RECOVEU researcher gains Clore Social Leader Fellowship

Dr Jane Rowley is a part time research fellow on the RECOVEU programme based at Staffs. She has just been awarded a prestigious Clore Social Leader Fellowship. Over 160 aspiring social leaders from across the UK applied for a place on the 2015 Fellowship programme of which 18, from a number of UK-based charities, social enterprises and community organisations, were successful. The two-year Fellowship programme in which Dr Rowley will be participating, identifies, connects and develops individuals who have ambition to lead social change in their communities, organisations and the world around them.

Jane was awarded the first Specialist Fellowship with the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT). The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life. Earlier this year, FiMT announced that it would be funding the Clore Social Fellowship as part of its aim to deepen connections and learning between military charities and the wider social sector. These connections will enable FiMT to become more innovative and collaborative in service delivery, and ensure that future policy is supported by a sound evidence-base.

Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock, Chief Executive of the Forces in Mind Trust said: “We are pleased that in our first year of offering a FiMT Specialist Fellowship, we have attracted such a high-calibre and worthy individual as Dr Rowley. Her extensive experience, including exposure to Service leavers and her current role within the RECOVEU addiction recovery project, will provide an excellent foundation upon which she can build her leadership development. I have no doubt that over time, Dr Rowley will make a significant and innovative contribution to the work of the Armed Forces charities sector.”


Jane Rowley, FiMT Fellow for the Clore Social Leadership Programme 2015 said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with FiMT throughout my Clore Social Leader Fellowship. I hope to explore ways to develop collaborative

networks between Armed Forces charities and other organisations in the social sector whilst finding ways to investigate and develop the evidence base around practical routes to aid transition for those entering civilian life. I plan to use the Fellowship to develop my leadership skills and learn from new colleagues both in the Fellowship and across the sector.”

Dame Mary Marsh, Founding Director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, said: “We are very excited about 2015. We have a great group of Fellows, all of whom we believe are deeply committed to social change, and a new Chair John Kampfner, the critically acclaimed author, broadcaster and commentator specialising in UK politics, international affairs, media and human rights issues. We are also really proud that this cohort will bring our network of social leaders to 101 people driving innovation and having a positive impact on individuals and communities across the UK and beyond.”

Jane completed her EdD at Staffordshire University as part of the first cohort starting in 2008 for more information about Clore Social Leader Fellowships and The Forces in Mind Trust;