The National Finance Talent Pool

A national programme that develops and supports deputy directors (or equivalent) in enabling them to step-up into director positions in the near future.

The National Finance Talent Pool is made up of Finance Leaders across England who are ready now, or in the very near future, to become Finance Directors or Chief Finance Officers in the NHS.

Supported by the Finance Leadership Council – the board that sets the strategic direction for finance skills development in the NHS in England, NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Regional Finance Directors, and the NHS Leadership Academy.

‘Our aim is to build a diverse pool of talent that improves the number and quality of applicants for finance leadership roles that reflect the populations that we serve.’ Cathy Kennedy, Director of Operational Finance, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Selection into the National Talent Pool is through a competitive application and interview process designed to reflect FD/CFO application procedures.