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Tender Opportunity to deliver Diversity Champions Training Programme

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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Wednesday 6th June 2018

OVERVIEW:
The West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) Programme is managed by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, supported with funding from Arts Council England (ACE). The programme is part of a national scheme to develop, support and enhance the museum sector within the region; through a range of activities focussed on driving resilience. WMMD works to support 141 museums and galleries across the region through training, grants and programmes encouraging best practice in all aspects of museum work.

THE PROJECT:
The Diversity Champions scheme is now in its third year. The scheme supports Arts Council England’s (ACE) ‘Creative Case for Diversity’ to improve equality, diversity and inclusive practice within museums. The 2018/19 Champions scheme will be aimed at mangers and decision makers within the heritage sector who have the authority to implement change within their organisations. The programme will focus on providing managers with an introduction to current legislation and the nine protected characteristics, the importance of embedding the ‘Creative Case for Diversity’ into their organisation and an introduction to writing an Equality Action Plan. We expect the response of rural museums to be different to that of urban museums and the training must take account of their differing needs.

We are looking for a professional training provider who can deliver the brief.

We expect an overview of how you will respond to this brief (no more than four sides of A4). We welcome quotes which are inclusive of all the key areas however we will also consider quotes for individual key areas if you specialise in a particular field. Please identify in your proposal if you are quoting for the full programme or part.

TIMESCALE:
We expect the programme to start in September 2018 and finish in March 2019.

PROCUREMENT:
As this work is being funded with public money through Arts Council England, it is imperative that we follow ‘best value’ principles when appointing our consultancy partner. Therefore the procedure and timescales we will be following are:-

Following receipt of this brief interested parties should email sarah.griffiths@ironbridge.org.uk no later than 5pm on Friday 29 June 2018

Selected companies will be invited to come in to discuss and present their ideas at WMMD offices in Ironbridge on Thursday 5 July 2018

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