Tender for youth work delivery

Monday 12th March 2018

Wappenbury Wood Kate Sugden

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is looking to appoint a youth work agency to deliver a youth programme from May 2018.

‘Welcome to Dunsmore Living Landscape, a precious slice of countryside rich in wildlife and accessible to all. From the outskirts of Coventry and Leamington over to the ancient Fosse Way, discover a wooded heartland bursting with life, linked by a network of hedgerows and meadows. Get up close to nature, immerse yourself in the past and find your own connection to the landscape.’

Introduction
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is looking to appoint a youth work agency to deliver from May 2018 a 5-session youth programme to a small group of ‘at risk from exclusion’ year 9 students at North Leamington School, together with 16 additional sessions to two different groups of young people (11-18) within the Heritage Lottery Funded Dunsmore Living Landscape (DLL) scheme area. There is the potential for the contract to be extended to deliver further sessions in 2019 and 2020. For more details of the scheme area, visit www.exploredunsmore.org.

The DLL scheme has an existing youth work programme consisting of 8 session plans (see p.124 of the accompanying Activity Plan). Prior to leaving the Trust in February, the session plans were developed in house by our youth worker Matthew Cox. It is expected that the successful agency would deliver sessions based around this plan, although some flexibility would be given around both the content and number of sessions per group. In 2017, the programme was delivered to a group of young people in Willenhall and included a tree climb with the Big Tree Climbing Company www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk. We would also like to maintain our link to North Leamington School, established by Matt.

You are invited to provide a tender for delivering this work.

Background

The Dunsmore Living Landscape Scheme, led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and partners, was awarded over £1 million in February 2017, following a successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Grant fund.
The scheme’s vision is to restore an ancient wooded landscape connected by hedgerows, grasslands, trees and ponds, full of historical sites, to one rich in wildlife and accessible to all. The Dunsmore Scheme will deliver a programme of community engagement and training as part of landscape scale efforts to restore the natural heritage of the area and improve its accessibility.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) is lead partner of the Dunsmore Living Landscape Scheme, working in partnership with Coventry City Council, Friends of Brandon Wood, Natural England, Rugby Borough Council, Warwick District Council, Warwickshire County Council and a number of other organisations and groups.

Additional Information
For further details of the scheme, visit www.exploredunsmore.org.
Full details of the scheme, including the Youth Work session plans at the back of the Activity Plan, can be accessed here

Requirements

  1. To deliver 5 x youth work sessions to a small group of year 9 pupils at North Leamington School and a further 16 x sessions (2 x 8) to two groups of young people (11-18) within the scheme area.
  2. Groups should be a minimum of 6 young people.
  3. To plan and deliver sessions based on the existing session plan framework in the DLL Scheme Activity Plan (p.124-127).
  4. To provide session sign in sheets, evaluation and evidence of activity e.g. photographs/film.
  5. To evidence that proper procedures are in place, including DBS checks, risk assessments and public liability insurance.

Timetable

Milestone Date
Brief issued Friday 9th March 2018
Deadline for submission of quotes Monday 26th March 2018
Pitch to scheme staff w/c 2nd April 2018
Appointment of agency and inception meeting w/c 9th April 2018
Delivery of sessions From 1st May – December 2018

Please indicate if this time-frame is realistic or not and any preferred completion date.

The quote should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 26th March 2018 (via email or post). No late submissions will be accepted.

Please include examples of previous similar work that you have carried out and any supporting documents, together with any CVs and testimonials.

Please submit your quote and any documents by email or post to:
Chris Redstall
Dunsmore Living Landscape Scheme Manager

Postal Address:
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW
Telephone: 024 7630 2912

Email: chris.redstall@wkwt.org.uk

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