Partnership Network

Kennedy Scott is looking for a range of partners to work with us on both current contracts and future opportunities. Currently, Kennedy Scott works with a range of organsiations including charities, micro enterprises, SME's, public bodies and larger private companies. All benefit from a management fee of between 15-20%, receive robust hands-on support and best practice sharing, which have recently been graded as “Good” against the Merlin Quality Standard for Excellence in Supply Chain Management. If you want to read more about how we work in partnership please click here

All partners benefit from:

  • A dedicated, highly experienced Supply Chain Manager
  • Support from specialist Business Development, HR, Claims, Marketing, Quality, Management Information, Data Security and IT teams
  • An integrated management information system to support efficient claims processes and performance data extrapolation
  • Information regarding legislative and industry changes including tender alerts

Who are we looking for?

A commitment to achieving tangible education, training and employment outcomes

A commitment to supporting those furthest from the labour market

A commitment to innovation and helping customers realise their untapped potential

Experience in delivering government funded payment by results contracts

What is Kennedy Scott like to work with?
Kennedy Scott puts quality at the heart of everything we do. We believe in truly collaborative partnerships that allow for best practice to be shared, not only by Kennedy Scott, but across our supply chain partners.

Management Fees

Kennedy Scott works with a diverse national supply chain across our funding streams. These range from small niche providers, to charities, to specialist providers and large Primes.

In designing our supply chain, we take into account the scale of our supply chain member, their ability to deliver and the added value of specialist partners.

In designing our management fees, we follow the Merlin Standard and ensure our Supply Chain Partners are offered realistic unit prices and volumes to support future business growth.

Depending on the size and scale of the programme, the management fee is between 15% and 20%. In addition to this, Kennedy Scott provides administration, Management Information, research and data collection services to supply chain partners – this includes capacity building, performance improvement techniques, telekits, partnership brokering and supply chain development.

How our Partnership Network works

Our Partnership Network is used in a variety of ways. To find out about these please click here.

Kennedy Scott Charter

We are proud of our Team Charter and this has now been adopted by all our supply chain. Please click here to see a copy.


Once Kennedy Scott has won a new contract or decides to on-board a new partner to existing provision, the implementation process is followed. To find out more please click here.

To find out more about the process once a partner has been agreed please feel free to look at our implementation procedure and our start up process, with these you should get a good idea of how our process of implementation of a partner works within our company.

Apply here

If you are interested in working in partnership with Kennedy Scott, you can apply to become part of the Kennedy Scott Partnership Network here.

View our latest opportunities

For any enquiries or for more information about the KS Partnership Network please email

Read our latest Partnership Newsletter here