Voluntary Sector Leadership Group

The aim of this group is to work to improve the position of the voluntary and community sector in Derby, to ensure a thriving sector is able to best meet the needs of the communities of Derby.


Duties and Responsibilities

The group will:

  • Advocate for the Sector, promoting it as a means of increasing social inclusion and reducing poverty
  • Represent the Sector at partnership meetings, especially Derby City and Neighbourhoods Partnership Leadership Board (DCNP)
  • Consider the broad issues faced by the Sector and, where possible, develop responses to these issues
  • Inform the wider sector of proposed developments to support it, from Community Action and other bodies
  • Act as a critical friend to Community Action, ensuring appropriate support services are being delivered to the sector
  • Liaise with the Community Action Board of Trustees to inform the development of service


We want to make sure that the Group is able to operate at the senior level, so attendance is by invitation, although if you know of a senior manager who would want to engage please feel free to pass on their details.

For more information please contact Community Action reception on 01332 346266.