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- Work for us – see below for details of our latest vacancies and tender opportunities
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- 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.
Tender or Partnership Opportunities
Funding consortia partners wanted: Greater Manchester Self Employment Pilot
The Women's Organisation are currently developing a consortia to respond to the following funding call. Further details follow and full details of the call the call can be found here.
If having reviewed the call you feel that would like to explore the partnership opportunity please register your interest by completing and emailing your Expression Of Interest form to email@example.com using email header Greater Manchester Self Employment Pilot to reach us by 12 noon on Wednesday 21st August, 2019.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have been awarded funding from the Department of Education (DfE) to commission a test and learn pilot to support a minimum of 2,000 Greater Manchester self-employed residents from the eligible cohort listed below.
The main aim of the SEP is to understand which interventions work best to attract and engage those who are already self-employed and identify the most effective support to help them sustain and grow their business. The service will also work with those from the Gig Economy to support them to retrain and move into alternative preferred work.
The service will be externally evaluated and will provide DfE with an evidence base for what works in this area.
The expected value of the contract is £8 million and it is anticipated that the contract will be awarded in November 2019 and the service will be operational in February 2020 following an implementation phase and run to March 2022.
The service will attribute to the following strategic outcomes:-
- Increase earnings levels of the self-employed and those in the gig economy
- Increase business profits of the self-employed
- Increase the confidence and knowledge of the self-employed and those in the gig economy
- Increase the skills of the self-employed and those in the gig economy
- Reduce the number of pilot participants that cease trading due to business failure
GMCA want to ensure that priority access is given to GM residents on low income where self-employment is their primary source of income, or GM residents who are working in the gig economy. All participants will be required to participate in the evaluation of the service to be able to start on the programme and access support.
Minimum Service Offer
The minimum service offer will include the following interventions:-
- Regular access to a Keyworker
- A holistic assessment and personalised action plan
- Access to the digital platform supporting the service offer
- Access to peer mentoring
- Access to information, advice and guidance from qualified specialists in the areas of personal finances and careers advice
- Access to co-working space
- Access to Virtual Vouchers which can be exchanged for the enhanced of skills and training.