About the roles
We have two briefs, outlined below. We expect one brief to take approximately 10-15 days, and the other to take approximately 10 days. Applicants can apply for one or both of the briefs.
Part One: Resource Hub
Building on the existing work of London’s Giving, the purpose is to scope the feasibility of establishing a Resource Hub which would take this programme to a new level.
We are open-minded as to what we mean by Resource Hub and this is part of the purpose of this consultancy. As well as the existing work of the London’s Giving programme, we know there are other potential resources but they are not well-signposted.
A Resource Hub could include, but would not be limited to, access to freelance support; database advice; marketing; signposting; and/or building the existing London’s Giving Network to create a Community of Practice.
Should the establishment of a Resource Hub be considered both feasible and desirable, the study should also set out best options for where it should be located – whether virtually or physically.
- Close liaison with the Consultant engaged to work on Part Two to ensure that both concepts are aligned and complementary.
- Scoping and mapping what resources are already in place, both internally and externally, and how to better utilise them, including how to maintain their dynamism and relevance.
- Consultation with London Funders regarding existing resources for London’s Giving and the potential to build on these.
- Consultation with City Bridge Trust on its vision for the future of London’s Giving.
- Consultation with the London’s Giving network to establish what PBGS would like to see in place by way of a Resource Hub. Probably by way of a questionnaire, followed by targeted 1:1 meetings.
- Desk research into external resources available, for example, (but not limited to) the Institute of Fundraising, social media fundraising groups.
- Desk research into potential funders for the resource.
- What the cost will be and options for the future sustainability of such a resource.
- Options for the location of the resource, how it builds on the existing programme of London’s Giving and how it interacts with existing infrastructure and resources on place-based giving.
- Options for how to operationalise the resource with maximum effectiveness and efficiency, including how to ensure it remains fresh, up-to-date and relevant.
- Consultation with stakeholders on the likely recommendations on completion of this brief.
- A final report with recommendations for the way forward and next steps: including options on the location of the resource; its resourcing and how to operationalise it. The report will need to be clear on how the recommendations tie in with our values and our diversity, equity and inclusion statement.
- We believe that the brief can be completed over a period of 10 – 15 working days.
Part two: Establishment of a fund
The purpose is to scope out the feasibility of establishing a fund that would act as match funding for PBGS which are aiming to secure funds from other donors. Also to research options on its size (critical mass), the broad parameters of a fund and the optimal home for a fund.
- Close liaison with the Consultant engaged to work on Part One to ensure that both concepts are aligned and complementary.
- Consultation with PBGS on their vision for the purpose of a fund.
- Consultation with City Bridge Trust on likely available funding.
- Desk research into similar match-funding ‘pots’.
- Consultation with other potential donors to the fund (a clear steer will be given on who to contact).
- Final report with clear recommendations as to the feasibility of establishing a fund and its optimal size. Options for where the fund should be located and options for engaging other donors. The report will need to be clear on how the recommendations tie in with our values and our diversity, equity and inclusion statement.
- We believe the brief can be completed within 10 working days.
How to apply
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Applicants should email EA-CBT@cityoflondon.gov.uk outlining their interest, addressing the following points:
- Whether your interest is in Part One or Part Two or both.
- Your experience and track record (addressing Part One and/or Part Two) that make you well-placed to undertake this work.
- Your proposed methodology and personnel.
- An estimate of the cost (addressing Part One and/or Part Two).
- Two references.
Applicants will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of PBGS; the part they play in strengthening local communities; and their importance as part of civil society infrastructure at a local level. experience of working with, and knowledge of issues affecting, the voluntary sector. This includes specific knowledge and understanding of issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and how these intersect with systemic inequality and oppression.
In addition, in order to fulfil Part One of the brief, applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to and sound understanding of asset-based community development and a thorough understanding and sensitivity to the support needs of PBGS.