Share

Government announces Big Society ambassadors

Big Society Ambassador Shaun Bailey
News

Government announces Big Society ambassadors 1

Governance | Vibeka Mair | 14 Feb 2011

The government has appointed Conservative MP Charlotte Leslie and Conservative parliamentary candidate Shaun Bailey as ambassadors for the Big Society agenda.

Bailey (pictured), has a long history in the charity youth sector, including a role as chief executive of My Generation, and MP Charlotte Leslie is described as a “rising star” in the Tory party.

The news follows a barrage of Big Society announcements from the government in the past two days, including details on the Big Society Bank and a defence by David Cameron of the recently beleaguered Big Society agenda in the Sunday nationals.

Speaking to the Observer Cameron rejected claims that the Big Society was simply a mask for cuts to the charity sector.

The government will also reportedly set up a big society university which will train future community workers and announce who has won a £20m tender to train 5,00 big society workers over the next five years.

Jaynie Lewis
Redundant Youth Volunteer Development Manager
vinvolved
14 Feb 2011

What about the current qualified and experienced Communty Workers?

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Free eNews

Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

25 Nov 2014

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at...

Alzheimer’s Society income up £12m

24 Nov 2014

The Alzheimer’s Society has seen its income increase by 17 per cent, from £70.8m in 2013 to £82.6m...

RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector

21 Nov 2014

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance”...

Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

25 Nov 2014

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at...

JustGiving launches free guide to raising money using social media

25 Nov 2014

JustGiving and social media consultancy Social Misfits Media have launched a guide to how charities and...

Marie Curie drops the words 'Cancer Care' from name

25 Nov 2014

Marie Curie has dropped the words ‘Cancer Care’ from its name in the lead-up to a rebrand of the care...

JustGiving launches free guide to raising money using social media

25 Nov 2014

JustGiving and social media consultancy Social Misfits Media have launched a guide to how charities and...

OSCR launches new website

20 Nov 2014

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has launched a new website which includes a new search function.

Data from controversial Samaritans app to be deleted

17 Nov 2014

Samaritans has promised that all data collected by its Twitter monitoring app will be deleted and the...

Join the discussion

Twitter
 
Training

Attending our one day courses is a highly effective way of ensuring new and existing trustees fully understand their role, responsibilities and liabilities.

>> Find out more <<