Application Guidance

Before you apply for Leading Beyond Lockdown, please read the following information. We recommend that you plan your answers in advance before completing the application, as the form will not save your answers, so you must complete it in one go.

Please read the information on our website carefully and take the time to consider your answers and provide as much detail as you can. (TIP: feel free to complete your answers on a separate document that you can edit freely and then simply copy and paste into the online form when you are ready!)

Understanding our framework and model will help to make your application about you, your work with others and the world around you. (TIP: Take a look at our Six Capabilities of Social Leadership and our Methods and Model.)

This online programme will have three key programme elements: Discover, Coaching and Action Learning Sets.

On programme completion, participants will become Clore Social Fellows and join a wider network of social leaders.

Application Deadline

  • £95 Early Bird Deadline: Monday 13 July at 11:59pm

  • £125 Final Application Deadline: Monday 20 July at 11:59pm

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to apply as soon as possible!

If you are having trouble completing your application, please contact Mark from our Programmes team at

Applications will be moderated by our team on an ongoing basis. Where possible, we will try to confirm your application within five working days. When you submit your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm you have submitted.

Payment information

Important: please use the same email address for your application and payment details.

Upon submitting your application, you will be redirected to a payment page where you can pay the programme fees. Please have your card ready (Visa, MasterCard, American Express accepted).

If you are unable to pay immediately, you can revisit the payment page via the link provided in the automatic email you will receive after submitting your application. Please note we are only able to secure your place once the payment is completed.

If for any reason (such as eligibility or capacity) Clore Social Leadership is not able to accept your application, you will receive a full refund.

Good luck with your application, we look forward to hearing from you!

Application Questions

An asterisk (*) will require an answer

Section 1: Personal Information

  1. Title
  2. *First name(s)
  3. *Surname
  4. *Telephone number
  5. *Primary email address
  6. Secondary email address
  7. *Contact address
  8. *Postcode
  9. *Region
    1. Scotland
    2. Wales
    3. Northern Ireland
    4. England - North West
    5. England - North East
    6. England - South East
    7. England - South West
    8. England - East of England
    9. England - East Midlands
    10. England - West Midlands
    11. England - Yorkshire and the Humber
    12. England - Greater London
    13. Other (please comment)

Section 2: Programme Dates and Additional Elements

Please indicate your preferred Discover start date. Although we cannot guarantee your preferred choice, we will do our best to accommodate.

  1. *When would you prefer to start Discover?
    1. 27 Jul - 23 Aug
    2. 3 Aug - 30 Aug

Section 3: Organisational Information

  1. *Name of current or most recent organisation
  2. *Type of organisation
    1. Charity
    2. Cooperative
    3. Housing Association
    4. Mutual
    5. Social Enterprise
    6. Trade Union
    7. Trust/Foundation
    8. Voluntary and Community Organisation
    9. Other (please comment)
  3. *What operational level best describes how/where your organisation works
    1. Local
    2. Regional
    3. National
    4. International
    5. Other (please comment)
  4. *Region - where do you carry out your main work activities?
    1. Scotland
    2. Wales
    3. Northern Ireland
    4. England - North West
    5. England - North East
    6. England - South East
    7. England - South West
    8. England - East of England
    9. England - East Midlands
    10. England - West Midlands
    11. England - Yorkshire and the Humber
    12. England - Greater London
    13. Other (please comment)
  5. * Organisation’s area of interest (Please select all that apply):
    1. Advice and advocacy
    2. Animal welfare
    3. Arts, culture, heritage
    4. Children and families
    5. Community development
    6. Criminal justice
    7. Disability
    8. Education and training
    9. Employment
    10. Environment
    11. Equality, diversity and inclusion
    12. Faith-based
    13. Gender
    14. Healthcare
    15. Housing and homelessness
    16. Human rights
    17. International development
    18. LGBT+
    19. Membership, network or umbrella bodies
    20. Mental health
    21. Policy and research
    22. Poverty relief
    23. Religion
    24. Social welfare
    25. Sports and recreation
    26. Trusts and Foundations
    27. Volunteer management
    28. Youth
    29. Other categories (Please state below)
  6. Please state other area of interest, if selected above
  7. *Please briefly describe your organisation and its main aim/area of work (max 30 words)
  8. *How many staff does your organisation employ?
    1. 1-5
    2. 6-10
    3. 11-20
    4. 21-50
    5. 51-100
    6. 101+
  9. *What is the approximate annual turnover of your organisation?
    1. Under £100,000
    2. £100,000 - £250,000
    3. £250,000 - £500,000
    4. £500,000 - £1 million
    5. £1 million - £2 million
    6. £2 million - £5 million
    7. £5 million - £30 million
    8. £30+ million
  10. Please provide a link to your organisation’s website, if applicable

Section 4: Professional / Career-related Information

  1. *What is your current role?
  2. *Please select your level of experience:

This programme is aimed at individuals with a minimum 3 years’ experience leading teams, projects, and/or departments. We classify the leadership experience required to meet the programme eligibility as professional, in-sector experience, paid or voluntary, accrued at different points throughout your career, at different organisations.

2.1. 3-6 years’ leadership experience (Emerging Leader)

2.2. 6+ years’ leadership experience (Experienced Leader)

  1. *What is your employment status?
    1. Full-time employee
    2. Part-time employee
    3. Full/part-time employee on furlough
    4. Self-employed
    5. Freelance
    6. Volunteer
    7. Other (please comment)
  2. *Please provide a short description of your role and responsibilities (max 500 words)
  3. Feel free to include roles not included in your previous answers (with names of organisations and dates, if applicable)

Section 5: Leadership Information

  1. *Why do you want to join the Leading Beyond Lockdown Programme? (max 200 words)
  2. *What do you see as being your leadership strengths, and in what areas would you like to develop or improve your leadership? (max 200 words)
  3. *Please describe the leadership challenges you are currently experiencing due to Covid-19 and the lockdown (max 200 words)
  4. *What difference would it make to your organisation and/or community if you took part in this programme? (max 200 words)

Section 6: Equality & Diversity

The information given in this form is used to provide a profile analysis of the applicants to this programme. The data will not be seen by assessors or used as part of the moderation process. We aim to encourage greater diversity amongst leaders in the social sector – it is one of our core values. To help us monitor how effective we are at this please answer the following questions. You do not have to answer any of these questions.

  1. Your age
    1. 16-24
    2. 25-34
    3. 35-44
    4. 45-54
    5. 55-64
    6. 65+
    7. Prefer not to say
  2. Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the terms given in the Equality Act 2010?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Prefer not to say
  3. Please indicate the type of impairment which applies to you using the tick boxes below
    1. Physical impairment, such as difficulty using your arms or mobility issues which mean that you use a wheelchair or crutches
    2. Sensory impairment, such as a visual or hearing impairment
    3. Mental health condition, such as depression or schizophrenia
    4. Learning difficulty - such as dyslexia - learning disability or cognitive impairment
    5. Long-standing illness or health condition, such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease or epilepsy
    6. Other (specify below if you wish)
    7. No impairment or disability
  4. Other disability (option to provide further details)
  5. What is your gender?
    1. Male
    2. Female
    3. Other
    4. Prefer not to say
  6. Is your gender identity the same as the gender you were assigned at birth?
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Prefer not to say
  7. Your sexual orientation
    1. Bisexual
    2. Gay man
    3. Gay woman/lesbian
    4. Heterosexual
    5. Other (please specify below)
    6. Prefer not to say
  8. Sexual orientation (other)
  9. Please select your ethnic background
    1. White British
    2. White Irish
    3. White other European
    4. White (other)
    5. Asian British
    6. Asian Pakistani
    7. Asian Bangladeshi
    8. Asian Indian
    9. Asian (other)
    10. Black British
    11. Black African
    12. Black Caribbean
    13. Black (other)
    14. Asian Chinese
    15. Asian and White
    16. Black African and White
    17. Black Caribbean and White
    18. Chinese and White
    19. Arab
    20. Other (specify below)
    21. Prefer not to say
  10. Ethnic Background - Other
  11. Which religious/belief group do you most identify with?
    1. Baha'i
    2. Buddhist
    3. Christian
    4. Hindu
    5. Jain
    6. Jewish
    7. Muslim
    8. Sikh
    9. Other religion or belief (specify below)
    10. No religion
    11. Prefer not to say
  12. Other religion/belief
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