Game Changer is a £5.6 million project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) and European Social Fund (ESF) which will run until March 2023 designed to support 1814 young people aged 15 to 24 who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) or at risk of NEET across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
It will support young people to overcome the challenges, sometimes complex, they face; understand their individual aptitudes, passions and interests; develop skills and experiences; build connectivity and networks, resulting in improved confidence, removal of previous barriers, increased skills levels and ultimately them progressing into work, apprenticeships or long-term learning/ training.
The programme is delivered by working with businesses, matching their needs and aspirations with the passions and skills of young people. From experiencing potential careers via sector-based work placements to challenge based learning sessions where young people can grow and express themselves openly and explore opportunities, young people on the programme will receive support tailored to their needs.
Game Changer aims to give young people the freedom to explore and view their future from a different perspective and experience a broad range of career opportunities. Real Ideas is leading Game Changer, with a partnership of five delivery organisations, all of whom will provide the opportunity for young people to achieve a brighter future for themselves and be part of an inclusive and growing Cornish economy.
Game Changer also provides young people with a means of expanding their qualifications and building foundation skills that enable them to progress including functional skills, sector specific skills and some transferable qualifications when appropriate that provide stronger paths into progression.
The offer: Specialist digital support for young people interested in pathways into the industry.
This invitation is an opportunity for digital organisations or practitioners to support young people on Game Changer who are interested in routes into employment in the digital sector.
What we are looking for:
Game Changer is looking to commission suitable providers who can support young people to develop skills and increase their employability towards careers in the broad ranging digital industries. The role would help introduce the different types of jobs within the sector, make links or introductions for individuals and support them to apply for courses, apprenticeships or jobs within the industry.
We are looking for an engaging provision that meets the needs of young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), enabling them to achieve. We expect to see young people gain confidence, wider skills and secure their next steps due to the support they receive.
Two payments will be made between November 2022 and March 2023
1 day a week (or 7 hours across the week) from November 2022 – March 2023
(Specific dates tbc – but would be 20 x days)
The fee must include possible travel as travel expenses will not be paid in addition to the tender.
The chosen organisation will be required to deliver the following provision:
The successful tenderer will be expected to:
Timeline for delivering the work
|Application deadline:||Friday 15th October 2022|
|Evaluation of tenders using award criteria||Within 5 days of closing submissions|
|Contract awarded to winning tender||Within 10 days of closing submissions|
|Contract commences||Within 21 days of closing submissions|
|Evidence to be audited and signed off||Every 3-4 weeks|
|Contract end date||31st March 2023|
Primary factors that the panel will use as decision making tools will be:
Previous work with young people and good connections to a broad spectrum of employers across the industry is preferred.
Responding to this Invitation to Tender
Please email your CV, along with response to the brief (no more than 1 A4 page) to Kate Rowlands, Programme Lead: [email protected] or 07595 491018.
All successful applicants will need to show proof of an in-date Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, public liability insurance certificate and have the ability to travel across Cornwall where needed.
For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Kate Rowlands, Programme Lead on the detail above.