Opportunity to contribute to Bercow: Ten Years On (paid role)

In 2017/18, I CAN and the RCSLT are undertaking an independent review of the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), entitled Bercow: Ten Years On, which will be published in early 2018. The review launched in January 2017, and to date we have collected evidence through a variety of methods.

‘Deep dives’

Following the evidence gathering, we intend to carry out some ‘deep dives’ in three local areas in order to test out some of the findings arising from the evidence gathering in order to refine or add detail. It is not the intention that the ‘deep dives’ should generate additional evidence.


The RCSLT and I CAN invite applications for a commission to conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews by telephone.

The successful applicant should:

  • Have experience of communicating with a range of professionals and senior leaders in local systems.
  • Have experience of analysing and summarising qualitative data
  • Be flexible in order to make the interviews at the times convenient to the interviewees

The total budget for this piece of work is £3,500 plus VAT.

The deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 29th August 2017.

The requirements document sets out the background and requirements for the commission, and full details of the application process.

If you have any questions about the project or requirements please email