The course is suitable for people who are aspiring leaders in the third sector. By third sector, we mean charities, social enterprises, voluntary organisations and community-focussed roles. Essentially, not-for-profit organisations that want to help people and their communities.
As part of the programme, you need to be working in the third sector. This could be on a full time/ part time basis in a paid or voluntary role. It could also be on a freelance or self-employed basis. The employment needs to take place anywhere within Cumbria or North Lancashire (N. Lancs is defined as anywhere west of the M6 and North of Galgate, in the Lancaster district).
To apply, you need to be around 19-32 at time of application. If you are a month or two out don’t worry; we still want to hear from you!
You should have a passion for making a positive difference to the people in and around the community that you live/work in.
You may be at the start of your career and aspire to lead but need some support and guidance to help you get there.
You may be involved in the third sector in a voluntary capacity and want to progress.
You may have experienced barriers to developing leadership skills due to financial reasons, social challenges, family responsibilities or issues with health & well-being.
You may have a disability or other protected characteristic.
You may have struggled with self-confidence or feel less resilient than some of your peers.
You must be willing and able to develop your leadership skills and want to work in the third sector.
Applicants must have a minimum of 4 GCSE passes, one of which must be English.
If you like the sound of this course but aren’t sure whether you are eligible, please contact Rachel Suddart to discuss.