Grants Management System (GMS) Consultant

Closing date: 27 August 2019 - 5:00 pm

Local Trust is undertaking a first review of our grants management system (GMS) – to explore our needs now and into the future, and to ensure we deliver Big Local to the highest possible standards. We are seeking to commission a partner who is positioned to provide expert review and advice, working with all parts of our organisation.

We are at the half way point of the Big Local programme and Big Local areas will be increasingly focussed on delivery and close out to the end of the programme. At the same time we are also thinking about the future of Local Trust as an organisation and its place within the context of increasing conversation and consensus around future local, resident led approaches to positive social change.

The review will look at the extent to which our current system supports all areas of programme operations now and in the future, including how we best capture and use information that flows through the programme. Our ambition is to have systems in place that are well positioned to support the Big Local programme now and could potentially support other place-based resident-led programmes into the future. We are open to all options on how we might proceed, which may include retaining our current system.

We intend to undertake our review and options appraisal over the remainder of 2019, with associated improvement plan (if relevant) agreed by March 2020. To enable us to meet this timeline we will require your work, report and recommendations to be complete by December 2019.

How to apply

Please send your response and CV to

Applications to be submitted by: Tuesday 27 August 2019 at 5.00pm (UK time).

Any questions relating to this ITT, please email or call Zoe Sykiotis on 0203 588 0568.

Following submission we will schedule interviews with shortlisted bidders w/c 16 September and seek to appoint shortly after this.

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