Evaluators needed! Apply to be on the Youth Futures Foundation panel

Mar 20, 2020

Youth Futures Foundation is starting to build a panel of evaluators with the relevant skills and experience to conduct high quality evaluations of youth employment initiatives funded through our grants. This is an opportunity to play a founding role in this collaborative endeavour to generate robust findings that can be used to improve outcomes for disadvantaged young people.
We are beginning the Expression of Interest stage now, as we expect to require evaluators to start working with projects in summer 2020. However, at this stage we will only select a small number of teams, given that some of our funding activities are likely to be delayed by the Covid 19 pandemic. We anticipate there will be further opportunities to join the panel in the future.
To find out more about how to apply, please read this document here


How to apply

If you are interested in joining the panel, please complete a response following the guidance in the document and send this to Jane Colechin jane.colechin@youthfuturesfoundation.org  by 19th May 2020.  To ensure equal opportunities, we will provide answers to individual questions on this website (where they could be relevant to all applicants). Send questions to Jane before the 15th April.

Organisations will be shortlisted based on the criteria outlined in the document. We expect shortlisted organisations will be contacted by early June for a meeting, subject to changes due to the ongoing public health situation.


Our proposed timetable is set out below. Dates, and the details of interviews/conferences, will be subject to change, given the updated health advice. If you have any questions about the timetable and your capacity to respond to it, please do contact us.

Stage Dates
EOI published 20 March 2020
Answers to questions published on this webpage weekly 21 March – 15 April
Proposals due 19th  May
Assessment and interviews (these will be carried out remotely if necessary) 11 May – 1 June
Decisions made 2 June
Conference for appointed evaluators (these will be carried out remotely if necessary) Mid – June 2020

In June last year, the Prime Minister committed to an Opportunity Guarantee to ensure young people could access training, apprenticeships or quality jobs. We need the Government to deliver on that promise if we are to avoid a generation’s future blighted by the scarring effects of long-term unemployment.  

Blog / News

When we launched our first funding programme last year, we had a clear ambition: to find, invest in, support and evaluate promising approaches that ensure that all young people have fair access to good quality jobs. 


Introducing six members of our grants panel who are bringing their passion, experience and expertise to our grant-making decisions.


Comment on the latest labour market statistics which show that under-25s account for three fifths of the fall in employment.


Youth Futures Foundation publishes its current grants portfolio representing an investment of over £5million to improve job outcomes for young people who face disadvantage or discrimination.


Youth Futures Foundation is delighted to announce the membership of its Future Voices Group, 13 young people who will act as ambassadors for the organisation and inform its strategy and work. 


Young people are being hardest hit by the downturn in the labour market, says An Unequal Crisis: The impact of the pandemic on the youth labour market, a new report published by Youth Futures Foundation today (12 February 2021). 


Charlie Howard, aged 20, joined Youth Future’s Foundation as a Finance Officer Apprentice in October 2020. 

Digital Communications co-ordinator, Rebecca Omereye, spoke to him about taking the apprenticeship route and his plans for the future.  


The Spending Review is a missed opportunity to support young people into jobs and invest for the future.


Chris Goulden comments on how the rise in the number of young people staying in full-time education pushing down NEET numbers.


Youth Futures Foundation and BBC Children in Need announce the grant recipients of the £7 millon Inspiring Futures fund.


Deuvaunn Darroux joins the Youth Futures Foundation as Strategy Officer Apprentice.


Director of Impact and Evidence, Chris Goulden, reports back from the ERSA Kickstart Forum


Jason Arthur joins Youth Futures Foundation as Director of Strategy and Innovation.


New Heads of Grants Dilys Winterkorn and Lekan Ojumu join Director Matthew Poole (pictured centre) in the Grants and Investment team.