RAY Associates


At RAY we are finding that work opportunities are arising for ad hoc pieces of work with short turn around times.  In order to meet these demands we are looking to set up a register of associates to work with who we would be able to call on at short notice without the need to undertake a wider procurement exercise.

Rural Action Yorkshire, RAY, works with rural communities throughout North, West and South Yorkshire to help improve the quality of life of the people who live and work there. We help our members to recognise and develop the skills and knowledge that exists within their community.  By encouraging whole community involvement RAY aims to empower local people in order for them to be able to have an input into how their local area and services are best managed.

At RAY we are finding that work opportunities are arising for ad hoc pieces of work with short turn around times.  In order to meet these demands we are looking to set up a register of associates to work with who we would be able to call on at short notice without the need to undertake a wider procurement exercise.
 
The areas we are looking for associates in are project management, project evaluation and impact assessment, research and data analysis, (which would preferably include experience in the use of SNAP software), community engagement and facilitation, neighbourhood planning, community led planning and marketing.
 
Our fees would ordinarily be in the order of £150 per day with a small degree of variation permitted depending on how specialized the required task is.
 
If you are interested in being included on the register and would be able to work with the above fee basis, please can you reply indicating which areas you would like your organisation or you to be considered for, providing your CV or organisation brochure/web address, and giving information regarding the expertise and experience you can offer in those areas. It would be preferable if you could include two referees for whom your organisation has recently delivered the type of work you wish to be considered for and which RAY can approach.  Please can you also state whether or not your organisation is registered for VAT.
 
Further information regarding RAY and the work we do can be found on our website, www.ruralyorkshire.org.uk.  If you require any further information regarding the above request please don’t hesitate to contact Gillian McIntosh by telephone on 0845 313 0270 or by email to Gillian.mcintosh@ruralyorkshire.org.uk.