Career Developers

Career Developers prepares Band 5 and 6 staff for leadership roles. Together we’ll ensure you have the professional skills and confidence to achieve your potential. 

Who is Career Developers for?

Career Developers prepares Band 5 and 6 staff for leadership roles. It’s a comprehensive programme of support, training, and personal development to increase capability and confidence.

Programme Objectives:

  • Understand what NHS leadership is
  • How to collaborate with clinicians
  • Dealing with difficult conversations
  • Building your networks and using them to advance your career 
  • Identity barriers to progression and solutions to overcome these
  • Presentation techniques
  • Getting the most value from sponsorship

Career Developers supports emerging leaders to develop essential personal and professional skills to achieve their potential. It also offers a safe space for you to share experiences and challenges while helping others in similar positions. During the programme, you will have the opportunity to create connections and build up a strong professional network.

Participants are also encouraged to broaden their experiences and identify areas for career development. 

How to apply:

All Career Developers applicants will need to complete an online application form.

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

Applications will be open throughout June and July each year

You can register your interest at any point during the year using this form. We will contact you when applications open.

Programme Delivery:

The programme is delivered through three face-to-face events from October to January. The training and development modules are interactive and discussion-led, focusing on pushing participants outside their comfort zones. This is critical in helping them build the confidence they need to take the next step in their careers.

2023 – 2024 programme dates

London Cohort – Monday 9th October, Wednesday 15th November and Thursday 18th January

North Cohort – Wednesday 11th October, Wednesday 8th November, Tuesday 16th January

You can download the current Career Developers programme here (Please note, this is subject to change.)


Career Developers is free for all NHS Finance staff. 

Travel and expenses are not included.