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Voluntary Sector Leaders Forum


Published by capita01 for Capita Conferences in Local Government and also in Communities, Health, Housing

Voluntary Sector Leaders Forum
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - Central London 


  • Chair:
    Joe Irvin
    Chief Executive
    Living Streets
  • Keynote: Michael O’Toole
    Crown Representative for Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector, Crown Commercial Service
    Cabinet Office
  • Keynote:
    Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE
    Chief Executive
    Royal National Institute for the Blind 
  • David Holmes
    Chief Executive
    Family Action
  • Geetha Rabindrakumar
    Social Sector Leader
    Big Society Capital
  • John Jolly
    Chief Executive
    Blenheim CDP
  • Mark McGann
    Deputy Director Knowledge Sharing and Policy
    Big Lottery Fund
  • Nathan Dick
    Head of Policy and Communications

Aims & Objectives

With an ever increasing demand on public and community services, declining budgets and a growing sense of commerciality, the role of the voluntary sector is being redefined.

Our Voluntary Sector Leaders Forum is excellently timed in the run up to the general election in 2015. Designed in consultation with sector leaders, and with a Keynote Address from the Cabinet Office, our high-level leaders forum provides the ideal opportunity to come together to investigate the way forward for greater involvement in delivering both public and community services with key sessions covering:

• Investigating innovative funding models and alternative opportunities for the future
• Embedding strong leadership and governance though turbulent periods
• Expanding voluntary sector ownership of public sector contracts
• Keeping a strong mission statement in a growing commercial environment

Using a format that enables transference of best practice and opportunities for vital information sharing, our forum provides the perfect opportunity to come together to set a new mandate for the future of the voluntary sector.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from the Cabinet Office about enabling access to public services through thecommissioning process and sustaining the capacity of the voluntary sector
  • Explore opportunities within the social finance landscape, alternative financing models and the future of grant funding
  • Gain guidance from respected Chief Executives of large and small
    on steering your charity through complex service environments and managing risk while stimulating innovation
  • Take away essential guidance on making yourself commissioning and market readywhile evaluating the impact of the contract on your organisations’ sustainability with thetransfer of TUPE and an increased focus on outcomes based commissioning
  • Investigate a partnership and collaboration model as a way to maximise capacity and minimise risk while retaining your charity’s identity
or contact Richard Goddard - / 020 7960 7719


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