GMCVO’s Greater Manchester Talent Match team was pleased to welcome around 100 local organisations interested in delivering the programme in Bury, Rochdale, Wigan and Tameside to a series of commissioning briefing meetings in January.
Greater Manchester Talent Match is a Big Lottery-funded programme bringing together the private, public and voluntary sectors to support young people aged 18-24 who have not been in employment, education or training for twelve months or more and who need extra support to help them along their pathway to work.
This is mainly provided by Talent Coaches, named workers who offer young people one-to-one, long-term support throughout their journey to employment. Support is delivered through a series of opportunities designed to help young people to make positive progress towards employment.
GMCVO is inviting frontline organisations working with young people in Greater Manchester to apply to host Talent Coaches who could deliver the service in the four districts, where the programme is currently under-represented.
GMCVO will be seeking applications from organisations which have a good track record in engaging with young people who have multiple barriers to employment and live in the target localities, particularly those who are not engaging with mainstream services. Organisations must also be willing to contribute to a national learning programme.
Although the briefing meetings have concluded, there is still time to apply to host a Talent Coach – the deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 24th February 2016.
All the commissioning documents, including the application form, can be downloaded via the link below.