Community Leaders Sought


Applications for this programme are now closed

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) are offering 20 free places on a three month training programme designed to develop people as community leaders. The programme aims to identify, coach and support a network of community leaders across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR).


The OPCC and VRN are committed to building capacity and resilience in communities.  Enabling and empowering community leaders through investing in their knowledge and skills is an integral part of this and key to securing long term sustainability.  

The delivery of the programme will be interactive, thought-provoking and will enable those taking part to share their ideas and experiences to learn and support each other. By the end of the programme, participants will be more confident in playing a key role within their communities.

They will also:


  • Understand the diversity of leadership qualities and develop their own leadership style

  • Be able to identify and develop new community projects which will have a positive impact

  • Demonstrate confidence in existing decision making, organisational discussions, long term plans and strategies

  • Have a greater understanding on how to write funding bids and evaluate projects

  • Have an opportunity to become part of a community leadership network across LLR


The programme will begin during mid November 2020, with weekly/fortnightly meetings (dates to be confirmed). 1:1 coaching sessions will be provided to build on existing skills and challenge approaches to leadership, as well as having opportunities to network with decision makers.


The application process is open from 9th September 2020, and individuals have up until 12th October 2020 (11:59pm) to return applications. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an informal discussion via a video conferencing facility before any final decision is made.


To apply for a place on our Community Leadership Programme, please see the application form below.



For further information, please contact Ivan Liburd at