Going Beyond Programme

Supporting senior NHS finance professionals Band 8a and above in developing the confidence and capabilities required for future board-level promotions.

Who is Going Beyond for?

This programme is aimed at staff working at band 8a and above who wish to further their professional development with a view to career progression.

If requested we will support each successful delegate to be paired with a FD/CFO sponsor/mentor who will support them with their career development. The sponsor/mentor will give advice and feedback and create space for the delegate to connect with other influential professionals to enhance their career development opportunities.

Programme Objectives:

  • Self awareness & self management
  • Understanding personal values
  • Successful leadership and effectively chairing meetings
  • Imposter syndrome and assertiveness
  • Leading and managing change from an EDI perspective
  • Managing relationship at a system level
  • Conflict resolution
  • Career goals and making the most out of your appraisal

The programme includes presentations from CFOs and FDs sharing their experiences on progressing to that level, as well as development sessions that will enable attendees to progress and achieve their career ambitions.

How to apply:

Please read through the application pack before completing the application form.

Applications will open in June 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 programme is delivered through 4 face to face events from October to February each year.

2024 – 2025 programme dates: 

London Cohort – Wednesday 9th  October, Tuesday 12th November, Wednesday 15th January, Thursday 6th February

North Cohort – Tuesday 8th October, Wednesday 13th November, Tuesday 14th January, Wednesday 5th February

You can download the current Going Beyond programme here (Please note this is subject to change)


Going Beyond is free for all NHS Finance staff.

Travel and expenses are not included.

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