Libraries Connected is seeking an expert contractor to facilitate the development of a peer mentor scheme for library Heads of Service.
The structured mentoring scheme will help Heads of Service to access support tailored to their needs. It will ensure that the support is provided by a wide number of Heads of Service and does not fall disproportionately on the shoulders of a few.
The scheme will be especially beneficial to three categories of Heads of Service:
- Newly appointed Heads of Service from a library background
- Newly appointed Heads of Service from a non-library background
- Established Heads of Service facing major changes – positive or negative.
The scheme should also be of benefit to the mentors, supporting their development as leaders and role models.
Proposals should be no more than 2500 words and should include:
- An understanding of the brief
- An outline methodology for achieving the brief
- A statement of your skills and experience in context of this brief including names and experience of each person assigned to the project. Examples and links to relevant reports you have written or contributed to should be included
- An outline work plan and timetable for this work.
A full outline of the brief is available in the Invitation to Tender attached as a Word document at the bottom of this page and as a web page to the right.
A maximum of £14,400 is available for this project, inclusive of VAT and all contractors' expenses. Libraries Connected will provide some administrative support including to help convene the Heads of Service reference group, oversee quality management and publish training resources and guidance. It will also support in arranging the launch event, arranging the training event and coordinating the review process. This contract will also facilitate the establishment of the scheme in a way that it can be sustained by Libraries Connected staff and members beyond the term of the initial project.
Please submit proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on 13 December 2021.