The two-day practical masterclasses are aimed at service managers, senior staff and trustees. Case studies, practical tools and talks by experts will help to guide organisations through what is required to win and deliver public service contracts.
The classes will cover a number of subjects, including:
- writing winning bids
- adjusting to changes in the tender process
- developing consortia
- financial skills, such as how to profile and manage risks.
The programme is funded by Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office, with pro-bono support from private sector partners. The classes have been designed by, and will be delivered by, cross-sector partners ACEVO, AVANTA, Capita, Ingeus, NAVCA, NCVO, Serco and Social Enterprise UK.
Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, said: “The voluntary sector has a vital role to play in public service delivery. Their knowledge of those who depend on public services and their ability to inspire trust and give a voice to people who need it most, means we must involve them more actively.”
Masterclasses will be held across England over the next year. Registration is now open for two events planed for March 2013 in London and Manchester. You can also register your interest to receive details of masterclasses in your area, when they are announced.