Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Working for Carers Compliance Consultant

Carers Trust is inviting suitable applicants to tender to undertake an audit, analysis and review of documentation (finance and participant files) for the Working for Carers project, ensuring robust evidence, controls and recording-keeping are in place, and create guidance and recommendations for Carers Trust. Working for Carers is led by Carers Trust and delivered in partnership with four carer-focused organisations in London (Carers Trust Network Partners). The project is jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme. The aim of this piece of work is to support Carers Trust to demonstrate robust evidence, controls and record-keeping for the Working for Carers project, and be fully prepared for audits that may be undertaken by the funders or Managing Authority. The objectives are to: Gain a thorough understanding of ESF compliance requirements during the period 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2020 and create log evidencing how and when requirements have been met. Ensure all required evidence is filed on SharePoint for finance claims between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2020. Ensure all evidence is filed on CharityLog for participants that have exited the project by 30 September 2020. Ensure all evidence for finance claims and participant files are stored in a meaningful way, so they can be easily retrieved. Develop guidance for Carers Trust on evidence stored for the project, including a summary of changes to funders' requirements. Identify compliance risks for the project and provide recommendations on key tasks required to continue to meet compliance requirements within the project between April 2021 and September 2022. The successful applicant will work closely with the Working for Carers Programme Lead at Carers Trust and the project teams in the four Hubs (Network Partners). The start date is negotiable but will be no earlier than 21 September 2020 and no later than 1 November 2020. The work is due to be completed by 31 January 2021. You must complete and return the award questionnaire in accordance with the instructions below. Any attachments other than those specifically requested will not be considered in the evaluation. Submissions should be sent to by 23.59, 1 September 2020.

Carers Trust
Unit 101, 164-180 Union Street

Contract value: 12500

Published: 5 Aug 2020, Receipt by: 2 Sep 2020