Jim Carley and Liz Gray will once again be delivering our popular Employment & Skills Bid Writing Course in Coventry on the 29th April 2014. 

Carley Consult’s team are recognised experts in securing welfare-to-work and work-based-learning funding. As part of our service we have provided training in bid writing related skills to over 300 people in the sector around the UK. This has included in-house training delivery to providers such as Working Links, Remploy, Ufi and ESG Holdings.

Due to the success over the last 3 years of our Employment & Skills Bid Writing training days, we will be holding our next one day workshop in Coventry on the Tuesday the 29th April.

The workshop will be led by Jim Carley (Managing Director) and Liz Gray (Head of Bid Services) from Carley Consult. Jim and Liz collectively  have almost 20 years of bid writing and grant application experience in the employment and skills sector, and have been involved in every major DWP and LSC/SFA tender round in recent years.

As experts with direct industry knowledge, the focus of this workshop is directly tailored to opportunities and developments within the employability and skills sector. As such, it is ideally geared for training providers, FE colleges, charities, housing associations, social enterprises, and similar organisations active in this industry. The workshop involves a combination of practical and participative exercises, combined with group discussion and lively presentations.

o  Understanding public sector procurement procedures o  Sourcing tender opportunities and making informed bid / no bid decisions o  Effectively selling to prime contractors and other providers  Project managing the bid process and response timeline o  Developing a comprehensive and competitive proposition o  Storyboarding the response and answering each question in full o  Applying case modelling to inform financial submissions and pricing o  Effectively proof reading, critiquing and mock scoring draft bids

The Workshop is aimed at anybody with a direct or indirect role in contributing to tender responses. This may include Bid Writers, Business Development Managers, Partnerships/Subcontracting Managers, Fundraising Managers and Owner/Managers of SME providers. It will be especially useful for people new to Business Development or bid writers wanting to refresh their skills in preparation for the future DWP Employment Related Services Framework Tender.

The Workshop is competitively priced at just £199.00 plus VAT per delegate. Carley Consult are also Associate

Members of ERSA and we are therefore delighted to be able to offer ERSA members a 5% discount (£189.00 plus VAT). Book early to avoid disappointment – for more details about this Workshop, including details of how to book, please contact: Jane Shelley jshelley@carleyconsult.co.uk or fill in the booking form here. If you would like a more in depth course tailored to your specific needs then please get in touch to discuss an in-house training session. 

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