Who should apply?

Applications for the programme are currently closed.  Register your interest for future cohorts here.

The Aspiring Chief Executive programme is aimed at senior leaders aspiring to lead at chief executive level in an NHS accountable role focused on both service provision and system development within the next 12-24 months.

This programme is likely to appeal to exceptional individuals who may be NHS executives from NHS provider trusts, or individuals operating in senior systems leadership roles with responsibility for achieving significant organisational collaboration (e.g. NHS commissioning organisations, NHS England, Local Authorities, Department of Health and Social Care, the arm’s length bodies and others).

We welcome applicants who can demonstrate the skills, experience and qualities required to be credible candidates for leading an organisation at chief executive level within the next 12-24 months, taking responsibility for providing NHS services and achieving organisational collaboration across systems.

Before starting an application, we highly recommend that you review the participant criteria to assess your suitability. The applicant criteria is subject to change.

 “The NHS is a vibrant healthcare system full of complex, challenging, exceptional organisations. Chief Executive roles represent the pinnacle of public service – the opportunity to lead a service which provides care to millions of people, a fulfilling work environment for thousands of people and a large network of other public and private sector leaders with which to share task.” Chair of NHS Trust.