Tender Opportunity: When Lancashire Sings 2016-2017

Project Co-coordinator, ‘When Lancashire Sings’
Freelance Contract: May 2016 – 31st May 2017
Fee: £10,000 (inclusive of travel costs)
Closing Date: 17 April 2016

‘When Lancashire Sings’, is a heritage project that aims to engage schoolchildren and the wider community with their local history and heritage through history, music and song. Working with historians, heritage sites and specialists from the Heritage Learning Team, pupils and teachers will explore and research local heritage sites, stories and folk music. They will devise, write and record their own new modern folk songs with support of BBC 2 Folk Group of the Year 2015 ‘The Young Uns’. Along with the recorded CD, the resulting research will be published in a project book both will be available as free MP3 and PDF teaching resources.

They are looking for an individual who will be responsible for the project coordination and delivery. Including reporting to the project lead, who will supervise and lead the direction of the project. The coordinator will develop a programme of research activity with the schools, heritage sites and members of the Heritage Learning Team and will broker effective, robust and longer term relations between the heritage sites and schools. The coordinator will be line managed by a member of the Heritage Learning team.

The key aims for the contract are:

  • To support, stimulate and enrich the local history learning offer for children and young people.
  • To increase and strengthen the engagement of schools and the community with their local heritage sites and collections.
  • To galvanise and broaden relationships between teachers, learning providers and local heritage sites.
  • To stimulate, inspire and develop an understanding of local history to the wider community.

The project aims to increase local history and music development within schools,, as well as increase community knowledge and engagement with their local history and heritage sites. new channels of communication of the learning offer to schools and external learning providers.

To apply, please send a proposal outlining how you will deliver the contract, submitted electronically by email to  David Brookhouse by 17th April 2016.

Proposals should be no longer than 6 sides of A4 and include:

  • Proposal outlining how you would approach the contract.
  • Methodology and timescales for the project.
  • Relevant experience.
  • CV.
  • Two referees.

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