Fully funded Social Leadership programme coming to Liverpool City Region


Please submit all completed applications to emma.lord@capacitylab.co.uk. Closing date: Wednesday 24 July, 5pm.

The programme, to be coordinated by Capacity: The Public Services Lab and VS6 and delivered by Clore Social Leadership, will guide fifteen of the region’s most promising ‘Social Leaders’ through a tried-and-tested scheme of activities, designed to develop participants’ existing leadership skills and equip them with actionable measures to upskill their whole organisation.

The National Lottery Community Fund has granted Capacity: The Public Services Lab and VS6 funds to pilot the Clore Social Leadership programme in Liverpool City Region for the first time. The course will consist of a 3-day residential, fully funded by TNLCF, where emerging leaders in the Voluntary, Social, Community and Enterprise sector will broaden and build their leadership qualities, identify and strengthen areas for growth and develop resilience, all with the broader aim of ensuring future sustainability of the social sector.

Leaders across the social sector and beyond face a growing array of challenges. As such, developing a dynamic, diverse and inclusive cohort depends on enabling emerging leaders to bring their whole selves to the sector.

To better enable this, the grant will also fund research, led by Capacity and VS6, into what leadership challenges exist in the region, what talents and skills the social sector exemplifies, and which may be missing. Capacity’s research will allow the Clore Social delivery team to tailor the programme to the unique needs of Liverpool City Region’s future leaders.

Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Clore Social Leadership, said,

Our ground-breaking place-based leadership programmes are demonstrating that investing in leadership can help social leaders to have a transformative impact both within their organisations and also throughout their communities. We are excited to be working with Capacity on this project in Liverpool and look forward to witnessing the great positive change that the participants on the programme will undoubtedly deliver.

Clore Social Leadership drives social change by investing in people and enabling them to become resilient, connected and collaborative leaders with the right capabilities to tackle the social challenges of the 21st Century.

Capacity: The Public Services Lab supports socially-driven organisations to be more resilient and secure funding, to deliver the best outcomes for communities. We are committed to supporting the VCSE sector in Liverpool City Region for communities and commissioners alike.

The chosen 15 candidates will have 3-6 years’ experience and a demonstrable talent and passion for social leadership. If you or someone you know would like to take advantage of this one-off opportunity, please apply using the form above. Deadline: 24 July at 17.00.

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