The Rinova Consortium has been successful with an application to the ‘Emerging Governance Models’ initative, funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). This project will commission a Case Study about the Consortium as a new, innovative and effective collaboration model.

Richard Parkes of Rinova commented that “I am delighted that LSIS is keen for us to highlight the innovation in our governance and partnership approach to the delivery of skills and employment programmes.  Our model is founded on a number of key principles and a recognition that the real expertise lies with experienced, reputable front-line delivery partners. This is where collaborative investment belongs – placing peer review, collaborative quality improvement and maximising resources for the client/learner learner journey at the heart of things, which makes our relationship with funders and ‘Prime’ contractors so effective. Working the way we do can be complex, but in my experience it is a better bet than some of the ‘middle man’ arrangements that can be found in our industry, some of which reduce the funding available for quality front-line delivery and relegate the role of partners to one of unacknowledged sub-contractors.”