Championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The South West Finance Academy will ensure that there is equality, diversity and inclusion in organisational culture and career development, as well as in recruitment.

Insights placement scheme

An exciting career opportunity for Year 13 students from low-income families.

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Encouraging Diversity in our finance teams: Guest blog by Libby Walters

Libby Walters is currently the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

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Breaking diversity barriers

Removing obstacles for Band 7-8B finance professionals, ensuring everyone can achieve their potential, regardless of background.

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Sponsorship programme

The NHS Finance Sponsorship Programme provides career support to high potential finance staff who are from the groups under-represented at more senior levels within NHS Finance.

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NHS finance function diversity metrics – South West

ONF and the NHS SDN and the HFMA have collaborated to produce the latest report analysing the national finance function. This is the overall SDN regional position compared to the national picture.

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Recruitment and retention processes across the South West, with a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion

The South West Finance Academy commissioned the HFMA to explore finance staff recruitment and retention processes across the region, with a specific focus on equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I).

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Inclusion and Diversity Ambassadors

The I&D Ambassadors come together nationally and regionally to develop EDI action-plans and implement ‘positive action’ initiatives for their local organisations. The South West runs its ‘Championing ED&I’ working group through the Inclusion and Diversity Ambassadors.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy

The South West Finance Academy has launched its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy. The vision is to provide educational resources and improve inclusive cultures in the finance function in the South West.

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