Tender Invitation for a Freelance External Consultant to review Content of Money and Debt materials



Advice NI is seeking to engage an external consultant to review and update the content of all our current money and debt self-help materials. 
We have over 20 individual money and debt related self-help documents, which are available on our website https://www.adviceni.net/publications. It is important to note that this does not include our business debt factsheets.

About Us

Advice NI is an umbrella membership charity that exists to provide leadership and services to our member organisations and ensure accessible advice services across Northern Ireland. 

We have around 60 members who comprise Northern Ireland’s Independent Advice Network. Advice NI runs several advice helplines such as the Welfare Changes Helpline, the HMRC Tax and Benefits Advice helpline, the Business Debt Service, the Historical Institutional Abuse advice and support line and Supporting Active Engagement providing older people with digital training, 

Advice NI is also specialist training providers and deliver both planned and bespoke training courses to more than 4,500 individuals each year.

What do we need?

It has been a number years since we have reviewed our money and debt self-help materials. We would like the consultant to review, edit and update all of these to ensure the information is correct and relevant to recent legislative and other changes. The consultant will ensure all grammar and editorial content is correct and accurate. 


The Consultant will need to demonstrate how s/he will achieve the following by 20th March 2019:
  • Review, edit and update our current self-help content to ensure it is correct and accurate. 
  • Provide final content proofs for all money and debt self-help materials.  
  • Consult with the debt advice sector to identify any gaps in debt advice materials.   
  • Develop new materials based on the identified gaps.


The Consultant will be supported by and work in close collaboration with the Head of Money, Debt and Quality, who is responsible for the project in Advice NI, as well as the Deputy Chief Executive. 

Time line

Applications must be received by 5pm on February 12th, 2019. 

Project deadline is 5pm on March 20th, 2019


The maximum budget available for the Consultant is £2,500. The Consultant bears full responsibility for all their tax and financial obligations. Advice NI will retain the copyright of all material produced under this agreement.


Essential Desirable
Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of money and debt advice
Experience of carrying out research
Experience in writing content for self-help materials
Excellent written communication skills and precise use of language
Oral and written fluency in English
A good understanding of the Independent Advice Sector

The Consultant must be able to adhere to the project delivery plan including timelines.

Instructions to Tenderers

Proposal Format:

Tenders should be submitted by email.

Please submit your proposal under the following headings:
  1. Contact Information
  2. Relevant Experience and Knowledge. Please ensure you outline how the task requirements will be met as well as experience relating to the tasks 
  3. Ability to adhere to the Task requirements.
  4. Budget with breakdown.
  5. Two references (including telephone numbers) and an example (e.g. web link) to your previous work
  6. Availability to start the assignment in immediately in February 2019.

Deadline for Receipt of Applications:

Applications must be received by 5pm on the 12th February 2019.

Please note: Tenderers may be invited to discuss.

Submission of Proposals:

Proposals should be submitted before the deadline to recruitment@adviceni.net.

Evaluation of Tender Process

Please note that Advice NI is not bound to accept the lowest tender. This selection process will be based on an assessment of the following:
Criteria Weighing
Relevant Experience & Knowledge 40%
Ability to Meet the Tasks Requirements 35%
Budget 15%
Quality of Proposal 10%