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Short term consultancy - Networks and Partnerships (up to 6 months)

Maximum budget: £20,000

Scope of work

We need a suitably skilled individual to help us develop a new approach to ensuring our network of providers and internal systems are capable of meeting our members' current and emerging needs.

The providers we use deliver work on our behalf must have relevant and demonstrable expertise - as co-op specialists, or with expertise in key areas that our members need support with, such as business planning, legal, finance, community shares advice or other professional services. The scope of work is framed around three core areas

  1. Build on our existing research to map member and wider co-op sector needs against existing advice provision to create a gap analysis.
  2. Design and implement a plan to build capacity internally where possible, seek out and build relationships with a network of providers to respond to these gaps.
  3. Design and implement a new agile system that connects member enquiries to relevant expertise and support.

Expertise and experience

The successful consultant will need:

  • A proven track record in the delivery of business improvement consultancy in similar sized organisations.  
  • Good knowledge and understanding of available and relevant business support networks and offers.
  • Proven ability to design and conduct research projects, perform gap analyses, and reach evidence-based conclusions.
  • Product development or project management experience.

Evidence and references will be requested. The appointed consultant must be available to start work in the first quarter of 2021. 

How to apply

Read through the invitation to tender document for details

Deadline for submissions is midnight, 31 January 2021

Invitation to tender: Network and partnerships consultancy

We need a suitably skilled individual to help us develop a new approach to ensuring our network of providers and internal systems are capable of meeting our members' current and emerging needs.

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