OxLEP Skills are pleased to announce a new opportunity for a communications agency to provide retained support for its Social Contract programme, through to provisionally 1 August 2024.
The Social Contract programme was launched in Spring 2022, in response to the needs of Oxfordshire communities most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; addressing some of the impacts on health and wellbeing related to unemployment or barriers to employment, education and training.
Access to good quality employment – supported by appropriate skills and training opportunities – are key elements that support improved health and well-being outcomes for individuals and families.
Funding for the Social Contract programme was secured by OxLEP through the government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund, via Oxfordshire County Council.
Outlined below are the areas of delivery which the retained agreement will be expected to focus and deliver on. Please note, this is not a conclusive list of tasks, but aims to give a broad understanding as to the type of focus anticipated – our required support may go beyond this list:
- Raise awareness of Apprenticeship Levy underspend in Oxfordshire and support the creation of a pipeline of Levy payers and SMEs who are ready to benefit from Levy pledged funding.
- Promote OxLEP's Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Grant Scheme to applicable organisations and apprentices, generating a pipeline of interest.
- Raise the profile of apprenticeships and the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards, led by OxLEP Skills
A full project timetable and key information onm the project can be found via the below tender document.
Interested agencies should submit tender responses no later than Wednesday 24 May at 5pm.