Accelerate! Deputies development programme

Aimed at deputy finance directors who want support and development ahead of applying to the National Finance Leaders Talent Pool.

Applications now open for the 2023 Cohort

Follow the below link to begin your application process

Applications close 3rd October 2022

Apply here

Who is this development programme for?

This programme is for deputy finance directors who are planning to apply for the National Finance Leaders Talent Pool in the near future.  The programme aims to support participants in further developing their leadership skills and helping them to prepare for future applications to the Talent Pool and / or future CFO positions.

Objectives of the programme include:

The agenda will include guest speakers from across the NHS and external facilitators to deliver interactive, challenging, and thought-provoking sessions to help you prepare for your progression and future leadership roles. Topics covered include:

  • Inclusive leadership
  • Supporting your staff
  • Improved interview and presentation techniques
  • Board expectations, key relationships
  • System working
  • Expectations from the centre

Please find the provisional programme here (please note this is subject to change).

Application process:

Applications are submitted via an online form where you will be asked to provide line manager details for them to sign off on your application. You will then be asked to provide a short personal statement (no more than 500 words) about your career goals and aspirations – specifying why this programme may help you to do this.

Please submit your application by 4pm Monday 3rd October 2022.

Delivery of the programme:

Taking place Wednesday 23rd – Thursday 24th November 2022 in central London. Overnight accommodation will be provided on 23rd November, and there will be a networking dinner for all participants taking place that evening at a nearby restaurant.


Accelerate! Finance Leaders Programme (Draft)

Download the draft agenda here