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At The Women’s Organisation, we know that the driving force behind our success is the hard work and dedication of our superb team. We’re always on the look out for new faces who can bring new experience and expertise to enhance our efforts. If you would like to help us out, there are lots of ways that you can get involved:

  • Work for us – see below for details of our latest vacancies and tender opportunities
  • Become an expert or associate – share your skills and business experience with our clients
  • Volunteer – help us to raise the essential funds we need to deliver our services
  • Join the board – add to the diversity and dedication of our board members
  • Offer a masterclass – if you have a specific skill that would help our women, pass it on at our Business Club or masterclass sessions.

 

New Tender Opportunity 

Enterprise Hub Strategic Partner Procurement

The Enterprise Hub is seeking to procure between 2 and 10 suitable Strategic Partners to support the continued development and implementation of an integrated pre-business startup support services in Liverpool City Region.  Strategic Partners are invited from organisations that can provide strategic engagement and policy support, contribute to local democratic accountability and governance and provide a minimum of 50% match, and up to 100% contribution to support service implementation. The total eligible budget available is up to £750k

Enterprise Hub Strategic Partners will enable and improve;

  • policy and strategy alignment to create the operational conditions to support more residents to become economically included and establish enterprises
  • accountability, quality and alignment with local authority policy ambitions
  • programme awareness and reach at an individual local authority district level across Liverpool City Region
  • alignment with other public sector support services that will facilitate residents social and economic inclusion and drive enterprise creation
  • connectivity to local public and community based services 
  • integration with other key mainstream policy areas  
  • overall engagement in support services in the Liverpool City Region that will help improve economic
  • further investment in targeted local service delivery that will support residents within each local authority district  

Enterprise Hub is a comprehensive community engagement, enterprise promotion and business support programme, which fosters the creation of new enterprises from pre-start to early stage businesses and social enterprises. It achieves this through delivering an innovative package of services which helps prepare individuals considering creating an enterprise or a social enterprise. Enterprise Hub deploys a range of measures and community development approaches including community outreach, awareness raising, advice, workshops, mentoring and network development to provide a holistic model of support. In addition, it has developed a Strategic Partner collaborative to ensure effective policy and strategy alignment, democratic accountability whilst promoting additional community and neighbourhood reach.  

Enterprise Hub provides support to a diverse target group of potential-entrepreneurs living in LCR including men, women, employed and unemployed residents, BME and disabled residents and graduates mapped against the LCR Combined Authority footprint and based on specific local authority geography. 

Enterprise Hub is led by the City of Liverpool College (CoLC) who are acting as accountable body and The Women’s Organisation who are acting as managing partner.

Please see attached tender brief document.

Enterprise Hub is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.

 

 

 

 

New Tender Opportunity

Enterprise Hub Community Delivery Partner Procurement

The Enterprise Hub is seeking to procure between 2 and 10 suitable Community Delivery Partners to support the continued development and implementation of an integrated enterprise support services in Liverpool City Region (LCR).  Community Partners are invited from organisations that can provide client delivery support at a community based level and provide a minimum of 50% match, and up to 100% contribution to support service implementation. The total eligible budget available is up to £750K

Enterprise Hub Community Delivery Partners will enable and improve;

  • the capability of individuals who are considering starting their own business to be equipped with the personal financial knowledge and know how to help them establish and sustain their personal and family income levels in the early phase of their enterprise venture and on an ongoing basis
  • overall business sustainability resulting from greater financial resilience and capability of the new entrepreneur     
  • access to a range of advice services to support people moving into self-employment or starting their own business with a variety of issues personal budgeting and better of calculations, financial planning, transitioning from welfare benefits, access to state support in the initial period of business startup e.g. Council Tax, housing benefit and mortgage interest and universal credit / working tax credits
  • the confidence levels of people thinking of enterprise as an employment option by ensuring that they can make informed choices and have realistic minimum income forecasts and expectations
  • connectivity to local public and community based services to help create the operational conditions to support more residents to become economically included
  • to improve connection with other support systems such as primary and public health and housing 
  • the breath and quality of the Enterprise Hub model to reflect the needs of client’s accessing Enterprise Hub services
  • programme awareness and reach within individual neighborhoods across Liverpool City Region
  • delivery of pre-start up and enterprise support within individual neighborhoods  across Liverpool City Region
  • programme awareness and reach with specific target groups across Liverpool City Region for example; people who have suffered domestic abuse, people who experience mental ill health and distress and people who benefit from specialist support services
  • alignment with other support services that will facilitate residents social and economic inclusion and support enterprise creation e.g. Money Advice Service, Energy Efficiency Advice and Health and Well Being Initiatives       
  • integration with other key mainstream services e.g. Domestic Abuse, Housing, Community Health and GP services  

Enterprise Hub is a comprehensive community engagement, enterprise promotion and business support programme, which fosters the creation of new enterprises from pre-start to early stage businesses and social enterprises. It achieves this through delivering an innovative package of services which helps prepare individuals considering creating an enterprise or a social enterprise. Enterprise Hub deploys a number of measures and community development approaches including community outreach, awareness raising, advice, workshops, mentoring and network development to provide a holistic model of support. In addition, it is now seeking to expand its Community Partner collaborative to ensure that it is meeting client need and achieves additional community and neighbourhood reach and added value.  

Enterprise Hub provides support to a diverse target group of potential-entrepreneurs living in LCR including men, women, employed and unemployed residents, BME and disabled residents and graduates mapped against the LCR Combined Authority footprint and based on specific local authority geography. 

Enterprise Hub is led by the City of Liverpool College (CoLC) who are acting as accountable body and The Women’s Organisation who are acting as managing partner.

Please see attached tender brief document.

Enterprise Hub is part funded through the European Regional Development Fund.

 

 

 

 

New Tender Opportunity 

Better Off Finance Evaluation Tender

We are seeking a suitably qualified organisation or individual to facilitate the Better Off Finance (BOF) project evaluation, aim to measure the social and economic impact of the project. Therefore, we seek to procure a Social Accounting and Auditing (SAA) provider to put in place a social accounting methodology that will collect quantitative and qualitative information from beneficiaries and stakeholders and will also provide regular feedback throughout the programme which will be reported to commissioners. The process will help plan and manage the project as well as demonstrate what it achieves. We want to procure a Social Accounting and Audit provider that has the track record and experience of developing a logical and flexible framework which will enable the project to build on existing documentation and reporting systems and develop a process so that the project can:

* Prove - account fully for and report on BOF’s social, environmental and economic performance and impact

* Improve- provide the information essential for planning future actions and improving performance

* Account - be accountable to all those BOF work with and work for

The provider will be able to provide a comprehensive social accounting and audit process and result in BOF and our commissioners being able to understand the impact the project has on people, the planet and the way it uses resources and it will also help improve its effectiveness. We are seeking providers that can deliver SAA and can if appropriate deploy tools such as SORI and LM3. We are seeking a provider that can provide independent verification and will ultimately collate, analyse and bring together in a single BOF project evaluation document which will be audited independently and widely published.

The value of the contract will be up to £120,000 in total.

This project is funded by the ESF/Big Lottery - Building Better Opportunities Fund

The deadline for this tender is Monday 29th May at 5pm

Please view and download the tender document here

All tender documents should be returned to info@thewo.org.uk 

Interested in joining our team?

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker

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