Westmeath Community Development invites proposals from organisations & individuals to deliver accredited care skills modules. Individuals and organisations are sough that have skills and experience in delivering training to diverse groups, unemployed individuals, youth and the ability to deliver in both rural and urban areas of Westmeath in the following modules:
- Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) 5N1729
- Care Skills Fetac 5N2770
- Care of the Older Person 5N2706
- Manual/patient Handling
- Infection Control 5N3734
The Care Skills Course is funded by the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme 2015-2017 and the Irish Government and the European Social Fund (ESF).
The price quoted should be inclusive of travel and subsistence and all other course materials and associated costs. The module shall be delivered over a minimum of 3 days per week full time commencing in or around 10th April 2017. The successful tenderer will be required to report to a designated staff member on a weekly basis. A second course may be contracted to the successful tenderer subject to client demand, the tenderer fulfilling all the contract requirements and successful completion of the initial course.
Information to be submitted
Each tender proposal should include the following:
- Individual/Company profile including personnel and resources necessary to satisfy suitability criteria
- Areas of expertise, details of relevant qualifications and experience and skills relevant to the delivery of the proposed modules
- Details of experience of any sub-consultants which are to be used in the programme delivery
- Certification/validation capacity and experience
- Outline of proposed training modules, scheduling and timeframe
- Methodology; tenders should include details outline the proposed approach to the work and how it is to be implemented
- Fee proposal; tender should include a detailed breakdown of all costs, as this is a training initiative VAT does not apply
- Details of at least two previous clients who would provide a testimonial
- Service providers must produce a valid Tax Clearance Certificate
- Service providers must hold and produce a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance
Providers should note that they will be required to show flexibility and programme contents; structure and delivery mechanisms may need to be adjusted to meet Westmeath Community Developments training needs.
Award of Contract
- A selection panel will be established to review the tenders received.
- It is anticipated that bidders will be notified of the outcome of this tender exercise during week commencing 27th March 2017. The successful contractor will be expected to start work on or around 10th April 2017
- Westmeath Community Development shall be under no obligation to accept the lowest, or any tender, and tenderers shall submit offers on the basis of so doing at no cost to the company.
- Tender value is the final value and cannot be adjusted.
Tendering individuals/organisations may be requested to attend an interview.
Closing date for receipt of tender: Friday 24/03/2017 at 5 p.m.
One soft-copy must be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clann Credo is hosting an information seminar on Financing Community Growth – Loans, Grants, Fundraising at the Milltownpass Community Centre on Wednesday the 22nd February from 7-9pm.
Clann Credo is Ireland’s leading provider of community loans to voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises and amateur sports clubs. Clann Credo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark this milestone a series of community events will take place across the country. Since 1996, Clann Credo has invested over €82 million in community organisations throughout Ireland.
The speakers on the evening will include;
- Roisin Mulligan Social Finance Officer for Clann Credo in the Midlands Region, who will discuss Community Loan Finance and how it can assist communities applying for LEADER Grants that require Bridging loans and Matching Funding.
- Annette Barr-Jordan, Support Worker with Westmeath Public Participation Network (PPN) will present on the role of the PPN and the range of supports available.
- Theresa Geoghegan, Community Development Worker with Westmeath Community Development will present on the Rural Development Programme (LEADER 2014-2020) and other grant programmes for communities.
- Justin McDermott, Fundraising Manager at Jigsaw, Galway will share some tips and fundraising strategies.
- Members of Milltownpass Community Action Group will talk about their experience of applying for Community Loan Finance to bridge LEADER grants and match grant funds in the development of Milltownpass Community Centre.
The seminar will be free and open to all members of the community to attend.
Visit https://financingwestmeathcommunities2017.eventbrite.ie to register
For more information on Clann Credo Community Loan Finance visit www.clanncredo.ie
Westmeath Community Development
(in collaboration with HSE)
Applications are invited for the following post
1 Full Time PHCP Co-ordinator/Community Dev Officer for Travellers
(One year contract which may be extended subject to funding)
The position will be based in Mullingar, but working throughout Co Westmeath, and the primary role will be to Co-ordinate the Primary Health Care Project and carry out Community Development work with Travellers in Westmeath.
Ideal Candidates should have:
- 3rd level qualification in Health Promotion/Community Development
- At least 3 years’ experience of working in a community development setting.
- Experience of staff support and supervision
- Very good understanding and knowledge of Traveller Policy
- Good Communication, Facilitation and IT skills
- Experience of working in partnership with statutory, community and voluntary agencies.
- Knowledge and or experience of Health Promotion in a Community Development Setting
- A good understanding of the Social Determinants of Health
- Full clean driving licence and access to use of a car