Seetec intends to submit multiple bids for the forthcoming ESF CFO tenders commissioned by HM Prison & Probation Service which are due to be released in April 2020. The Hub programme will have dual aims – to increase effective engagement with mainstream or core services and to encourage participation in activities to assist individuals to lead law abiding lives. Participation on the programme will be voluntary. We are therefore seeking both service delivery partners and/or providers of Hub premises.
We are keen to begin discussions with a range of providers with particular interest in working with those who can add demonstrable value or innovative and impactful approaches to the rehabilitative, employment and skills elements of the service. If you would like to be considered as one of our partners to work with us to deliver this programme, in the first instance access our Partnership Opportunity Portal (POP)
The link to our Partnership Opportunities Portal can be found here: Pop.seetec.co.uk
If you have not registered before, then please create a profile by providing some brief details about your organisation. If you already have a profile on POP but have not accessed it for a while, then please ensure that you have updated your details and any due diligence documents. Via your profile you will be able to access the Expression of Interest document. Please complete this Expression of Interest in the first instance and upload it. This will assist in capturing details on your experience, capacity and stakeholder links. Examples of innovation and your USPs are also important to us and we have included free text boxes for you to include additional information where you feel this is relevant.
Once the final ITT and specifications are released, which are currently expected in mid April, we will update you with an overview of the specific requirements for each region where we are bidding and if required we will contact you for further information.
Please return your Expression of interest to us by the 22nd April at 12:00.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Established over 35 years, the Seetec Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of Government funded employability, with three distinct pillars that deliver justice, employability and health and skills programmes. With an annual turnover of £150 million, our 2,500 staff deliver life-changing services from over 200 centres.
Seetec Justice delivers rehabilitation and criminal justice services in the community and in prison. We have run the CRC in Kent Surrey and Sussex to reduce reoffending and protect service users and communities since 2015. In February 2019 the MOJ appointed Seetec to manage probation services in South West England and Wales, and we are now the second largest provider of Probation Services in the UK. As a result, Seetec now supervises and supports nearly 30,000 low and medium risk offenders for the UK Ministry of Justice We will be seeking continually seeking high-quality partners who can support us across the programmes and frameworks in this sector.
Additionally, through the Department for Work and Pensions’ Work and Health Programme, the company also provides intensive support to people who may be disadvantaged and struggling to get into work. We also deliver an extensive range of Big Lottery, ESF and local programmes which build the life chances of individuals, including those with disabilities, by enabling them to compete for and sustain suitable employment. In the Republic of Ireland, Seetec delivers the JobPath employment programme and has helped 30,000 people into work for the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The company also provides apprenticeships and training on behalf of thousands of employers including market leaders in aviation, media and logistics as well as small and medium sized enterprises across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Most recently, we have started delivering Adult Education Budget in devolved areas such as Greater Manchester, Liverpool Combined Authority and the West of England
In January of this year, Seetec, became one of the largest employee-owned companies delivering public services in the UK and Ireland and will be the 9th largest employee-owned company in the UK by number of employees. A new employee council will be set up to manage and represent the interests of employees, which include frontline probation workers, employment coaches and trainers.
We thank you for taking the time to register on our Partnership Opportunities Portal and completing the Expression of Interest for CFO Activity hubs. We look forward to working with you in the future.