Consultant sought for social enterprise ‘thought piece'

We are recruiting a consultant to produce a ‘thought piece’ that provides a vision for the future of social entrepreneurship within education systems.

About the ‘thought piece’

The piece will focus on the role that education systems can play in providing young people with the skills for the 21st century and in enabling them to solve some of the world’s most urgent problems.  

It will serve as a platform for debate and discussion and stand alone as a major contribution to any road map for future policy and strategy.  

As such it could provide the basis for prompting debate amongst stakeholders and policy makers and stimulate future action and innovation.

Supplier qualifications 

The selected supplier will have demonstrated knowledge of the subject area and will have academic expertise in conducting qualitative research combined with experience in global/multi-country research projects. Moreover, she or he will have excellent written communication skills.

Download the Terms of Reference (see below) for the full evaluation criteria. 


The supplier will be expected to complete the following tasks: 

  • Desk based review of existing literature
  • Questionnaires for targeted group of thought leaders (2000 words plus an infographic)
  • One-to-one interviews over phone/skype with thought leaders
  • Executive summary and recommendations 

The total length of the report will not exceed 11,000 words / 20 pages.

The contract awarded will be for a duration of three months based on project requirements. The contract may be extended for a further month.

Recruitment process and timescales

Activity Date
Terms of Reference released 2 December 2016
Expressions of interest and application to be submitted along with 2-page example of work (Any questions should be submitted via email to no later than 1700 GMT on 16 December) 16 December
Selection of preferred supplier 21 December

Note: Timescales are estimated and may be subject to change.

For more information about this project, the conditions, and the British Council’s Global Social Enterprise and Core Skills programme please download the below Terms of Reference.  

To apply please also download, complete and submit the the below Supplier Response form.

The application deadline is 16 December 2016.