Consultant community archivist

Closing date: 29 November 2019 - 12:00 pm

Local Trust would like to commission an expert consultant on a short-term contract to stimulate and inform our approach as we design and pilot the creation of an archive capturing 10-15 years of community-led activity across 150 communities in England.

Big Local will come to an end in 2026. As the programme reaches its halfway point, a few areas will ‘spend out’ of their £1m in early 2020, and towards 2023-25 this will rapidly increase. We would like to capture what has been achieved in a way that will help Big Local areas to reflect and comment on their experiences and learning, collate the stories, ephemera or digital content that matter to them, and ensure their community is represented in a Big Local archive – probably digital in nature – that celebrates and records the national achievements of the programme.


Proposals deadline: 12:00 (noon) Friday 29 November

Shortlist interviews & selection: w/c 2 December

Kick off meeting: w/c 9 December 2019

Project delivery: December 2019 to March 2020

Final report and recommendations: w/c 30 March 2020

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