The Clore Social Leadership Programme is from today accepting applications for its 2015 course, which starts in January.
The programme was set up by the Clore Duffield Foundation to improve leadership in the not-for-profit sector and is in its fifth year.
Candidates in north-east England and those working to improve the lives of older people are invited to apply for two new specialist fellowships for next year’s programme. There are 20 places available on the next programme.
The programme comprises residential courses, an extended secondment and practice-based research. Fellows will be allocated a dedicated coach and mentor.
Applications can be made by anyone working or volunteering in UK-based charities, housing associations, social enterprises, cooperatives and community organisations. Candidates must be able to demonstrate significant achievements and leadership potential in work already undertaken and a commitment to the social sector in the longer term.
Successful candidates can choose to study on a full-time basis over 12 months or part-time for up to 24 months.
Employers will receive bursaries of up to £15,000 to help support releasing fellows for time on the programme, and individuals who are not employed can receive bursaries of up to £20,000.
Dame Mary Marsh, founding director of the Clore Duffield Foundation, said: "We develop social leaders with resilience, self-awareness and capabilities to make a difference and have a positive impact for individuals and communities across the UK and elsewhere.
"With greater focus on clarity of purpose, innovation and sustainable business models, the need for investment in leadership has never been greater than it is now."Applications can be completed online here until 2 June.