Development options

Development opportunities provide highly capable individuals with challenging and interesting roles in which they can learn and develop. Experiential learning opportunities should give access to development that is not available through conventional training or learning interventions.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • gain first-hand experience of working in a complex political environment;
  • develop a greater sense of commercial decision making and leadership;
  • experience a different perspective on decision making, accountability and transparency;
  • increase understanding of the challenges faced in other parts of the system;
  • learn more about national health and care system drivers and constraints;
  • broaden and deepen your networks;
  • consider how national bodies across health and care can collaborate more for improved public services and business growth; and
  • experience different ways of leading, managing change and operational delivery.


Generally, you will find a new working environment with new stakeholders stimulating and challenging, which in turn should accelerate your learning. You should return to your organisation with ideas for improving ways of working and an appreciation of the part your own organisation should play in the system as a whole.