The Sponsorship Programme helps high-potential finance staff from under-represented groups advance within NHS finance.
The Sponsorship Programme is aimed at:
- female colleagues
- individuals of Black, Asian and minority ethnicity
- individuals with disabilities
- individuals that identify to the LGBTQ+ community
The sponsorship relationship is a reciprocal one that requires dedication and attention from both parties. It is the sponsee’s responsibility to deliver to a high standard and be trustworthy; they must also drive the relationship building by proactively organising meetings and shaping conversations in line with what they want to get out of the programme. In return the sponsor gives advice, feedback, creates space for their sponsee to connect with other influential professionals, and advocates for their sponsee to have access to career enhancing opportunities.