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Work and Health Programme


The DWP recently released the Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the Umbrella Agreement for the provision of Employment & Health Related Services (UAEHRS), the framework through which it will appoint providers for the new Work and Health Programme, as well as other potential DWP contracts.

The new Work and Health Programme will continue to focus on those out of work for two years or more, but will also have a much greater focus on people with disabilities and health conditions. It has also been confirmed that the overall budget envelope for the Programme has been much reduced and it would seem clear that DWP is looking for employability providers to detail new innovations, and new approaches to supporting jobseekers more effectively … and efficiently.

For this reason, it is more important than ever that interested providers have the strongest possible business development function to meet the challenging demands of the tendering process.

At Parkhouse Bell we have been supporting the Welfare to Work sector for over ten years, going right back to the introduction of New Deal and we have unmatched knowledge of the sector, and unrivalled contacts within the sector. Our CEO, Matt Wells, is a respected expert in the sector and previously held a number of senior operational and business development roles in the UK and internationally, including Business Development Director for MAXIMUS.

In the last 12 months alone, we have appointed to more than 50 senior business development and sales roles, on both a permanent and interim basis, including:

  • Bid Director
  • Bid Manager
  • Bid Writer
  • Head of Health and Well Being
  • Supply Chain Development Manager
  • Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Commercial and Financial Modeller


For a confidential discussion with one of our sector experts please contact Pip Radcliffe on 020 7242 4890 or by emailing

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