Ever wondered about a career in NHS finance? Already working in NHS finance and want to explore the next steps for you?
 
In 2015, 25 individuals told us their career stories capturing a diverse mix of career pathways, opportunities and experiences.  What these insights all have in common are the values and attitudes found across the NHS and that by working together dedicated individuals form an organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives. Whether you are just starting out in your career, already working in NHS finance or looking for a change, these examples highlight the opportunities for wide-ranging personal and career development that working in the NHS has to offer.
 
You can find all 25 of the career stories in the link to the right.

We have created a second volume in 2018 featuring 12 new stories to further promote the opportunities and different experiences that NHS finance has to offer. The stories highlight the ability to have a successful career at any level and the many opportunities for wide-ranging personal and career development.

The stories cover the career progression of finance colleagues across all bands. This edition also includes the journeys of two colleagues from Finance Director to Chief Executive, to show what further opportunities finance can offer beyond director level. This publication will be of interest to a wide range of audiences, not just from within the NHS, but also to students and graduates, those in the wider public sector, and commercial sector employees. The career stories included have either been written by the individuals themselves or, in one or two cases, they have been written up by the FFF Team following telephone interviews. In every case, they represent the individual’s reflections on their career to date. 

Would you like to share your work experiences with others?

We are keen to expand the library of career stories and are looking for volunteers to write their own career stories. The stories can either cover your whole career or focus on specific aspects, for example how your work adds value to your organisation.
 
We have produced some prompts which may help you, which can be found by clicking here or can be downloaded on the link on the right..  The new career stories will be added to the FFF website and included in edition 2 of NHS Finance Career Stories.
 
Please send all draft career stories to futurefocusedfinance@nhs.net with a recent photograph.If you have any questions, please contact futurefocusedfinance@nhs.net.