Future Focused Finance

Aspire Together and Future Focused Finance are pleased to announce a collaborative approach for the 2020 intake of the Finance Leaders National Talent Pool and the Aspire Together London Talent Pool. Of special interest for aspirant Directors of Finance, the Finance Leaders National 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 – and NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Regional Finance Directors.

Aspirant Finance Directors can now choose to apply to join both the Finance Leaders National Talent Pool and the Aspire Together London Talent Pool though a single streamlined Future Focused Finance process– meaning they get both profession-specific and regional-specific benefits.

Selection into the National Finance Talent Pool is through a competitive application and interview process designed to reflect FD/CFO application procedures and the Executive Director Success Profile that is used by all NHS Aspire Together Regional Talent Boards.

Candidates should be aware that this initiative is designed to identify, assess and then deploy ready now aspirant directors as well as offering development opportunities. Candidates currently working at ‘one below’ board (provider or commissioner), or equivalent level for candidates currently working in Arm’s Length Bodies, should be operating at Band 9 / ESM1 or equivalent.

How to apply

Full details of the application/nomination process and the documents you need to apply or to nominate someone for the pool can be found via the following link www.futurefocusedfinance.nhs.uk/senior-talent-management/talent-pool. If you have any questions about the process, please contact the FFF team on [email protected]  

Timeline

Applications for the 2020 intake of the National Finance Talent Pool will close on 6 January 2020. If successful, participants will be invited to an interview on 5 & 6 March in London. Please ensure that you are available on the interview dates for your region, as well as the development centre on 10, 11 & 12 June in Birmingham.

For more information and to apply directly to join the Talent Pools please visit: www.futurefocusedfinance.nhs.uk/senior-talent-management/talent-pool

If you have any questions about the process, please contact [email protected]  or  [email protected]