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Contract for Business Planning support consultant

We are seeking a consultant to help us review our 2018-19 Strategy for Growth and translate it into a specific, measurable and time-limited business plan. Alongside this work, we are commissioning support to help develop and embed an effective evaluation process to underpin and demonstrate the public value of our work. The successful supplier for this Business Planning contract will be required to liaise with the evaluation supplier and ensure that the evaluation framework reflects the KPIs included in the Business Plan.

Scope of the work

To work alongside the Executive Director and key staff to review the Strategy for Growth, test its findings in light of events during 2020 and against the new CBA purpose and core values. The supplier will also be required to consider how the revised strategy can more comprehensively reflect the extent of our work in Wales and respond appropriately to opportunities there.

Required outputs

  • Updated recommendations from Strategy for Growth
  • Where appropriate, recommendations for specific activity in Wales
  • Identify recommendations from Strategy for Growth which remain relevant and should be embedded in new Business Plan
  • 3 Year Business Plan with outline costings
  • Embedded evaluation framework
  • Recommendations on measures to enhance governance support and oversight of the business plan, and committee structure.

Skills and experience required

  • Demonstrable experience of producing business plans within small organisations and charities
  • Experience of supporting organisations in implementing transformational change
  • Experience of coaching and supporting staff and organisations through change

Budget

Our budget for this work is £12,000, which needs to cover VAT (if applicable) at 7.5% as we are partially VAT exempt. Please indicate your proposed fee and your VAT status in your application. We do not anticipate the requirement for travel as part of this contract, but any travel expenses are to be negotiated separately.

Timetable

  • Closing date for submissions is Midday on 10th December
  • Interviews will be held on 14th or 15th December
  • Appointment w/c 14 December
  • Project initiation meeting in early January
  • Work carried out between late January and early-March
  • Final recommendations and report submitted by late March

How to apply

Please download and read the full brief below and send an application of no more than 4 pages highlighting your proposed approach, your relevant experience, your proposed fee, and how your insight could help shape our project, accompanied by a CV or other summary of your expertise/experience.

Applications and any questions should be sent to:

Helen Wilkinson, CBA Business Transformation Director, helenwilkinson@archaeologyuk.org 07719667102

Closing date for submissions is Midday on 10th December

Brief for Business Planning support (283.0K, .PDF)
Brief for Business Planning support

Contract for Governance Diversity Review

The CBA recognises that poor diversity at all levels of the organisation fails to reflect wider society and is a barrier to future growth and development. We want a to commission a consultant to work with us, and to challenge us, in creating a more open and representative organisation from top to bottom. 

The key element of this contract will be to work alongside the Chair and Board of CBA Trustees, the Executive Director and staff to help them develop a clear roadmap to deliver structural and behavioural changes around diversity and equality issues.

Required outputs

  • A clear CBA Policy Statement on Diversifying Participation in Archaeology; to include actions, benchmarking, and timescales.
  • A clear roadmap for progressing wider E&D issues and improvements within the CBA staff and Trustees team and for the wider CBA family of groups and affiliates, including an E&D Committee to support the work of the CBA; and recommendations on setting up a CBA Youth Board
  • Establishing a clear remit for a Board level champion on E&D issues
  • Where appropriate, recommendations for specific activity in Wales
  • A brief report summarising strategic recommendations for the organisation’s future approach to E&D

Skills and experience required

  • Up-to-date knowledge of E&D issues and the challenges faced by established organisations seeking to change
  • Experience of supporting organsiations to develop robust and meaningful approached to E&D issues
  •  Experience of Board level roles and responsibilities
  • A clear understanding of E&D issue in the United Kingdom

Budget

Our budget for this work is £8640, which needs to cover VAT (if applicable) at 7.5% as we are partially VAT exempt. Please indicate your proposed fee and your VAT status in your application. We do not anticipate any travel requirements, but if travel becomes possible in the new year, expenses are to be negotiated separately.

Timetable

This is subject to review, and we anticipate the need for flexibility on both sides. Our expectations currently are:

  • Appointment w/c 14 December
  • Project initiation meeting in early January
  • Work carried out between late January and early-March
  • Final recommendations and report submitted by late March

How to apply

Please download and read the full brief below and send an application of no more than 4 pages highlighting your proposed approach, your relevant experience and how your insight could help shape our project, accompanied by a CV or other summary of your expertise/experience.

Applications and any questions should be sent to:

Helen Wilkinson, CBA Business Transformation Director, helenwilkinson@archaeologyuk.org 07719667102

Closing date for submissions is Midday on 10th December

Brief for Governance Diversity Review (382.0K, .PDF)
Brief for Governance Diversity Review

Casework Input Volunteers wanted

In its capacity as a National Amenity Society, the CBA receives Listed Building Consent applications from across England and Wales. We log each application received onto a publicly accessible database which is shared with other National Amenity Societies casework.jcnas.org.uk . As we receive about 300 applications a week, we are looking for volunteer members of the Casework team to help us add these to our Casework database and flag any issues for immediate action to other members of the Casework team. This role will give volunteers the experience of working with a National Amenity Society, an understanding of listed building casework and how designated sites are protected within the planning process.

Location: Suitable for homeworking

Key tasks and activities:

  • Inputting data onto our Casework database.
  • Flagging up any issues for immediate action to other members of the Casework team.

Skills and attributes sought:

  • The ability to work independently.
  • Interest in changes to Listed Buildings.
  • Attention to detail and a systematic approach.
  • Proficiency in using a computer and access to the internet/email as all information is sent out electronically.
  • The ability to assess planning documents and read architectural drawings.

Training Provided:

  • General induction.
  • Introduction to the Casework database and handling Listed Building Consent applications.
  • Introduction to our remit as a National Amenity Society.

Commitment involved:

  • From two hours a week on a regular basis.
  • As applications are sent out to Volunteers on Tuesdays / Thursdays of each week, we ask that Volunteers add these to the database by Thursday of the same week or the following Monday morning for Thursday applications. 

If this is an opportunity that you are interested in please complete the application form. All completed application forms should be returned to alisonedwards@archaeologyuk.org

Full details and application form below.

Volunteering roles

Here at the CBA office in York, there are occasional opportunities to contribute your skills to help us with our day-to-day work, from listed building casework and the annual Festival of Archaeology, to campaigning, marketing and fundraising.

We also welcome CBA champions to help raise our profile at a local level and promote our membership and student membership programmes.

There are also opportunities to volunteer for the wider CBA Network by getting involved with your local CBA Group committee or joining your local county archaeological society or university archaeological society. Contact us for details.

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