Jobs /

Tender opportunity: Organisational Health Programme and Midlands Trustee Network

  • Share /
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

The Museum Development Midlands programme (MDM) invites your quotation to deliver the Organisational Health Programme and Midlands Trustee Network strands of its support work.

The contractor(s) will:

  1. Deliver the Organisational Health Programme (30 days), including
    1. Intensive Organisational Health Support
    2. One to One Organisational Health Surgeries
    3. Organisational Health contribution to MDM internal team meetings
  2. Develop and deliver a Midlands Trustee Network (6 days), including
    1. Amalgamating existing Trustee Networks and coordinating new Midlands Trustee Network
    2. Developing and delivering Midlands Trustee Network support programme

Please note that these contract elements could be bid for collectively or as separate elements.

MDM will consider applications from agencies, individual freelancers, or a team of freelancers if you wish to apply as a group.

The initial contract will run until the end of March 2025 with the potential to extend annually until March 2027 with budgets and outputs agreed on an annual basis.

The Organisation Health Programme and Midlands Trustee Network will contribute to MDM’s aim to support museums to operate more effectively, increasing their long-term viability and
relevance. MDM’s support is delivered through direct advice, grants, training provision, facilitated networks, workshops and tailored, intensive activity.

The contractor would operate within the framework of the MDM programme, which is currently funded through Arts Council England (ACE) from April 2024 to March 2027.

Read the full brief and apply

MDM is seeking candidates with the following experience and expertise:

  • Experience working in or with a range of different types of museums including local authority, independent and volunteer run.
  • Experience working with charities or not-for-profit organisations
  • Familiarity with the legal and ethical issues faced by museums
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to build professional yet supportive rapport with clients quickly
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely to clients
  • Discretion, sensitivity, and the ability to treat discussions with the upmost confidentiality
  • Understanding of current Museum Accreditation requirements
  • Strong practical knowledge of museums, heritage and current issues affecting the sector
  • Experience or knowledge of Midlands museums and their key organisational challenges
  • Knowledge of sector funders, stakeholders and support organisations

Timescales and key dates:

MDM is working to the current timeline:

  • Invitation to quote closes: Friday 19 April 2024
  • Interviews week commencing: Monday 29 April 2024
  • Successful applicants notified at the latest: Tuesday 7 May 2024
  • Contract commencement date: Monday 13 May 2024

Project budget and payment terms

The maximum budget is £18,000 including all expenses and VAT to the end of March 2025.

There are two separate elements to the budget:

  • £15,000 inc VAT for organisational health
  • £3,000 inc VAT for the trustee network element
> Apply Now
  • Share /
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn