Career Progressors

For finance staff in Band 7-8b roles who are ready to progress but are looking to strengthen certain skills and overcome specific barriers.

Applications for 2022 are now closed

Register your interest for Cohort 2

Applications for Cohort 2 (taking place in 2023) will open at the end of the year.

Register your interest

The Career Developers programme will be delivered from May 2022, and is aimed at Band 7-8b finance staff who are ready to progress into more senior roles but are looking to strengthen certain non-technical skills and overcome specific barriers currently faced to enable them in taking the next step-up.

Objectives of the programme include:

  • Understanding system working and finances role
  • Managing personal stress and wellbeing, supporting staff wellbeing
  • Inclusive leadership development
  • Owning and presenting your authentic self
  • Confidence building
  • Application tips and techniques
  • Interview techniques

The programme focuses on developing non-technical skills and provides a safe space for participants to be open about their experiences and current situation, whilst sharing and giving feedback to others. The programme is a fantastic opportunity for participants to widen their knowledge and experience in the areas they want to develop and in meeting like-minded colleagues from across the country.

Application process:

Applications are submitted via an online form where you will be expected to provide a short personal statement (no more than 500 words) about who you are and your story so far, where you want to get to in your career, and the barriers you have identified that you want to explore and overcome in this programme.

Apply by 5pm Monday 7 March 2022 for this year’s cohort.

Delivery of the programme:

The programme will be delivered in-person across 2 x regions – North and South, between May-July 2022. Sessions will include a variety of training and development modules that are interactive, discussion-led, and sometimes challenging and uncomfortable; as will push participants out of their comfort zones to help them dig deeper into the detail of what it is they need to overcome to help their career progression.

Download the Draft Programme here. (please note this is subject to change)

Dates of delivery:

  • North Cohort
    • Day 1 – Tuesday 24th May 2022, location TBC
    • Day 2 – Tuesday 14th June 2022, location TBC
    • Day 3 – Tuesday 12th July 2022, location TBC
  • South Cohort
    • Day 1 – Thursday 26th May 2022, location TBC
    • Day 2 – Wednesday 22nd June 2022, location TBC
    • Day 3 – Thursday 14th July 2022, location TBC

Please note these are subject to change as we confirm speakers for the programme. Locations will be confirmed in due course but will be based in major cities within each region. Each event date will take place in a different city, e.g. North Cohort  Day 1 – Manchester, Day 2 – Leeds, Day 3 – Newcastle upon Tyne. Participants will be expected to travel to attend each event day in person, and their respective organisation is recommended to support coordination/ finance of this.

FREE OF CHARGE – travel expenses and accommodation if required is not included.