Location: England

Value: £35,000 to £350,000

Procurement reference: CF-0435500D0O000000rwimUAA2

Closing date: 25 November 2021

Closing time: 12pm

Contract dates: 10 January 2022 – 9 January 2025

Health Education England (HEE) is seeking to commission the delivery of a national programme of Step into Work, an off the shelf employability programme designed by trusts or social care organisations (or collaborations) in partnership with DWP, for adults aged 19+ receiving work related benefits to support them into health and social care roles. This work forms part of the Talent for Care strategic framework with a particular focus on widening participation for unemployed adults into entry level health and social care roles.

This is a continuation of the current Step Into Work national programme and we are now looking to commission a further 10 organisations (trusts, social care or collaborations) to develop, deliver and evaluate an employability programme in partnership with DWP aimed at adults aged 19+ in receipt of work-related benefits aiming to progress individuals into entry level health and social care roles. This employability programme has the ability to flex the content and delivery to enable organisations to target particular widening access and participation groups within your communities and work to solve a workforce challenge.

Quotations are invited to deliver these employment programme spanning over 3 years from 2022 – 2025. Regular reports, (anonymised) data and a full evaluation will be required.

Further information relating to this project can be found at HEE’s e-tendering portal at the link below. All clarification questions and submission bids must be received via this portal only. Registration is free of charge. https://health-family-contract-search.secure.force.com/?SearchType=Projects