- Identify whether partnership working can be
delivered as part of an existing partnership/ governance arrangement or whether
a new partnership needs to be established. Identify different options for
formalising partnership working and assess the strengths and weaknesses of
each. Considering the role and remit of partnership working and developing a
business case will assist with this process.
- Consider the role and remit of partnership
- What is the vision, aims and objectives that the
partnership is seeking to achieve?
- What will the partnership deliver? For example
will the partners deliver a joint strategy or plan? Will the remit of the
partnership extend to implementing the plan and delivering joint action? Or do
partners want to focus on delivering a specific project?
- How will
the partnership be structured? For example will the partnership be made up of
one partnership board/ an open networking group/ a combination?
- What legal structure does the partnership
- What is the lifespan of the partnership? Will it
operate for a limited time? Or be open ended?
- Develop a business case for partnership working
arrangements. It is good practice to consider the Five Cases included in the HM
Treasury Green Book Guidance on Appraisal and Evaluation:
case - What is the case for change and what is the rationale for proposed partnership
working? How does it fit with the wider priorities and objectives that
organisations are working towards?
case - What is the value to society of partnership working compared to
continuing with Business As Usual?
case – What will partnership working deliver?
case - What are the capital and revenue costs?
case – Are there realistic and robust delivery plans?
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