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Public Engagement Consultant

We are looking to commission a Consultant/Company to work closely with the in-house team to help scope our public engagement strategy and produce an activity plan targeted at specific communities and underrepresented audience groups.

Our public engagement strategy needs to represent the Dockyard in its local communities and help ensure we are relevant and representative of these communities. This is the first piece of work we have commissioned of this nature and the outputs will be used to take our public engagement programmes to a new and exciting level. Our intention is to engage communities across all aspects of our work in support of long-term organisational change.

The plan should take an intersectional approach to developing strong relationships with our local communities, particularly those that represent underserved audiences. Through new and existing partnerships we hope to further develop collaborative and community-led engagement programmes inspired by the 400-year history of the former royal dockyard,

We are looking for a Consultant/Company/Agency with a proven track record in public engagement and audience development with a good knowledge of the cultural and heritage sector. We expect an inclusive, creative and flexible approach and a robust, deliverable action plan for the next 5 years, taking into account the ambitions and aspirations of the Trust as outlined in the Corporate Plan and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Strategy.

How to apply


Deadline for responses to brief: Friday 28 January

Interviews with shortlisted candidates: w/c 7 February

Contract commencement:  w/c 14 February

We envisage the project taking 3-4 months but will be guided by the approach proposed by appointed consultant/agency.

How to Respond:

Please send a proposal including:

  • Background and relevant experience
  • Initial thoughts and approached to the project, including proposed methodology, programme and timescales
  • Details of relevant experience of working in comparable areas
  • Budget break down (including day rates)
  • Two recent references

Tender responses are to be sent to Lynnette Crisp, Director of Communication and Public Engagement, via email to by Friday 28 January 2022.