Look around any meeting of Health Care Librarians and you will see a fair number of grey heads. What will happen when they all retire? Who are the leaders of the future? It might be you. Knowledge for Healthcare aims to develop leadership talent and to ensure continuity of senior leadership capability for the health care library sector. There are two courses on offer, the Leadership Development Programme and the Senior Leadership Development Programme.
Sorry, can you just read the small print first?
Applicants can only apply for one programme. If you would like to apply for either course please take the time to read the briefing documents very carefully and to discuss your application with your manager.
Leadership Development Programme
“[The] course has given me more self-confidence as a leader and the confidence to start putting things into practice”
Delivered in partnership with CILIP, on behalf of Health Education England, the programme is designed to strengthen your capability to lead the ambitious changes envisioned by the Knowledge for Healthcare project. The Leadership Development programme is currently recruiting a second cohort. Twenty four librarians participated in the first cohort.
Who is it for?
The programme is targeted at mid-career professionals. The programme is tailored specifically for healthcare librarians and knowledge specialists who work for the NHS. Applications are welcome from all levels of experience. However, you will benefit most from the programme if you have some leadership experience and are looking to build on this for the future.
HEE/Leadership Academy Knowledge for Healthcare Senior Leadership Development Programme
This programme is delivered by the NHS Leadership Academy, on behalf of Health Education England. It is designed to strengthen your ability lead the ambitious changes set out by Knowledge for Healthcare. There are 15 places on offer.
Who is it for?
This programme is for you if you are a senior healthcare librarian or knowledge specialist already leading a service, team or network, and wish to develop and strengthen your effectiveness as a leader. The programme is primarily intended for those who work for the NHS. You will need a minimum of three years leadership experience, to want to make a difference through your work, to reach your full potential, to widen your portfolio and to aspire to career progression to a more senior role.
How to apply?
You should email your application sending your CV, a 1000 to 1500 word personal statement and letter of support from your manager by Friday 27th January 2017 at 5pm by email to David.Stewart@nhs.net. See the briefing documents for further details:
Knowledge for Healthcare- Leadership Development Programme [pdf]
Knowledge for Healthcare- Senior Leadership Development Programme [pdf]