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Apply now to Leading Greater Essex

If you would like to join the Leading Greater Essex programme commencing in June 2018 please complete the online application form using the link below. The application deadline is midday on Monday 23 April 2018.

Complete the online application form here.

You will find a guide to the online application process below.

Should you require the application form in an alternative format please contact us at essex.partners@essex.gov.uk 

Leading Greater Essex application guidelines

An online application form should be completed if you wish to apply to participate in the Leading Greater Essex programme. Your nominating sponsor i.e. CEO or alternative from your organisation should also complete part of the application.

Nomination criteria

Participants and sponsors are requested to consider, discuss, and agree, the following requirements before submitting completed application forms:

  • Operating in a role that enables you to impact on system capability and/or delivery – embracing a broad range of roles such as commissioning, operations, finance, strategy, ICT etc.
  • High performing and seen as a leader with potential
  • Seen as an exemplar of desired leadership behaviours
  • Display personal commitment to being selected for this programme – to be evidenced by submission of compelling case for inclusion
  • Have the support and sponsorship of your Chief Officer to participate in the programme.

Commitment and attendance

  • Participant fee of £2,000 will be paid on acceptance onto the programme and will be non-refundable (NB; VCS applicants can apply for one of five bursary funded places).
  • Participants will be required to commit to attending the launch event in June 2018, the celebration event at the end of the 12-month programme and regular events spread over the programme. An additional requirement of approximately half a day a week will be required to apply learning and move forward on related project work.
  • Completion of the application form confirms acceptance of commitment and attendance requirements; in seeking and accepting a place on the programme participants are making an important commitment to be part of an active learning community. Full participation in the programme is compulsory, absence will be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

Organisational sponsors will receive regular updates on the progress of the collaborative including any attendance or commitment concerns.

Submission and further information

Completed application forms should be submitted by midday on 23rd April 2018. Participants will then be contacted directly with further information. Submission of this form does not confirm a place, in the event that we receive more nominations than there are places we will review nominations in terms of organisational representation and spread and will set up a waiting list for future cohorts of the programme.

Any questions on the requirements above and nomination process should be sent to essex.partners@essex.gov.uk

Completing the application

On clicking the link for the first time, participants will need to create a username and password by selecting the link “If you are a new user, please click here to register”.

There are four sections to the application:
1. Participant details

2. Participant application questions (character limit for each question = 1200 characters including spaces):

  • Please briefly describe your current role and responsibilities
  • Please describe your interest in leading the broader “whole Essex” system
  • Please describe your leadership style and behaviours, including commenting upon areas you wish to develop
  • Please give an example of collaboration you are involved with as part of your current role Please describe how your organisation will benefit from your involvement with the Leading Greater Essex programme.

3. Sponsor details

4. Sponsor questions (character limit for each question = 1200 characters including spaces):

  • Please can you outline, in your opinion, the leadership qualities and potential of this applicant
  • Please can you outline how this programme will assist your organisation's future plans and the support you can give during the programme.

Participants should complete the first two sections before sending the link to the application form to their sponsor to complete the final two sections. Participants will therefore need to email their sponsor the link to the application form, along with the username and password that they created when registering to access the application form.
Once the sponsor has completed their sections and submitted the form, participants will receive a confirmation email that will include a copy of the application responses.

Further information about the Leading Greater Essex programme is available here.

Complete the Leading Greater Essex online application form here.