Consultancy

We all need a little extra help sometimes: whether you need an outside facilitator to help future planning or some bespoke training. Perhaps you would like to undertake a governance review or look into collaboration in a practical way…

Community Southwark can provide you with that extra help.

We offer a range of tailored consultancy, including facilitation, in-house training and reviews in:
I. Organisational Management, including governance, leadership and strategic planning;
II. Evaluation & Impact, including service evaluations, impact reports and outcomes frameworks;
III. Income Generation, including fundraising, contract support and trading advice;
IV. Policies & Procedures, including financial management tools and safeguarding;
V. Staff & Volunteers, including trustee recruitment, trustee and volunteer induction, management and retention;
VI. Community Engagement, including research, holding consultations and facilitating focus groups etc.
VII. Quality Assurance, including a trained PQASSO mentor, experience with Investors in People, the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation and NAVCA Quality Award.

Our Approach:
  • We enable and support organisations to develop and implement a sustainable approach, rather than simply providing short term fixes to long term challenges. We don't disappear after the consultancy ends – we offer a range of free and paid for services that continue to support you.

  • As a part of the sector we are committed to supporting the sector to thrive and to helping organisations be better able to make a positive difference in their communities.  

  • To offer a holistic consultancy service that truly meets an organisation’s needs, recognising that delivering high quality services is intrinsically linked to having robust organisational structures.

Why Community Southwark?

Our consultancy team is made up of skilled and experienced staff from across Community Southwark, bringing integrity, independence, and energy to support and enable voluntary and community organisations fulfil their missions. We draw on the sectors and Community Southwark’s full breadth of knowledge and experience to help you develop practical ideas and create the best solutions.

How can I organise consultancy with Community Southwark?

To discuss your organisation’s specific needs, discuss a consultancy plan and costs and/or to ask for a proposal, please contact: Deborah Hayman, Head of Support Services on 020 7358 7021 or email development@communitysouthwark.org

What others have said:

‘Having been involved in similar exercises in the past I would like to say that your facilitation skills and professional knowledge are excellent and would certainly recommend you to other organisations, it was money well spent.’ HomeStart Southwark

‘{Community Southwark} was able to adapt to our particular needs and made the day interesting, on a fairly dry subject. It was a really positive day which covered all the important elements of being a trustee, roles and responsibilities. Booking was easy and stress free. Thank you.’ The Haemophilia Society.