Mary Seacole Leadership Development Programme

The Florence Nightingale Foundation is pleased to partner with The Mary Seacole Trust to provide a leadership development opportunity to nurses, midwives and health visitors who are working to improve health inequalities, particularly in Minority Ethnic communities.

This bespoke development programme will involve undertaking a quality improvement project which focuses on enhancing the experience of people from ethnic minorities accessing health services through addressing health inequalities. The project will be implemented over 6 months and supported by the following leadership development elements:

  • Personality preferences and understanding of self
  • Quality improvement principles and practice
  • Negotiating and Influencing
  • Skills for demonstrating value and impact through communicating outcomes and report writing
  • Development of “Presence & Impact” through experiential learning provided by Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Mentorship throughout the programme to enhance the development and networking opportunities associated with the project
  • A celebration event to showcase the experience and impact of quality improvement projects

The Partnership

 

Mary Seacole Trust

Mary Seacole Trust

Health Education England

Health Education England

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Florence Nightingale Foundation


The Supporters

 

The Royal College of Midwives

The Royal College of Midwives

Unison

Unison

Unite the Union

Unite the Union


Benefits for You

  • Demonstrate enhanced awareness of how personality preferences influence personal effectiveness and performance in teams.
  • Identify and critically appraise opportunities to influence through personal and collective authority.
  • Develop strategies to express self in a manner which communicates presence, enables influence and has impact.
  • Explore personal resilience and develop tools for staying effective under pressure.
  • Develop own personal approach to leadership – exploring values, biases, blind spots, and attitude to diversity.
  • Formulate and put into practice plans which contribute to improved outcomes for people from ethnic minorities underpinned by evidence and quality improvement methodology.

Benefits for Employer

  • Retention of staff through investment in development and valuing individual contribution
  • Positive and empowering impact on team working and staff engagement
  • Completion of a Quality Improvement project which addresses health inequalities
  • Enhanced reputation of employing organisation

Eligibility Criteria

  • NMC registered nurse, midwife or health visitor.
  • Working in NHS or NHS commissioned services in England.
  • NHS Agenda for Change bands 7 and 8a or equivalent.
  • Essential Criteria
    Criteria Identified On
    A current registration with NMC. Application Form
    The outcomes of the proposed project must be designed to address inequalities in access to health services for people from ethnic minorities. Application Form
    The project must be delivered within a maximum period of 6 months. Application Form
    The application must provide a proposal that sets out achievable objectives, methods, outcomes and timescales. Application Form
    A supporting reference for the application. Application Form
  • Success Criteria
    Criteria Identified On
    A proposal that is appropriate, innovative and sustainable. Presentation at Interview
    The applicant is able to demonstrate that they can deliver and have the necessary skills and resources available. Presentation at Interview
    The applicant can articulate their knowledge of the challenges contributing to the inequality which is the focus of the project. Interview
    The application includes a stakeholder engagement plan. Application Form Interview

Online Application Form

Key Dates

  • Applications Open: Now
  • Application Close: 7th June 2021
  • Shortlisting: 7th-9th June 2021
  • Interviews: 14th and 15th June 2021

Information for Applying Online

Upon application, you are required to upload the following information:

Important

Please note the following:

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted

Programme dates

  • Welcome day: 9th July 2021
  • Quality Improvement: 15th July 2021
  • Negotiating and Influencing: 1st-2nd September 2021
  • Presence and Impact: 3 × groups – 8th, 9th and 15th September 2021
  • Writing Groups: 28th September 2021
  • Quality Improvement Project Submission: Week Commencing 27th November 2021
  • Celebration Day: TBC