Consultant – Healthy Communities Together Partnership

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Closing Date: 21st Apr 2021

Employment Type: Employed

We are inviting proposals from consultants interested in playing a part in an exciting, transformational project in Leeds, working with award-winning third sector partners and senior health and social care leaders.

This Partnership is one of only of six projects nationally awarded funding by the National Lottery in partnership with the King’s Fund for an initial nine-month grant.

The Project Phase 1: We will invite our communities to lead discussions and develop our relationships across healthcare systems and leaders, commissioners and providers. Together we will deepen our understanding of our landscape through research, mapping, policy and gaps analysis.
There are three broad steps we need to take in Phase 1:

  • Bringing people and information together.
  • Building relationships between the information and stakeholders.
  • Helping to formulate an action and work plan.


This will inform a further three-year project (Phase 2), testing practical strategies to end health inequalities. We seek a consultant to support us for six months in Phase 1, for completion by November 2021.

Please refer to the Consultant Brief before applying. The Consultant Brief contains more details including further background and context as well as an outline of the consultant input. This can be found here:

Consultant criteria: the following are indicative of what our consultant will bring to phase 1:

  • Knowledge of relevant methodologies including systems thinking and complexity, storytelling.
  • Experience in the fields of health inequalities, systems change and community development.
  • Experience & understanding of the application of theory & research in health care systems.
  • Experience of successful engagement with people who are marginalised.
  • Experience of capturing learning and sharing it in creative ways and formats.
  • Experience of delivering similar pieces of  work leading to tangible change.
  • Ability to lead a group through difficult conversations towards empathy and action.
  • Ability to analyse & present information in accessible & engaging formats highlighting marginalised communities’ representation and outcomes.
  • Ability to represent the work in varied formats, telling stories that connect people.


You should care deeply about addressing health inequalities, be interested in developing innovative approaches for change, and be committed to the amplification of the voices of marginalised people.

Proposal content: please cover the following areas in your responses:

  • Tell us about yourself, your knowledge, experience and values and examples of your work.
  • Tell us what interests you in this piece of work.
  • Tell us how you will approach the partnership, your ideas and an outline plan.
  • Tell us how you will approach the timescales.
  • Tell us how much it will cost.


Please note the briefing document is a guide; in your responses, we welcome your alternative views and expertise in developing this project further.

Responding to this opportunity

We are open to informal approaches and discussions about this opportunity and require submission of the above proposal to enable a shortlisting/decision process. For informal enquiries, please contact Ellen Hill (

Interested parties should produce a proposal of no more than 3,000 words or the equivalent video/alternative creative proposal, and one spreadsheet, detailing how you would approach this request and meet the specification detailed in the Consultant Criteria and Proposal Content. In addition, applicants should supply a summary of the costs and resources for the work. The budget available for this work is £20,000. A payment schedule and contract will be arranged with Yorkshire MESMAC, including a balance to be paid on satisfactory work completion.

Proposals should be sent to: by 12noon 21st April 2021.

Timescales (all 2021)

12 noon 21st April – Submission Deadline.
29th April – Interviews/assessment activities (online).
3rd May – Contract awarded and issued.
In week commencing 10th May – Project Initiation Meeting.
30th November – Project Delivered.

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