Newsletter and bids 07 2020

 In bids

Dear Members.

This week more news and Views and bids Grants and funds.  We go out to over 3,000 people and organisations every week and today have a BUMPER EDITION of 58 pages. 

Full details of all bids and grants can be downloaded from the link below:


Our sponsor for 2020 is Bolt, a dedicated FE and Training Provider recruitment specialist. They have a 100% fill rate when working on a retained basis, if you’re serious about hiring to grow your business email


Well another storm and of course Half Term are upon us. So please stay safe. 


Changes to EPAO – see newsletter for more information.


Looks like Friday, Gillian Keegan was appointed as a parliamentary undersecretary of state at the Department for Education – and Tes understands her remit is likely to include apprenticeships and skills.


An opportunity in relation to education anyone interested in investing in education in IMO STATE IN NIGERIA, please contact me immediately. I am able to have in depth conversation with anyone, all details will be available .


The FE workforce data collection system is changing.
The Department for Education has confirmed plans to introduce a single DfE-led data collection of the FE workforce from the 2020/21 academic year. This will be mandatory from the 2021/22 academic year. The new collection will replace the Staff Individualised Record (SIR) collection administered by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) will undertake the new collection. We understand that this collection will sit alongside and complement the other collections that the ESFA is responsible for, such as submissions of learner data.

During the seven years the ETF has been responsible for the SIR data collection, its scope has widened to include independent training providers, local authorities and third sector providers. In the last year for which data was published – 2017-18 – it was based on over 90,000 individual records. The amount and quality of the information the SIR collection has provided about the size and characteristics of the workforce has provided a solid base for decision making.   The ETF will work closely with the ESFA as it assumes responsibility for collecting workforce data for the sector to assist a smooth transition. The commitment to make data submissions for the new collection mandatory is a positive step with which we agree. We look forward to seeing the new collection continuing to deliver data that maintains our understanding of the FE workforce and helping to ensure that investment in professional development and recruitment is a success.

If you have any queries about the new ESFA data collection, please email:
You will receive no further requests for SIR submissions but it is likely that the SIR website will stay open until the start of the next academic year so that you can still access your management dashboards. Benchmark data from the 2018-19 submission has already been published on the system and the annual report based on the 2018-19 submission will be published in the Spring.
3SC are looking to recruit new coaches and assessors for two of our key employment wellbeing and health programmes.   Access to Work involves the delivery of work based health assessments where assessors write reports that identify solutions for a given individual’s health condition or disability. We are especially interested in providers with an ongoing interest and experience of delivering these assessments and whilst there are no strict qualification related criteria, assessors need to demonstrate a knowledge of work place health issues, disability awareness and solutions to these issues in various work settings. We would like to hear from organisations based in Mid Wales, West Wales, North Wales and Birmingham interested in working with us to deliver this service.

Our Neuro Diverse Strategy Coaching (NDSC) Programme provides work based strategy mentoring and coaching to adults with neuro diverse conditions such as dyslexia, autism, asperger’s and dyspraxia to support them at work. The coaching is comprised of 6 to 10 hours of holistic, personalised coaching and mentoring. Coaches need to have a ILM level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring or an equivalent qualification as well as an awareness of neurodiversity and the challenges this may present. We are looking for coaches to operate in the Midlands, Mid Wales, North Wales, Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Herefordshire.

If you want to join us, find out more or just have any questions or queries then don’t hesitate to contact


Three Great Jobs going

Compliance Manager East London Based but covering Pan London £30,000 PA

Training Manager South East London but Covering Pan London  £40,000 PA

Operations Manager South East 

CVS to me please  I also have three organisations looking for ROTO holding Companies and for details of these please contact me at

Also one company looking to undertake a merger with another company to scale up operations.


Free webinar: ‘Taking your business overseas’ Hosted by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and the Department for International Trade (DIT)

Book onto our free webinar for business owners and advisers to learn about:

  • best practices for exporting
  • essential ingredients for exporting success
  • support available from IPO and DIT

Date: Friday 21 February 2020  Time: 12:00-13:00


Looking for a location for the next Peer Meet up for London if you have a location to fit 50 industry providers for a networking event e-mail me at


Many thank to Breda for Highlighting
The Department for International Development (DFID), UK is implementing ‘Skills for Jobs’ programme to strengthen Skill India Mission.

The programme focuses on sectors such as Construction, banking & financial services, aviation, renewable energy including electric vehicles and skill development for people with disabilities.

So if you do any of the above areas then please e-mail me for more details and an application form. At

Thew slight changes and clarity on Action is noted in full and will appear in the end of the BIDS Grants and Funds Section.


OPPORTUNITY: campaigner awards: Nominations for the 2020 Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) National Campaigner Awards are now open. Each year, SMK celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners – local, national, individuals, community groups, charities any shape or any size. The foundation’s interest is in finding those who have made change happen – most effectively, creatively and courageously. Winners will receive their award at an evening ceremony in London on 6th May 2020. The deadline for nominations is 12pm 13th March.



Vacancies on the jobs board this week include: Deputy Recovery Lead with EDP Drug & Alcohol Services [HMP Exeter], Honorary Therapist Placement with Oasis Project [Brighton], Women’s Advocate with Women In Prison [London], Claims & Compliance Officer with Changing Lives [Stockton], Peer Hub Support Worker with St. Giles Trust [Norfolk], Specialist Doctor with Kaleidoscope Project [North Wales], RAD Recovery Coordinator with Humankind [County Durham], RAD Recovery Coordinator with Nacro [Harlow], Policy and Communications Assistant with Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) [London], Curriculum Support Manager with Weston College [HMP Send & HMP East Sutton Park]. For more information about these vacancies, and many more, click here


FUNDING: homelessness:

Help the Homeless has funds available (generally up to £5,000) for small and medium-sized charities with an annual turnover of under £1m towards the funding of ‘capital’ projects. All applications must relate to projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offering shelter or other forms of sustenance. Find out more and apply before 15th March here

FUNDING: homelessness and young people: The Hilden Charitable Fund has grants available for the following priority areas: homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, and community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25. Average grants are £5,000. Find out more and apply before 18th March here


FUNDING: disadvantaged young people

The Peter Cruddas Foundation aims to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the UK by ensuring its funding reaches those most in need. The Foundation gives priority to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to education, training and employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. Preference will be given to the support of projects undertaken by UK registered charitable organisations. There is no minimum or maximum amount funded and projects can be funded for more than one year. Find out more and apply before 1st March here


 From all of us from me Steve and fellow Director Lisa and all the team have a great week and keep training Non-Executive Director at Six Companies and MD of EEVT Ltd Linked In Group 2020 Vision Group 2020 Vision Training Days and 2020 Vision Newsletter



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