Future Leaders Experience

We are inviting applications from colleagues in the voluntary and community sector to join the Council’s future leader experience.

Would you like to join a programme of learning to increase your leadership skills, improve your understanding of Bradford and network with potential future leaders of the district?

We are delighted to offer the ‘Future Leaders Experience’, a comprehensive and practical development programme for Bradford’s next generation of aspiring leaders.
This programme will focus on understanding Bradford, its vibrancy, vision and aspirations, its diversity, and its role as one of the United Kingdom’s major cities.
The programme is delivered in a modular format covering a range of themes and challenges.
Working with up to twenty colleagues from the Council and voluntary and community sector, you are promised a rich, highly focussed and rewarding learning experience.

“At Bradford Council we recognise the crucial role that inspirational, committed and effective leaders play in achieving high quality outcomes for the people of the District.“ – Kersten England

This experiential learning programme will last around eleven months. Training and learning events will take up around two to three working days per month. You will be expected to commit a similar amount of personal time to your learning and development.

Through this process we seek to improve our representation at all levels within the district. This programme is open to any eligible employee from the VCS*, regardless of position, status or background.

How to apply

  1. Write a statement about why you should get a place on the programme. For example, tell us about your values and principles, your commitment and passion for a better Bradford and how you have qualities that will make you a good future leader. (maximum 500 words)
  2. Provide a signed statement from a sponsor (which could be someone you work with or who knows you from your community) that explains why they think you should be selected (maximum 500 words).
  3. Create a video (maximum three minutes) further demonstrating why you deserve a place on the programme.
  4. Provide a photo of yourself (preferably digital e.g. JPEG) You must also provide these details:
  • Name, job title and organisation
  • Work address and telephone number
  • Email address (This will be used for correspondence)

What happens next

  • ALL APPLICANTS will be invited to a half day leadership development session and culture assessment in on Friday 23 March from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
  • Shortlisted candidates following stage 1 will be invited to a management simulation assessment day.
  • Successful candidates selected for programme will be invited to the programme launch in April. GOOD LUCK!

To discuss the programme please contact Naomi Fernandez by email: naomi.fernandez@bradford.gov.uk or on 07582 101106 Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday 19 February 2018

Please email your personal statement, sponsor statement, photo and other information to: evolve@bradford.gov.uk with the subject line: FAO Sadaf Iqbal - Future Leaders application Please add your video to YouTube and email a link with your application. You will need to create a YouTube account. You can add your video as ‘unlisted’ for increased privacy.

  •  Full and part-time Bradford District voluntary and community sector staff may apply. Please gain the permission of your organisation before applying.





Closing date: 19th February 2018 8:00am
Salary: £Voluntary
Salary Frequency:
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