- Complete the Middlesbrough Council Supplier set up form that we send you.
This will enable you to be set up on the system for payments. If you are not registering on behalf of a company or organisation you must declare yourself as self-employed.
- Send us your current DBS certificate
If you haven’t got one then let us know and we will take you through the process to get one.
- Send us your public liability certificate.
You can either get this from an insurance company such as Allianz, however if you are a self-employed musician and teacher it may be more cost effective to join a union such as soundsense, ISM, or the Musicians Union all of which include public liability insurance. They also provide other benefits with membership such as instrument insurance, guidance on fees, legal advice around contracts and pay as well as help with management of your business.
Note: The above steps only need to be completed once.
- Sign and return your agreement for your project
Keep a copy for your records as this includes essential information including dates and contact numbers for your project. PLEASE KEEP THIS AND REFER TO THIS FOR ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF YOUR ENGAGEMENT.
- Complete a risk assessment for your project.
Templates and an example can be found on the website.
- Complete a brief project plan.
This doesn’t have to be complex, just a plan that shows what musical content will take place in the sessions. We understand that this needs to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the young people therefore we have left it to you to do whatever works best, but please do consider the aims that you are hoping to achieve within the sessions and our end goal from the completion of your sessions both in terms of musical progression and personal/social outcomes.
- Make a note of your purchase order.
Once all the above paperwork is in place you will receive an automated email from Middlesbrough Council which states your purchase order number for the whole project and the total amount you will be paid for the whole project. This should match up with the details on your agreement. The purchase order number starts with 8 and is 8 digits long. PLEASE KEEP THIS NUMBER SAFE AS YOU WILL NEED IT TO CLAIM ANY PAYMENT FROM THE PROJECT.