Stategic Lead Partners
The role of a Voluntary and Community Sector Strategic Lead Partner is to build capacity for smaller groups, facilitate communication and promote partnership working within and between sub-sectors.
What does a Strategic Lead Partner do?
This involves working in partnership with Kingston Council and the Kingston Strategic Partnership to contribute as appropriate to strategic developments, plans and priorities in the relevant area of activity.
Strategic Lead Partners also contribute to relevant Partnership Boards and working groups by:
- Representing the wider voluntary and community sector (VCS) voice
- Raising awareness of the role and contribution of the VCS
- Contributing to understanding the impact of any decisions on the VCS and its users
- Contributing to identifying gaps in services and development of new services
- Providing advice and support for other local VCS organisations in their area of work
- Promoting collaborative working, capacity building and wider representation of the VCS
- Using networks/communication channels to gather and feedback information and perspectives form to/their ‘constituency’, including under-represented groups and have clear responsibilities and pathways for two-way information flow
- Being a member and attending meetings of the Voluntary Sector Board (co-chaired by the Leader of the Council and the CEO of Kingston Voluntary Action) to raise relevant issues and plan appropriate action
Visit the Strategic Lead Partners communications directory for details of Strategic Leads and their networks:
Who are the Strategic Lead Partners in Kingston?
Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
Kingston Race and Equality Council
Children and Families
Information and Advice
Staywell (formerly Age Concern Kingston)
Substance Misuse Support Groups
Addiction Support Care Agency
Kingston Voluntary Action