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Digital Skills Innovation Fund: Project Evaluation Invitation to Tender

The Digital Skills Innovation Fund is an innovative programme, funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) that aims to address local or regional digital skills challenges while supporting people from underrepresented groups and/ or disadvantaged backgrounds into digital roles.

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has elected to commission one organisation to carry out in-depth comparative evaluation, measuring the effectiveness of four DSIF projects, funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media & Sport 
Digital Skills Innovation Fund

Organisations are now being invited to offer a tender for this provision to the specification outlined in the attached
Digital Skills Innovation Fund Evaluation Invitation to Tender Guidance’ document.

Please read the instructions on the tendering procedures carefully as failure to comply may invalidate your tender.

The deadline for receiving submissions is noon on Monday 3rd June 2019.

All applications and queries should be submitted to Owen Harvey at or 0115 8762820.

Applicants will be informed of the decision within 5 working days after the deadline. 


D2N2 LEP Skills and Labour Market Analyst



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Closing Date:

£28,000 to £32,000 per annum


FAO Human Resources
East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
Commerce House
Millennium Way
Dunston Road
S41 8ND

0333 320 0333

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Do you thrive in helping businesses to grow and develop?  At East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) we provide support and advice to businesses across the three counties from main offices in Chesterfield, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester along with a number of local delivery offices.

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months from the start date, full-time (35 hours per week)
Based at: Nottingham – Additional travel will be required across D2N2
Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 per annum (dependent on experience)


This post has been created to help the LEP building a deeper understanding of the skills and labour market challenges across D2N2 and to support the D2N2 Skills Advisory Panel to make informed decisions.


To work with partners across the LEP to provide analysis and recommendations on the effective functioning of the local skills system and labour market. 

Specifically, the role will:

  • Acquire and analyse data
  • Develop ways of sharing and disseminating data suitable for different audiences and to enable decision making
  • Work with the LEP and partners to interpret, draw recommendations and conclusions from the data to inform strategy delivery and development


  • Formal training in quantitative and ideally qualitative analysis and experience of identifying and addressing gaps in the evidence base by acquiring primary and secondary data
  • Experience of producing and presenting data analysis and findings that are relevant for different users’ needs and levels of technical understanding
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to use multiple communication methods to share information and data across a wide range of partners

For more information please click here to view the job description and person specification.


If you have an enthusiastic approach to your work and feel you could make a significant contribution to our organisation, we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you believe that you will add value to the role and the Chamber to with the subject line ‘LEP1’ or post to the noted address.

Applications that do not include both a CV and covering letter will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is 4 pm on Tuesday 11th of June 2019

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under-represented within our workforce.

The Chamber is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.


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