Regional Talent Board update

The South West Regional Talent Board

Nurturing our talent goes to the heart of making sure the NHS develops the right leadership capability to serve future generations of people and their communities. It is also imperative to support our people working day to day within the NHS, ensuring they have the diverse senior leadership they both need and deserve.

Our ambition for the first Regional Talent Board in the South West of England is that we start to identify, develop, support and deploy leaders at all levels much more effectively. Aspire Together will help to deliver compassionate, inclusive leadership, which is key to a high quality and sustainable health and care system. While the board itself gives impetus to the work, Aspire Together is very much ‘by the region for the region’.

The South West Regional Talent Board was established in September 2018 and since then it has been developing Aspire Together’s programme of work across the South West. Our vision is to create the conditions for our talented people in health and care to reach their individual potential whilst maximising our collective impact for improvement through inclusive, holistic approaches and embracing the diversity of opportunity within the South West.

Nominate for the Aspiring Director Talent Pool

We are delighted to announce that the nomination window for the Aspiring Director Talent Pool is now open.

In this first window, nominations are invited for those aspiring to move into the roles of Director of Nursing / Chief Nurse; Director of HR / OD / Workforce; Director of Finance; Chief Operating Officer. We are seeking nominations from individuals who will be ready to take on their first director role and are looking to move into a new role in the next 6 months (following assessment). Please click here to visit the nominations page. The closing date for nominations is Monday 16th September 2019.

Our good progress so far has been led and supported by our system leaders from across the south west and we would like to thank you for your support – but we have much more to do.

Contact Aspire Together South West

To find out more about the South West Regional Talent Board or the Assessment Centre process please contact the Aspire Together South West team on 01454 252732 or

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