3SC advertises chief executive role

Bidding consortium hopes to win more large government contracts

Third sector bidding consortium 3SC is advertising for its first permanent chief executive on a salary of £75,000 as it prepares to bid for more large government contracts.

The organisation, which successfully bid for £20m from the Department for Work and Pensions' Future Jobs Fund in July, was set up this year to help charities bid collectively for multimillion pound contracts against large private companies.

Richard Litchfield, acting chief executive of 3SC, said it now had 10 managing partners overseeing bids and about 500 members ready to deliver services on the ground.

The managing partners include business support provider Eastside Consulting, Social Investment Business, Clinks and the National Youth Agency.

"Our focus now is welfare-to-work, but increasingly we will be looking at opportunities to access contracts in other areas, such as healthcare and learning and skills," said Litchfield.

Litchfield, who is also managing director of Eastside Consulting, said he would not be applying to lead 3SC on a permanent basis.



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