Future Leaders Programme
2019 Recruitment

The Future Leaders Programme offers opportunities for Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber medical and dental trainees to do a one year “out of programme experience” (OOPE) Clinical Leadership Fellowship to help grow and develop their personal leadership skills. Some Clinical Leadership Fellow vacancies are open to nurses and other healthcare professionals. Vacancies for the 2019-20 Future Leaders Programme will be posted on this page. 

The next round of recruitment for Future Leaders will be for August 2020 cohort. A timeline will be published here when more information is available.

For further information about the Future Leaders Programme, please visit the Future Leaders website.

Recruitment Timeline

The next round of recruitment for Future Leaders will be for August 2020 cohort. A timeline will be published here when more information is available


The Future Leaders programme includes:

  • Medical Specialty Trainee: ST3+
  • Dental Specialty Trainee: StR
  • Public Health Registrars: ST3+
  • Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Biomedical Scientist / Healthcare Scientist
  • Allied Health Professionals

Individual Future Leaders posts are aimed at specific staff groups. The eligible staff groups and specific requirements for each post is outlined in the Person Specification attached to the post descriptions in the vacancy listings.

Trainee doctors, dentists and public health registrars must hold an NTN and have a satisfactory ARCP outcome by the programme start date.

All other applicants must currently be in a substantive role in healthcare working for an NHS employer. All applicants must be registered and in good standing with the appropriate professional body.

Tier 2
Unfortunately, applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship are not currently eligible to apply. For more information about Tier 2 status, please see gov.uk.

For further information about eligibility, please see the FAQs from applicants.

Vacancy Listing

Vacancies for the 2020-21 Future Leaders Programme (for posts starting August 2020) will be posted here. All vacancies will follow the recruitment timeline above. Please click the link in the post title for a vacancy description, Job Description and Person Specification. The Application Form is also linked in the vacancy description. 

To apply for a vacancy, please download and complete the Application Form and email it along with your CV to the Lead Contact given in the vacancy description. Please ensure you include the post reference on your Application Form and in the subject line of your email.

Shortlisting and Interviews

Shortlisting and interviews are coordinated by the Lead Contact for each vacancy with guidance from the Future Leaders recruitment team. The interview window is given in the timeline above. Specific interview dates for each vacancy are included in the descriptions in the Vacancy Listings. Interview venues will vary depending on the vacancy, and the specific interview venue will be given in the interview invitation.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to bring photographic ID (normally a Passport or Drivers Licence) when they attend.

Offers and Appointment

Following interview, feedback and verbal offers will be made by the Lead Contact. The Lead Contact will also notify the Future Leaders recruitment team about the sucessful applicant. The successful applicant will then be sent a formal appointment letter by the recruitment team. The appointment letter will confirm details about the Future Leaders Programme, the post, and your employment.

After accepting an offer for the Future Leaders Programme, Medical and Dental trainees will need to apply for approval for a period Out Of Programme (OOP).

Employment arrangements

Future Leaders vacancies are funded by Health Education England. However, Leadership Fellows are not employed by Health Education England and the employer will vary depending on the vacancy and the staff group of the successful applicant. Employment arrangements and contacts will be confirmed on appointment. 

Medical and dental trainees will be employed by a nominated employer for the vacancy. This includes doctors currently undertaking a Public Health training programme.

All other applicants will be appointed on a secondment basis. As such they will continue to be employed by their current organisation for the duration of the Future Leadership Programme. Secondment must be agreed by current employer. Applicants should therefore discuss this with their Human Resource department at the time of application. If you have any questions about secondment arrangements please email: futureleadersrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk.

For further information about employment arrangements, please see the FAQs from applicants.

OOPE applications (Medical and Dental trainees only)

Medical and Dental trainees who are offered a Future Leaders post, will need to apply to their Training Programme Director for approval for a period Out Of Programme (OOP) when they are appointed.

OOP applications must be submitted 6 months prior to the OOP start date. To avoid delays, candidates should apply promptly after appointment to the Future Leaders Programme. Please see the Training Guidance webpage for information about the OOP approval process. The Future Leaders Programme is classed as OOPE (Experience).

For further information about OOPE arrangements, please see the FAQs from applicants.

Additional Information

For further information about the Future Leaders Programme, please visit the Future Leaders website and the FAQs from applicants.