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Allied Health Professional (AHP) Leadership Fellows (2018/19)


Health Education England (HEE) South is undertaking an exciting project to lead local AHP networks to build on the cross-system strategy ‘AHPs into Action’; and to influence workforce transformation to realise AHP workforce potential across the South of England.

Since AHPs into Action was launched, HEE has worked with local systems to develop many important programmes of work, for example, the multi-professional Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) Framework, the development of appropriate apprenticeships across our professions, the underpinning work to support the development of first point of contact roles in primary care, and the return to practice programme to support AHPs back onto the HCPC register and into the NHS.

We are now looking to support six leadership fellows to help develop this work across the South on a part-time (0.4wte) basis.  The six month fellowship will start in October 2018 until March 2019.  The fellow posts will be recruited geographically to cover the four HEE local Office footprints - Wessex, Thames Valley, Kent, Surrey and Sussex and South West and fellows will work out of a local office within the South, with some travel across the region. 

If you are interested in the AHP Leadership Fellowships, have an AHP clinical background at level 8 AfC banding, MSc or equivalent experience, and are interested in building system-wide AHP leadership, this might be the opportunity for you. 

Please see below for more information including the application checklist and job description.

Key Objectives of the AHP Leadership Fellows

We would expect the fellows to focus on the following areas:

  1. Establish and lead local AHP Steering Groups with senior AHP leadership representatives from each of the NHS Trust and key partners to drive workforce developments such as Level 6 apprenticeships, Advanced Practice and careers work.
  2. Build a wider virtual AHP network that can act as a reference group for workforce transformation and AHP programmes of work.
  3. Support regional oversight and support to the supply of the smaller AHP professions e.g. podiatry, therapeutic radiography, orthoptics and prosthetists and orthotists.
  4. To act as an AHP representative for HEE on key workforce transformation and quality meetings.
  5. In collaboration with HEE colleagues in the local office, develop a clear communication strategy to enable a two-way communication between AHPs and HEE.


Applicants will need to demonstrate a keen interest and experience in all aspects of AHP Leadership and Workforce Transformation, alongside excellent organisational and communication skills.

The Fellowship will offer

The Senior AHP Fellow for the South will work with the successful candidates to ensure that they are appropriately supported and networked during this opportunity.

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to develop a mutually agreed bespoke personal development plan to further enhance their career opportunities.

Successful fellows will receive backfill funding to help support them in undertaking the role.  Travel will also be required with any costs being covered by HEE.

Some flexibility on working days will be required and travelling within your geography and the South will form part of the role.

Recruitment to this Fellowship programme

Applications to this programme are now closed.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this programme or wish to find out more please contact Sharon Kibble, Project Manager (


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