Announcing new Social Leaders' Capabilities Framework and our 2017 Fellows
We are delighted to launch our new Social Leaders’ Capabilities Framework, a leadership guide for the sector, alongside announcing the participants of our 2017 Fellowship programme. These 24 Fellows will be the first people trained using the new Framework which outlines the attributes, behaviours and skills emerging leaders need to become successful leaders.
‘Today’s social leaders are required to work in an increasingly complex environment’, said our CEO Shaks Ghosh. ‘This Framework was developed incorporating current issues and foresight trends, and our 2017 Fellows will be immersed in it to ensure they understand what is required of them to help alleviate future needs and challenges.’
She continues, ‘Social issues are not just relevant to our sector. We know people care and want change, that is why we are sharing this framework widely. Everybody should be given the opportunity to become better leaders, and this framework will continue to evolve as the world does.’
The Framework is built on our core values, our leadership model, foresight, and eight years’ of experience of finding and developing social leaders for the sector. It forms the bedrock of the 2017 programme which has evolved to ensure Fellows have the opportunity to become accomplished in these capabilities to further create social change.
Each of the 24 Fellows were selected as exemplars of emerging leaders who will go on to become future social sector leaders. They include people recruited from UK based charities, social enterprises and community organisations.
Specialist Fellowships in gender equality, youth social justice, older people’s services and migrant communities have been appointed. This year we have deepened our partnership with Forces in Mind Trust who are offering three Fellowships to emerging leaders working to improve the lives of former serving members of the UK’s Armed Forces and their families.
The 2017 Fellows are:
- Ed Anderton, Strategy and Policy Manager, Access: The Foundation for Social Investment
- Jacqui Penalver, Director of Transformation, Papworth Trust
- Sarah Galvin, Executive Director (International Development), PHASE Worldwide
- Thomas Newby, Head of Humanitarian, CARE International
- Michelle Hill, CEO, Relate Greater Manchester South
- Nick Bent, Co-founder and Director, Tutor Trust
- Barbara Kasumu, CEO, Elevation Networks
- Kathryn Welch, Development Manager, Macrobert Arts Centre
- Melodie Crumlin, CEO, Possibilities for Each and Every Kid
- Amanda Kilroy, Deputy Chief Executive, Exeter CVS
- Angela Ellis, Head of Community Investment, Raven Housing Association
- Robert Dyer, Deputy Managing Director, Young Lambeth Cooperative
- Victoria Muir, Executive Officer, Army Benevolent Fund (military health Specialist Fellowship, supported by Forces in Mind Trust)
- Elizabeth George, Head of Fundraising, The Poppy Factory (military health Specialist Fellowship, supported by Forces in Mind Trust)
- Louise Simpson, Policy and Research Director, Army Families Federation (military health Specialist Fellowship, supported by Forces in Mind Trust)
- Joanna McCreadie, CEO, Seamab, a children and youth charity in Scotland (migrant communities and youth social justice Specialist Fellowship, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation)
- Nicola Sugden, Head of Performance and Insight, The Children's Society (migrant communities and youth social justice Specialist Fellowship, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation)
- Almir Koldzic, Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts, supporting migrant communities through the arts (migrant communities and youth social justice Specialist Fellowship, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation)
- Stuart Dexter, CEO, Tyneside and Northumberland Mind (north east Specialist Fellowship, supported by Garfield Weston Foundation)
- Robert Burley, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns, Action on Hearing Loss (older people's Specialist Fellowship, supported by John Ellerman and Tudor Trust)
- Jane Scobie, Head of Network Development, HelpAge International (older people's Specialist Fellowship, supported by John Ellerman and Tudor Trust)
- Samina Ansari, CEO, Muslim Women's Resource Centre in Scotland (gender equality Specialist Fellowship, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation)
- Penelope East, Head of Communications, SafeLives (gender equality Specialist Fellowship, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation)
- Huda Jawad, SAFE Communities Coordinator, Standing Together (gender equality Specialist Fellowship, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation)
Fellows will participate in tasks and challenges that will help them become proficient in our Social Leaders’ Capabilities Framework, and with applied learning at its heart they will immediately bring their learnings back to their organisations and communities. The 12-month programme starts in January 2017.