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Decision details

Sheffield's Working Employment Programme 2019-2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report seeks approval for the Sheffield’s Working Employment Programme 2019– 2020, (The Programme).  The Programme will directly support vulnerable residents to find and sustain employment.

 

The activities and outcomes of the programme will  directly contribute to the delivery of the Corporate Plan:

 

           A Strong and Competitive Economy

           Tackling Poverty Strategy

 

 

The report therefore seeks approval for the Programme, as detailed in the report. 

One of the projects, under the Programme, involves the award of a grant to a third sector organisation, and the report seeks approval for this award and authority for the Executive Director, CYPF, to negotiate and enter the grant agreements with the recipient of the grant. 

 

The other projects are to be delivered by external providers and the report seeks approval for the Executive Director, CYPF to have authority to negotiate and enter the service agreements with the providers.

 

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills:

 

a)        Approves the Sheffield’s Working Programme 2019 - 2020 as set out in this report; and

 

b)        Delegates authority to the Executive Director CYPF (where no such authority exists under the Leaders Scheme of Delegations) in consultation with Commercial and Financial Services to; and

 

(i)        Award such grants and enter into such grant agreements and any other associated agreements they consider appropriate in line with this report; and

 

(ii)       Procure and thereafter award such service contracts and any other associated agreements they consider appropriate in line with this report; and

 

(iii)      To take such steps to meet the aims and objectives of this report, which no such existing authority exists.

 

 

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

The Sheffield’ Working Programme will directly support vulnerable residents to find and sustain employment.

 

The activities and outcomes of the programme will directly contribute to the delivery of the Corporate Plan:

 

           A Strong and Competitive Economy

           Tackling Poverty and Increasing Social Justice

 

The recommendations therefore seek approval for the Programme, as detailed in the report.  One of the projects, under the Programme, involves the award of a grant to a third sector organisation, and the recommendations seek approval for this award and authority to the Executive Director, CYPF, to negotiate and enter the grant agreements with the recipients of the grant.  The other projects are to be delivered by external providers and the recommendations seek approval for the Executive Director, CYPF to have authority to negotiate and enter the service agreements with the providers.

Alternative options considered:

1.    In house Council delivery

 

The Council is not in the position to deliver the wide range of outcomes as described in this report.

 

2.    Not to fund the programme

 

If the Council did not fund this programme, activity would not be delivered and outcomes for vulnerable people not achieved.

Publication date: 03/09/2019

Date of decision: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 10/09/2019

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