The Future-Focused Finance Sponsorship Programme provides career sponsorship for high potential finance staff who are from the groups under-represented at Director level within NHS Finance.

These include:
  • female colleagues
  • individuals of Black, Asian and minority ethnicity
  • individuals with disabilities
  • individuals that recognise themselves as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or 'other' sexual orientation
  • transgender colleagues
The sponsorship relationship is a reciprocal one that requires dedication and attention from both parties. It is the sponsee’s responsibility to deliver to a high standard and be trustworthy; they must also drive the relationship building by proactively organising meetings and shaping conversations in line with what they want to get out of the programme. In return the sponsor gives advice, feedback, creates space for their sponsee to connect with other influential professionals, and advocates for their sponsee to have access to career enhancing opportunities.