Invitation to Tender: Asylum Aid – Learning Partner

Asylum Aid & Justice Together Initiative
Increasing access to complex casework advice through training, supervision and peer support

We are delighted to have been selected by the Justice Together Initiative as a grantee partner to deliver a 3-year pilot of a programme of training, supervision and peer support to immigration advisers working in advice deserts across England and Wales.

We believe this programme can function as a pilot that demonstrates the long-term value and cost-effectiveness of investing in training a sustainable pipeline of expert immigration advisers who are well-networked, supported to provide advice in complex cases and who are prepared to train and support new advisers moving into the field.

We have designed this project to include a robust evaluation and learning component, so that we can refine the project during its implementation, as well as share our learnings upon completion with the wider sector, therefore creating the model of a structure into which additional funding can be invested.

We are therefore looking to recruit a learning partner to work with us throughout the 3 years of the project. The learning partner will:

• Work with us to refine our theory of change and create a learning plan
• Carry out initial interviews with the project supervisor and the first cohort of trainees to establish baseline data at the outset of the training
• Work with the project supervisor and partners to capture learnings and feedback from the 6-month pilot phase during which the first cohort of four trainees will receive in-depth training and supervision and support an in-depth evaluation making recommendations for roll out of the programme to the 2nd and 3rd cohorts
• Support capture of data and learnings throughout the programme and lead a full review and evaluation of the project at the end of the 3 year period.

Proposals should be submitted by 9am on the 22nd March 2023.

For more information on the project and how to apply, please see the document below.