The Finance Academy is supporting South West staff to use the HFMA executive coaching service.

What’s on offer?

The South West Finance Academy will support up to 70 NHS staff in the region to undertake six hours of online coaching through the HFMA professional coaching team. There is no set timeframe for the six hours to be delivered.

Who can apply and when?  

The places will be avaliable in two cohorts of 35, with the first cohort being open between 1 June and 1 November 2022.

In order to apply you must be working at an NHS organisation in the South West, or in the regional NHSE/I team.

About coaching

HFMA coaching is an independent coaching service dedicated to healthcare leaders. Working with an HFMA coach will create space to build the clarity, insights and tools that you need to boost your performance and impact. One-to-one coaching sessions deliver key learning and insights that can be put into practice immediately.

The HFMA’s coaches are experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in healthcare finance leadership. They will provide a fresh and honest look at what you’re doing, where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. With the help of an HFMA coach you can explore options, identify, create and review opportunities; establish priorities; overcome barriers; develop skills; change behaviours and improve performance.

Once your coach is selected you are set up on an introduction call to make sure it’s a good fit for both parties before proceeding.

How do I apply?

Please send your expression of interest to Include your name, job title, organisation and ICS, and provide a short paragraph on why you are applying and what you hope to achieve through the coaching. If possible, please include indication of support from your line manager or Finance Director.

The expressions of interest will be taken to the South West Finance Leadership Executive as governing body of the South West Academy, who will approve the funded place. Once approved the HFMA coaching team will be in touch to complete your formal questionnaire and match you up with your coach.

If you apply for the first cohort and it is full, you will automatically be put on a waiting list for the second cohort, which will open in 2023.