The Jane Slowey Memorial Membership Programme will provide expert support, guidance, advice and mentoring for women who are aspiring CEOs, or are in their first two years as a CEO for a charity or social enterprise. Priority will be given to women who are under 45, from BAME backgrounds and/or who have a disability. Fundraising has begun to get the programme up and running. A target of £10,000 will be raised to provide 16 ACEVO Jane Slowey memorial memberships.
The programme will run in total for four years (each time for two years) assisting a total of 16 aspiring or new CEOs (each time for eight individuals). Cohort One will participate in the programme from Jan 2019 to December 2020, and Cohort Two will participate from Jan 2021 to December 2022.
Recipients of the Jane Slowey memorial programme will receive:
- The full range of ACEVO member benefits, including:
- 1-2-1 support services
- Coaching with Henley Business School
- CEO in Crisis service
- Local CEO forums
- Governance advice line
- Special interest groups
- New member lunches
- Discounted workplace meditation service
- Policy publications and reports
- Weekly Leader to Leader email
- Free and discounted ACEVO publications
- Free personal development planning
- Recommended reading and viewing
- Discounted Emerging Leaders Programme
- Understanding your costs financial tool
- Discounted Coaching for Excellence programme
- Discounted Leadership learning workshops
- Practical tools and resources on leadership
- A mentor - eight charity CEOs will mentor the first cohorts throughout the two-year programme. The first cohort will become the mentors for the second cohort in 2021. Mentors for the first group include:
- Rosie Ferguson, chief executive, Gingerbread
- Charlotte Hill, chief executive, Step Up To Serve
- Matt Hyde, chief executive, The Scouts
- Matt Stevenson-Dodd, chief executive, Street League
- Thomas Lawson, chief executive, Leap Confronting Conflict
- Nick Wilkie, chief executive, NCT
- Helen Marshall, chief executive, Brook
- Rosemary Watt-Wyness, chief executive, London Youth
- Four learning/networking/training days with fellow cohorts
- Two annual dinners with fellow cohorts, hosted by Prospectus.
- Applications are open between 3 Sept to 30 Nov 2018.
- Applicants must submit a complete application form, cv and cover letter (no more than 500 words) to natalie.westerman[at]acevo.org[dot]uk explaining why you would like to receive a Jane Slowey memorial membership, with a focus on how you envisage this programme helping you to meet your personal and professional goals or develop new skills which could strengthen your impact as a leader.
- Applicants must be female.
- Priority will be given to women under 45, those from BAME backgrounds and/or women with a disability.
Applications will be assessed by ACEVO and approved by the steering committee which comprises:
- Rosie Ferguson, CEO, Gingerbread
- David Gold, CEO, Prospectus
- Bethia McNeil, director, The Centre for Youth Impact
- Vicky Browning, CEO, ACEVO
To find out more, to apply, and to donate to the Jane Slowey Memorial Membership Programme, visit: https://www.acevo.org.uk/jane-slowey-programme