The Buxton Leadership programme is a unique year-long leadership programme which combines a Westminster placement (either with a parliamentarian or NGO) and a church based community organising placement.  Recent parliamentary placements have included a number of Church of England Bishops, supporting their work in the House of Lords.

This ecumenical programme is aimed at  Christian graduates, from all church and political traditions, who are interested in exploring a vocation in public life.

The programme, hosted by the Centre for Theology and Community, aims to develop a new generation of Christian leaders who can bring the experiences of inner-city communities into dialogue with Westminster. The programme sits under CTC’s Urban Leadership School, directed by Fr Richard Springer.

The programme helps these leaders to develop:

  • A renewed vision of politics based on community and the common good
  • A realistic understanding of how politics and power currently operate and affect ordinary people and their communities
  • A relational network of leaders who are committed to transforming their communities and society

The programme, which started in 2013, is now in its 8th year, and has successfully developed over 20 young leaders.

Applications are open from now until the 23rd May.