Opportunity to provide engagement and advice services for Cumbria Business Growth Hub

19 Sep 2017

This opportunity is issued by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce in relation to engaging businesses in developing their workforce and to undertaking training needs analyses.

Note: If you are already working for us as an adviser you need not reapply to work on this activity – your work on this activity is covered by the procurement already undertaken. This procurement is for additional advisers to work on this project only.


The ESF Employees Support in Skills initiative is aimed at encouraging businesses throughout Cumbria to consider workforce development as part of their plans, and in particular growth plans, providing free training and encouraging businesses to offer apprenticeships. It is delivered by a partnership led by Carlisle College.

As part of this Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, through the Growth Hub, is tasked with engaging with businesses, undertaking training needs analyses and promoting take-up of training and apprenticeships, as well as providing an impartial brokerage service between businesses and providers.

Specific requirements

We therefore have a requirement for subcontracted advisers to:
engage businesses
carry out training needs analyses
promote the project offer and encourage take up of training and apprenticeships
make clients aware of the wider support on offer and refer them into this
ensure that project paperwork is fully and correctly completed, including required signatures, and provided to the Growth Hub in a timely manner

Advisers may make their own client appointments and/or undertake appointments made for them by the Growth Hub.


The project is now operating and is expected to run until approximately March 2018. Note that there will be no commitment to a particular number of hours under the contract, either in total or in any given period.

Application documents

Adviser brief - click here

Award criteria - click here

Adviser contract here

This call will remain open until noon on 4.10.17. 

Submissions may be made at any time up to that time and will be considered for addition to the pool as and when they are received. 

Any response received after the deadline will not be opened or considered. 

Please respond by email to lesleyr@cumbriachamber.co.uk


Any clarifications should be submitted to lesleyr@cumbriachamber.co.uk.

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