Clore Social Leadership Programme opens applications for 2014

The scheme, led by its founding director Dame Mary Marsh, was set up to develop aspiring voluntary sector leaders

Dame Mary Marsh
Dame Mary Marsh

The Clore Social Leadership Programme has begun accepting applications for places on next year’s course.

The programme, which will offer up to 20 places from next January, was established to develop aspiring voluntary sector leaders.

A specialist fellowship open to people working in the UK's environment sector is being offered for the first time this year.

Applicants for the programme must be working in, or closely with, the UK's social sector as a member of staff or a volunteer. They must also be involved in work of significant benefit to individuals and communities in the UK or internationally and committed to working in the sector in the long term.

Successful applicants’ employers will receive bursaries of up to £15,000 to compensate them for the time the fellows spend out of the office. Those who are not employed will receive bursaries of up to £20,000 each.

The course, which involves residential training, mentoring and secondments, can be completed over 12 or 24 months on a full or part-time basis.

Dame Mary Marsh, founding director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, said: "The social sector needs leaders who can work with and through others to enable and drive fast-paced, innovative, relentless change. The Clore Social Leadership Programme builds the capacity and resilience of individuals and the sector as a whole to make an effective contribution whatever challenges they face."

Sixty-five Clore social fellows have already completed the programme, which was established in 2008.

The deadline for applications is 10 June and the successful applicants will be appointed in October.

To apply click here.

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