The Tasmanian Employment Partnership — Jobs Action Package is a Tasmanian Government funded initiative to connect local people with local jobs in regional Tasmania. Partnering with the Tasmanian Government, the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) and the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) have led community and business consultations, and worked closely with communities to develop projects to better service the demands of local employers and jobseekers.
In the Break O’Day Local Government Area, three Projects have been developed and endorsed by the community, and the project partners are calling for Expressions of Interests from eligible organisations to deliver one or more of the services over a two-year period (first quarter 2020–first quarter 2022), as described below. The EOI is now open and will close at 5pm, Wednesday 18 December 2019.
The total budget available for the three projects is up to $600,000 (excl. GST).
1. Break O’Day Employer Services Broker — A locally-based Employer Connector Service
- Map existing employer and business service delivery and supports in the region.
- Support Break O’Day employers navigate existing employer service provision, identify gaps and opportunities, and coordinate an appropriate response.
- Promote and link existing services and stakeholders — employment services; entrepreneurial and start-up services; workforce development; workforce relations and human resources; business and financial services; legal and corporate; etc.
- Consult, identify and where practicable, coordinate regional training demand.
- Purposefully link all activity with Projects 2 and 3.
2. Coaching and Community Participation — A locally-based Job Seeker Connector
- Appoint/employ a coordinator to develop and deliver a training program for local mentors to deliver personalised life and employment coaching with local job seekers.
- Support job seekers by providing individualised and personal support through a coaching program, and increase individual job seeker capacity through practical community activities.
- Be structured so that job seekers will have developed an understanding of their desired future and have commenced steps to achieving it.
- Purposefully link all activity with Projects 1 and 3.
3. Online Information Hub — A locally-developed Online Information Hub
- Provide a central access point for all local services that relate to local employment activity.
- Host an employment portal — local job vacancies listed.
- Host an education/training portal — options, career planning, accredited and non-accredited training.
- Provide a map of local transport services — current transport options as well as the development of car-pooling or ride-sharing functionality.
- Include a local service directory — community programs, calendar and events, wrap around supports such as counselling, health, numeracy and literacy, etc.
- Link to business support service — employer resources, HR support and advice etc.
- Purposefully engage with and promote Projects 1 and 2.
The online application form http://skills.smartygrants.com.au/BreakO’DayProjects2019 will step you through the eligibility requirements and four Assessment Criteria, per project. There are no other guidelines — the Assessment Panel consisting of representatives each from TasCOSS, the TCCI, and the Departments of State Growth and Premier and Cabinet — are seeking applications that are community based, locally specific and innovative in design and delivery.
Applicants are encouraged to propose possible strategies and interventions to increase local employer and jobseeker capacity and capability. Specific outcomes and price submitted will be determined by the approach and methodology proposed by applicants.
The EOI is now open and will close 5pm, Wednesday 18 December 2019 and subject to the outcome of the EOI process, the Assessment Panel will negotiate the final details with the successful proponent(s). Again, the total budget available for the three projects is up to $600,000 (excl. GST).
For further information, please contact Bill Duhig, Skills Tasmania Employment Partnership Project Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (03) 6165 6042.