Accelerate! Deputies development programme

Helping Deputy Finance Directors prepare for applications and to progress into Senior Finance positions.

Who is Accelerate! Deputies Development Programme for?

The programme is specifically designed for Deputy Finance Directors who aspire to progress their careers to the next level. By Deputy, the definition is a post that reports into the Executive level Chief Finance Officer at an organisation. Our tailored curriculum focuses on enhancing leadership abilities, and our team of experts provides guidance on completing successful applications.

By participating in this programme, you will benefit from exclusive opportunities for career advancement and progression. You will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply for senior finance positions with ease, while also expanding your professional network.

Programme Objectives:

During the Programme, participants will welcome guest speakers from across the NHS and external facilitators. The programme involves two days of interactive, challenging, and thought-provoking sessions to help you prepare for your progression and future leadership roles. 

Topics covered during the Accelerate! Deputies Development Programme includes:

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

How to apply:

Please read through the application pack before registering your interest or completing the application form.

Applications will open in May each year.

Once applications open you will be required to complete an online application form. However, you can register your interest at any point during the year using this form and we will contact you when applications open.

Programme Delivery:

The Accelerate! Deputies Development Programme is delivered through a two-day, face-to-face event in September each year.

2024 programme dates:

Tuesday 17th September – Wednesday 18th September – Birmingham

You can download last years programme agenda here. (Please note this is subject to change)


Accelerate! Deputies Development Programme is free for all NHS Finance staff. 

Travel and expenses are not included.