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Consultancy CV

Tamara has been an NCVO Approved Consultant since 2003

Contracts in 2012:

  • Clinks – Organisational health-checks and “future-proofing” for two further south-west-based charities working with ex-offenders and their families
  • Chalk & Cheese (Local Action for Rural Communities) – Continuing as an Independent Bid Appraiser
  • Compass Disability – support in developing a successful tender for a large Local Authority contract

 

Contracts in 2011:

  • Clinks – Organisational health-checks and “future-proofing” for two south-west-based charities working with ex-offenders and their families
  • Willows Children’s Homes Somerset – support in tendering process
  • Chalk & Cheese (Local Action for Rural Communities) – Independent Bid Appraiser
  • Christchurch Community Partnership – Completed contract in February

 

Contracts in 2010:

  • Christchurch Community Partnership – Fundraising consultant for new Community Hall
  • Re-Run (for runaway young people in Dorset) – Phase Two consultant working on collaboration and future-proofing through the Capacitybuilders modernisation fund
  • Somerset Voluntary Sector Network (SVSN – now known as SCYPP) – Member of Independent Commissioning Advisory Group

 

Contracts in 2009:

  • Somerset County Council – Member of tender evaluation panel for Family Pathfinder services
  • Community Council for Somerset – Local Adviser working on collaboration and future-proofing through the Capacitybuilders modernisation fund phase one
  • Re-Run (for runaway young people in Dorset) – Local Adviser working on collaboration and future-proofing through the Capacitybuilders modernisation fund
  • Somerset Voluntary Sector Network (SVSN) – Member of Independent Commissioning Advisory Group
  • Christchurch Community Partnership – Project consultant for new Community Hall
  • Involve Somerset – Options analysis and merger with new partner organisation
  • The Chesil Trust – Funding development to deliver extended services

 

Contracts in 2008:

  • Christchurch Community Partnership – Project consultant for “Valuing Volunteers”
  • Dorset Agenda 21 – Development of a network of sustainability organisations to contribute to community planning across Dorset
  • Common Ground – Research on organisational models and legal issues for the “Community Orchards Handbook”
  • South West Forum – Analysis of voluntary sector infrastructure consortium business plans across south west England for Capacity Builders
  • Involve Somerset – Structural consolidation and a forward funding strategy
  • The Chesil Trust – Funding development to deliver extended services

2008 Testimonial:   “Understanding of client needs – excellent. The project was run in a very creative and inclusive way, recognising and working with (our) culture and philosophy. There has been an inspiring level of positive “can do” that unlocked reluctant contributors and uncovered new valuable local creativity and energy. The project outcomes have not only fulfilled the brief but exceeded it.” Dr Bob Gilbertson, Chair, Christchurch Community Partnership.

Contracts in 2007:

  • South West Forum – 5-year funding strategy
  • Christchurch Community Partnership – Project consultant for “Valuing Volunteers”
  • Dorset Agenda 21 – Development of a network of sustainability organisations to contribute to community planning across Dorset
  • Common Ground – Strategic funding research for project funding and organisational development / change management

2007 Testimonial:   “Understanding of client needs – excellent.   Clear reports, meeting the specification and delivered to deadline.”   Steve Woollett, Chief Exec, South West Forum

Contracts in 2006:

  • Suffolk One Voice Consortium (with Care Equation) – Developing targets for increased voluntary sector activity in LAA areas
  • DART (Dorset Accessible & Responsive Transport) – Development of a conference on “Health & Accessibility”

2006 Testimonials:     “All seven evaluation areas – excellent. It is extremely rare for me to put down excellent on a feedback form as excellence is a rare commodity. I was extremely grateful for the level and quality of service I received without the need for constant meetings. I would certainly use Tamara Essex in the future.” Jane Colvin, Co-ordinator, DART

“As always your detailed knowledge and understanding of the workings of the voluntary sector made an invaluable contribution to the project.” Stella Law, Care Equation

Contracts in 2005:

  • Dorset Voluntary Sector Consortium – Lead Consultant for Dorset “Change-Up” developments
  • Bournemouth & Poole Voluntary Sector Consortium – Lead Consultant for Bournemouth & Poole “Change-Up” developments

Contracts in 2004:

  • Dorset Community Action – Developing a model for community resource centres
  • Richmond CVS – User & carer participation training
  • The Springhead Trust – Co-ordinating two arts residencies for spring 2004
  • Toby’s Youth Centre, Shaftesbury – Capital fundraising appeal for refurbishment of building

Contracts in 2003:

  • Save the Children – Evaluation & business plan for Oxfordshire Children’s Rights
  • Richmond CVS – User & carer training, and joint commissioning development
  • The Springhead Trust – Co-ordinating two arts residencies for spring 2004
  • Toby’s Youth Centre, Shaftesbury – Capital fundraising appeal for refurbishment of building
  • Southwark Community Care Forum – Unit Costing development work with BME lunch clubs
  • Merton Horizons – Implementation work for Healthy Living Centre

Contracts in 2002:

  • Carr Gomm Housing Association – Research & development of new care & support services
  • St John Ambulance – Continuing to Develop New Services (with Care Equation)
  • Wandsworth Primary Care Trust – Patient and Public Involvement development
  • Merton Horizons – Implementation work for Healthy Living Centre
  • Hounslow Primary Care Trust – Healthy Living Centre Support

Contracts in 2001:

  • St John Ambulance – Developing New Services (with Care Equation)
  • Merton Horizons – Developing Merton’s Healthy Living Centre Bid (Stage 2)
  • Battersea Primary Care Group – Service agreements for Healthy Living Centre
  • East Brighton New Deal for Communities – East Brighton’s Healthy Living Centre Bid
  • Bedfordshire Health Promotion Agency – Bedford’s Healthy Living Centre Bid (Stage 2)
  • Southwark Social Services Department – Externalisation of Home Care Services
  • Gloucester CVS – Training on “Working in Partnership”
  • Balham Park Surgery – User Group Facilitation / Strategic Planning
  • Kentish Town Health Centre – Stage Two Healthy Living Centre Bid & Business Plan
  • BTW Primary Care Group – Service agreements for Healthy Living Centre

 

Full Contracts List:

  • African Health Forum – Developing a Healthy Living Centre Bid
  • Balham Park Surgery – User Group Facilitation / Strategic Planning
  • Battersea Primary Care Group – Service agreements for Healthy Living Centre
  • Bedfordshire Health Promotion Agency – Developing Bedford’s Healthy Living Centre Bid (Stage 2)
  • Bexley CVS – Consultant Advisor on Contracting
  • Birmingham SCOPE – Home Care Consortium Development
  • Birmingham Federation – Consultant Advisor on Contracting
  • Bournemouth & Poole Voluntary Sector – Consortium Lead Consultant for Bournemouth & Poole “Change-Up” developments (2005)
  • Brent Central Primary Care Group – Stage Two Healthy Living Centre Bid & Business Plan
  • BTW Primary Care Group – Stage Two Healthy Living Centre Bid & Business Plan, implentation of successful bid, and development of SLAs
  • Camden & Islington HA – Healthy Living Centre Bid for Carers
  • Carr Gomm Housing Association – Research development of new care and support services
  • The Chesil Trust – Funding development to deliver extended services (2008/09)
  • Christchurch Community Partnership – Project consultant for “Valuing Volunteers” (2007/08)
  • Christchurch Community Partnership – Project consultant for new Community Hall (2009/10)
  • Common Ground – Strategic funding research for project funding and organisational development / change management (2007)
  • Common Ground – Research on organisational models and legal issues for the “Community Orchards Handbook” (2008)
  • Community Council for Somerset – Local Adviser working on collaboration and future-proofing through the Capacitybuilders modernisation fund (2009)
  • Croydon Social Services – Developing Early Intervention Services
  • Cumbria Social Services – Voluntary Sector Domiciliary Care Development
  • DART (Dorset Accessible & Responsive Transport) – Development of a conference on “Health & Accessibility” (2006)
  • Dorset Agenda 21 – Development of a network of sustainability organisations to contribute to community planning across Dorset (2007/08)
  • Dorset Community Action – Developing a model for community resource centres (2004)
  • Dorset Voluntary Sector Consortium – Lead Consultant for Dorset “Change-Up” developments (2005)
  • East Brighton New Deal for Communities – Developing East Brighton’s Healthy Living Centre Bid (Stage 2)
  • Enfield Social Services – Joint Commissioning Development
  • Enfield Council – Developing Enfield’s Healthy Living Centre Bid (Stage 1&2)
  • Enfield & Haringey HA – Developing Haringey’s Healthy Living Centre Bid
  • Gloucester CVS – Training on “Working in Partnership”
  • Greenwich Social Services – Developing a New Home Care Purchasing Model
  • Hackney CVS – Developing Healthy Living Centre Bid
  • Hounslow Primary Care Trust – Healthy Living Centre Support
  • Hounslow Social Services – Exploring the Federal Model for Contracting
  • Involve Somerset – Options analysis and merger with new partner organisation (2008)
  • Kentish Town Health Centre – Developing GP-led Healthy Living Centre Bid (Stage 1&2)
  • Merton Horizons – Developing Merton’s Healthy Living Centre Bid (Stage 2)
  • Newcastle CVS – Exploring the Federal Model for Contracting
  • NHS Executive – Conference on Healthy Living Centres
  • R&WF Health Authority – Seven Development Days for Care Planning Groups
  • Re-Run (for runaway young people in Dorset) – Local Adviser working on collaboration and future-proofing through the Capacitybuilders modernisation fund
  • Richmond CVS – User & carer training, and joint commissioning development
  • Save the Children – Evaluation & business plan for Oxfordshire Children’s Rights
  • St John Ambulance – Developing New Services (with Care Equation)
  • Somerset County Council – Member of tender evaluation panel for Family Pathfinder services (2009)
  • Somerset Voluntary Sector Network (SVSN) – Member of Independent Commissioning Advisory Group (2009)
  • Southwark Community Care Forum – Unit Costing development work with Black lunch clubs
  • Southwark Social Services Department – Externalisation of Home Care Services
  • South West Forum – 5-year funding strategy (2007)
  • South West Forum – Analysis of voluntary sector infrastructure consortium business plans across south west England for Capacity Builders (2008)
  • Springhead Trust – Co-ordinating two arts residencies for spring 2004
  • Suffolk One Voice Consortium (with Care Equation) – Developing targets for increased voluntary sector activity in LAA areas (2006)
  • Toby’s Youth Centre, Shaftesbury – Capital fundraising appeal for refurbishment of building
  • Tower Hamlets OPW Trust – Technical Support in Service Development
  • Wandsworth PCT – Patient and Public Involvement development
  • Women in Health – Conference on Healthy Living Centres

NCVO Approved Consultant 2003/04, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010

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