chapter  25
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Leadership and Management Development in the Voluntary and Community Sectors

ByAlison Trimble, Becky Malby

In our view there are two types of leaders in the voluntary and community sector (VCS). Those employed in voluntary organisations, whose raison d’être is a commitment to the sector, and who are required to be organisational leaders as well as sector leaders; and those who have ‘become’ community leaders, as a result of wanting to do something about their own experience as for instance a migrant, a carer for someone with specific needs; someone learning to live with a lifelong condition. These are two very different starting places.