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Buy Social – An Information Event

Buy Social – An Information Event
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30
CO3 Offices (34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB)

Buy Social is the new social clause model used in public procurement.  Buy Social is a tool to maximise social and economic benefits from public purchasing, currently through Targeted Recruitment and Training (TR&T) opportunities.  Targeted Recruitment and Training is the term used to describe job opportunities with training that are only available to certain individuals e.g. those who are long term unemployed or leaving education/training, otherwise known as New Entrant Trainees.

Contracts that include Targeted Recruitment and Training clauses require contractors to provide a proportion of the total weeks of employment on the contract for New Entrant Trainees.  Some contracts also make specific provision, for example, for people with disabilities or for looked after children/care leavers.

The Buy Social Unit are currently advising on over £1.5bn worth of contracts, a snapshot of projects that the Buy Social Unit are advising on is available at http://buysocialni.org/#section-pilot-projects

This short information event will allow participants to find out more about the Buy Social model and how your organisation can link with contractors working on large government projects to help supply their workforce.


Who should attend?

All members are welcome to attend  but the event will be of particular interest to any members who’s organisations involved in delivering education, training or employability skills to people who are unemployed, facing disadvantage or leaving education.

Some organisations will already be registered on the Buy Social brokerage site www.buysocialnibrokerage.org.  The types of job opportunities available are extremely varied and include general labour, general operatives, administration, cleaning, catering and professional roles.

For more information on Buy Social please visit www.buysocialni.org or contact 028 9090 9422

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am

Venue: CO3 Offices

Cost: None

To book a place please email Sarah@co3.bz