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Aspirant Director of Workforce Career Development Scheme

Posted - 19 June 2019
Role: Aspirant Director of Workforce Career Development Scheme
Location: National
Organisation: NHS Employers, in partnership with NHS Leadership Academy Executive Search
Closing Date: 22 July 2019

Following the success of the first three cohorts, NHS Employers has worked in partnership with NHS Leadership Academy Executive Search to deliver the fourth cohort of the national Aspirant Director of Workforce scheme.

This year-long career development scheme aims to prepare those with the potential to become directors of workforce within the next 18 months, through targeted and individualised career development.

The scheme aims to:

  • broaden your understanding of the role and responsibilities and expectations of a corporate director
  • develop your personal impact, resilience and interview skills
  • provide an in-depth overview of a board recruitment process
  • provide structured career development support to help you achieve your first board level role.

Scheme structure
The 12-month scheme is fully funded. We are looking for 15 participants who will work together in one national cohort. For further information, including key dates for your diary and how to apply please download the scheme brochure.

How to apply
The application information pack and supporting documentation can be downloaded here:

Please submit your CV including all required supporting documentation detailed in the application instructions document via the online application link.

If you have any queries about the scheme, please contact Samantha Banks, Programme Lead – Talent, Executive Search, NHS Leadership Academy (