Social Enterprise Consultancy Tender (Somerset Enhance)

About this tender: This tender is for a contract up to six months to deliver the Enhance Social Enterprise programme in Somerset by delivering agreed targets and outcomes in line with SCF’s contractual obligations through the provision of a minimum of 12 hours of high quality advice, support and coaching to help participating organisations and individuals strengthen and develop their financial sustainability. 

Deadline for proposals: 5pm, Thursday 7 November, 2019

The consultancy

We are seeking one or more consultants with expertise in financial and business management. The maximum daily rate for this contract is £350/day plus expenses. The contract will be awarded on the basis of cost, expertise and experience. 

For a full job description, including person specification, please click here


To tender for this contract please submit a short proposal to Vicky Dauncey by the deadline.


Grants Programme Manager (Hinkley Point C Community Fund)

Location: Bridgwater

Deadline for Applications: 5pm Thursday, 21 November, 2019

Salary: £22,000 - £24,250 depending on experience

Length of contract: Full-time, Permanent (Job-share will be considered)

Responsible to: Programmes Director


About the role

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us successfully deliver the Hinkley Point C Community Fund.

Working with the Programmes Director you will ensure that SCF delivers an accessible and effective grant programme by providing advice, guidance and support to potential grant applicants, assessing grant applications and working with funded organisations to monitor and evaluate the impact of our grant making.

In doing so, you will make a significant contribution to people’s quality of life and community well-being in the communities most affected by the construction of Hinkley Point C

You will focus particularly on delivering our small grants[1] but also support the Programmes Director in the delivery of the overall fund.

You do not have to have experience of grant-making, although this would help. You will however have a good understanding of the importance of voluntary organisations in our communities, how they are run and governed and how they are financed.

You will be able to build positive relationships with individuals, organisations and local communities, work to strict deadlines, and be able to demonstrate strong organisational skills and good attention to detail. It will help if you are already familiar with the Sedgemoor and West Somerset area.

The position comes with 25 days annual leave and we contribute up to 3% towards your pension.

For a full job description, including person specification, please click here


Somerset Community Foundation’s (SCF) mission is to be a catalyst for inspirational philanthropy. We do this by:

  • providing professional philanthropic services to donors and funders concerned about Somerset
  • investing in our communities through grants and loans
  • giving leadership to the voluntary and community sector

Established in 2002, we are a successful, ambitious and innovative member of a strong network of Community Foundations working across the UK and have been quality accredited to standards endorsed by the Charity Commission since the standards were introduced in 2007. 

In 2017 we started delivering the £13 million Hinkley Point C Community Fund, which was established to support communities that have been affected by the Hinkley Point C development to improve their quality of life and help them make the most of the opportunities arising during the construction of the power station. The fund has huge potential to create a positive and lasting legacy in the area.

To Apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the ‘person specification’ to Vicky Dauncey, Operations Manager at by 5pm Thursday 21 November, 2019

Interview date: Friday, 29 November, at Bridgwater Town Hall

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role please contact Val Bishop, Programmes Director at Somerset Community Foundation, on 01749 344949 or 

[1] These are aimed at smaller organisations seeking  a one-off grant of up to £5,000 or up to £10,000 over three years



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