Vacancy: Loans Consultant Position

Position: Invitation to Tender
Organisation: Museums Worcestershire
Location: UK, England, Hartlebury nr. Kidderminster
Closing date: 18/01/2013 d/m/y
Job Type: Ct
Salary: consultancy fee of up to £9,950.00


Invitation to Tender
Museums Worcestershire

UK, England, Hartlebury nr. Kidderminster

Museums Worcestershire is looking for a heritage learning consultant to assist with the development of a new community object loans service. Following a fire in October 2010 that devastated our current service we are looking to develop a bigger offer in partnership with other museums and arts providers within the county.

Project Vision

The vision for The Phoenix Project is to develop a community loans service in the broadest sense that offers a variety of arts and museum/heritage resources to current and new audiences, drawing on and incorporating the skills and resources of new partners. Resources available can be informed by consultation with current service users, members of the public and potential partners.

Alongside this, we also wish to:

v  Revisit the costings of the service, including the collection/delivery offer, membership schemes and charging policy to ensure that we are delivering a sustainable service for the best value and able react positively to changing circumstances and user requirements.

v  Source new and replacement items to ensure the continued operation of our current loans service

v  Identify opportunities to develop facilitated outreach activities linked to newly developed resources in collaboration with partners

v  Identify opportunities to develop a broader range of learning resources related to the project and our partners, to potentially include costumed role-plays, trails (utilising social media and other mobile technologies), on-line resources and the commissioning of other resources.



We would in the first instance, like to see initial responses to suggested aims and outcomes plus:

  • An outline of how would you begin undertaking the scoping/consultation exercise
  • Given the inclusive nature of our thinking and linking in to current central and local government/health care initiatives/issues – suggest potential partners and provide supporting evidence
  • Outline avenues for match funding
  • Suggest a title and marketing angle for the new service



Funding has been secured for the development of this project in 2 stages:

  • Stage 1: Scoping and Business planning – Jan-March 2013
  • Stage 2: Development and Implementation –  March-July 2013

The consultant is requested to work to the fixed price budget below focusing on Stage 1 only.  An opportunity to apply for Stage 2 will be released in February 2012.

Initial Contract (Funding confirmed)

TOTAL: £9,950.00

Timetable: Stage 1

Submission of expressions of interest & initial ideas  18th January 2013

Short listing of consultants                                                      wc 21th January 2013

Interviews                                                                                30th January 2013

Appointment of consultant                                                      Feb 2013

Undertaking scoping exercise                                                Feb/March/April 2013

Collation and Presentation of findings                                    end April 2013



For further Information and to submit your expressions of interest please contact:

Sue Pope AND Gemma Dhami to receive the full brief.

The Commandery




Tel: 01905 361824

Please submit your expression of interest and initial ideas by post or email to the above contact, by 5.00pm on Friday January 18th 2013.


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