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Before applying, you’ll need to seek the support of your line manager and organisation as they will be required to support you throughout the programme. Along with your line manager, you will both need to sign a copy of the programme terms and conditions which need to be submitted alongside your application.



The application process for Ready Now takes place in three stages:



  1. First stage: Online applications are open from 3 July 2017 9 October 2017.
  2. Interviews: Successful applicants will be asked to conduct a video interview. All eligible applications will receive an invitation to complete this between 12 October 2017 9 November 2017
  3. Final confirmation: Participants will be appointed from the shortlist and notified by 27 November 2017



To apply for the programme, you’ll need to register with our leadership community website NHSx if you haven’t already.


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Supporting documents


The Ready Now Programme: Participant Guide eBook (12 MB)


The Ready Now Programme: Line Manager Guide eBook (4 MB)


The Ready Now programme: Terms and conditions (280 KB)



Due to the high level of interest for the Ready Now programme we reserve the right to close applications earlier than the advertised date (9 October 2017). If you have already started your application, we will contact and notify that you have 48 hours to complete and submit your application.


Alternatively if you want to talk about your development needs with our head of inclusion and systems leadership Tracie Jolliff, contact Rob Green in the programme team. You can contact Rob on 0113 3225699 or drop us an email at