Leadership Competency Framework Self Assessment

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The aim of this self-assessment exercise is to support those applying to the Aspiring Chief Executive Programme cohort 5 & 6 to spend some time reflecting on their suitability and readiness for the programme based on the NHS Board Level Competency Framework. This will be completed as part of your preparation for the Assessment Centre and will be made available for panel members to help inform questions.

Before completing this self-assessment, please take some time to review the Board Level Leadership Competency Framework to better understand the competencies that sit within the six leadership competency domains. Please reflect on your level of competency against these domains.

We don’t expect applicants to meet all competency areas rather the aim is to allow applicants to reflect on their suitability for the programme and identify areas for development. Please read the paragraph on what ‘good’ looks like for each competency domain and reflect on your leadership and indicate to what extent you demonstrate this competency area.

Please work through all of the competency domains and select how often you demonstrate the relevant competency in the ways outlined, based on a scale of:

  • Almost always
  • Frequently
  • Occasionally
  • Rarely or never
  • No chance to demonstrate

You are not asked to provide examples during the self assessment however you may wish to think about examples for the Competency Based Interview at the assessment centre.

The self assessment will take you between 20-30 minutes to complete. You will receive an email confirmation once you have submitted the form. You will receive a copy of your report before Monday 17 June