Apply to Future Leaders 2021

Future Leaders 2021 is now closed for applications.

Thank you to everyone who applied. We’ve received a high number of applications, and more than the last year, which we’re just in the process of sorting through.

The next stage is a telephone interview – if you are successful in getting through to interview stage, you will shortly be contacted by a member of the LGcomms Exec to offer you a slot for your interview over the coming two weeks.

Please prioritise the interview you are offered. Due to tight timescales on the programme, if you are unable to be interviewed within the next two weeks we will unfortunately not be able to take your application forward.

Please note that due to the pandemic, the early parts of this year’s programme will be virtual, but we are hoping the situation will allow for physical meetups later in the year.

Criteria for applying

  • Your authority/organisation must be a member of LGcomms.
  • The programme is free of charge, however your authority/organisation will be expected to cover the cost of any travel and accommodation ; therefore evidence of support from your manager is also required.
  • You are able to commit to all the elements of the programme.
  • You are available for a quick telephone interview during the week commencing the 8 or 15 February,

Spaces are limited to 12 places.

LGcomms is committed to increasing diversity in the profession 

No applicant to the Future Leaders programme will be disadvantaged on the basis of their racial group, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender or transgender, age, disability, pregnancy or maternity, social or economic status or caring responsibility, marital status or civil partnership. 

We welcome applications from anyone who feels that they are from an under-represented group.

Questions or accessibility requirements?

If you have any questions, need information in different formats or need any adjustments as part of the application process, please contact