The Executive Director Pathway (EDP) is for those who demonstrate high potential and the interest to become an executive director on an NHS Provider Trust Board within the next 12–24 months, in any of the following roles or equivalent: 

• Executive Director of Nursing 

• Medical Director 

• Executive Director of Finance 

• Chief Operating Officer 

• Director of Workforce/HR 

You may have been through the Regional Talent Board, Aspire Together assessment process historically and assessed as ‘Ready Soon’ or have had a recent talent/potential conversation with your line manager identifying you are within 24 months of securing an executive role. 

Anyone applying for the EDP will complete an application form and then if identified as a suitable candidate for the scheme will go through an assessment process before securing a place on the EDP.