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Launch of Nominations for Cohort 4 of the HCLS Aspiring Director Programme

Sep 07 2017

The nomination window for the Health and Care Leaders Aspiring Directors Programme (Cohort 4) is now open. This programme is for staff in the Department of Health (DH) and its 14 Arms' Length Bodies (ALBs).

We have up to 30 places for the next Cohort and have 60 places at Assessment Centres.

Talent Leads in DH and the 14 ALBs have today been sent all the relevant information to share with Executive Directors and Directors who are likely to be the nominating line managers and with staff who may be interested. If you have an interest please contact the Talent Team in your respective organisations.

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 12th October 2017.

Nomination forms, personal statements from your nominees and a copy of their CV, should be sent no later than the closing date by e-mail to

Information and Process Form

Nomination Form

Personal Statement

Indicators of Potential

9 Box Talent Grid

Nominees must be assessed against the Indicators of Potential and line managers will need to supply their written evidence against those – aspiration, engagement and ability.

As in previous years, the HCLS Programme Office do not undertake any pre-sift but how you handle the submission of nominations internally prior to their submission to me, is up to individual organisations.

Nominees will be required to complete a Diversity and Inclusion Questionnaire and the link for them to do so, will be sent to them. As a reminder you can direct any interested staff to the Information on HCLS that can be found on the NHS Leadership Academy’s website

Any questions about the process or forms should contact John Joyce, the Health & Care Leaders (HCLS) Programme Manager E: T: 0207 871 4742 M: 07825 281392