Leadership Academy

Academy supporting new executive talent pool

Posted by: James Marcus - Posted on:

The NHS Leadership Academy is excited to be involved in a talent management pilot between Leadership Academies across the Midlands and East region, NHS Improvement (NHSI), NHS Employers and NHS IMAS.


An executive “talent pool” of people ready to be appointed into executive level positions across the Midlands and East region has now launched. Known as Midlands and East executive talent pool, the aim is to help reduce the costs of expensive interim staff and enhance the leadership capability of the region.


Providers can submit an interim vacancy they need filling to NHSI to receive potential applicants from the pool. People can also submit their own applications, and can be appointed on a secondment basis or for a specific time period.


Among those included are directors of nursing, HR directors and chief operating officers. Executive level staff are also encouraged to apply to join the pool.


The scheme is a locally-led example of the Developing People – Improving Care approach, which helps to ensure that the pool of people equipped to lead is big and diverse enough to fill critical leadership roles. Candidates will receive regular coaching and mentoring. It’s all part of a broader programme of work being developed with organisations to improve our approaches to talent management for the benefit of all NHS staff.

Additional information

The MEET scheme: developing our future leaders

A guide for trusts: Midlands and East executive talent

Progress your career with our MEET scheme

A guide for candidates: Midlands and East executive talent


Find out more information about the executive talent pool. You can also find more information about the talent management resources offered by the NHS Leadership Academy.

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