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Subject: Consultancy at Kent History and Library Centre

Consultancy at Kent History and Library Centre

From: Anne Atkinson <anne.atkinson<-at->
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Consultant/Advisor opportunity
Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone

We are looking to appoint a consultant to help us to develop our
stage 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Funded Skills for the
Future programme

Context: The Conserving our Past, Preserving our Future Project has
been granted development funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund's
Skills for the Future Programme to fully develop its second round
application. Based at the Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone
the project focuses on training 3 young people in archival
conservation skills to conservation technician level, including the
completion of an NVQ in Cultural Heritage. It will engage with
Kent's communities through providing document preservation training
for volunteers working with their community's history and the
delivery of 3 project workshops.

We wish to appoint a consultant/advisor to work closely with the
project team during the project development phase to produce a
detailed Training Plan.

Applicants must be familiar with writing a Skills for the Future
training plan. Working with the project manager the
consultant/advisor will assist with the development and delivery of
the second stage bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Required tasks are:

    Research and write the activity and training plan to enable
    successful project delivery including the completion of NVQ in
    Cultural Heritage and external placements

    Research and report on the current demographics of people
    working in heritage and archival conservation technician roles
    in the South East providing evidence of the current need for
    these roles; mapping local studies and Record Offices to
    determine future demand for these skills

    Research and report on development opportunities for
    conservation technicians assessing work opportunities or
    potential employment routes available for young people

    Collate supporting documents required for a second round
    application to the HLF

    Provide a project evaluation framework

It is anticipated that work will commence in October 2013 with an
Interim Report and research findings required by 1 November 2013 and
Final Report by 17 November 2013. The consultant will report to the
Project Team of Sarah Stanley, Historic Collections Manager and Anne
Atkinson, History Services Development Manager

Remuneration: The consultant/advisor will be paid a fee based on an
appropriate daily rate within a capped budget of UKP7000 + VAT,
including costs of research, travel and incidental expenses.  Kent
County Council is registered for VAT

Applications: If you would like to be considered for appointment to
this consultancy, please submit a short proposal outlining your
response to this Brief, intended methodology and relevant
experience.  Please provide a CV for the lead consultant and support
staff and specify the number of consultancy days to be provided,
daily fee rates, estimates of travel expenses and contact details
for 2 references.

Closing date for receipt of proposals: 22 September 2013

Interviews will be held at the Kent History and Library Centre on
Monday 30 September, 2013

Please submit your proposal in writing by email to:

    Sarah Stanley
    Historic Collections Manager

If you require any further information, please contact

    Sarah Stanley
    +44 1622 694791


    Anne Atkinson
    +44 1622 696433

Anne Atkinson
History Services Development Manager
Kent History and Library Centre
James Whatman Way
Kent ME14 1LQ
+44 1622 696433
Int: 7000 6433

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