Thank you for your interest in joining Sciana: The Health Leaders Network for 2020/21. Since the Sciana network launched in 2017, the volume of applicants from the UK has grown substantially. Therefore, we have outlined some additional information to enable UK candidates to better understand the Health Foundation’s shortlisting and recruitment process:

    1. The Health Foundation is committed to equality and diversity, and our recruitment to the Sciana network will be informed by our organisation’s policies on fairness. Our aspiration is for the UK cohort of Sciana network members to reflect the whole of the United Kingdom and we welcome applications from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
    2. We welcome applications from candidates from a range of backgrounds, at different points in their career, but with evidence of effective working at a senior level. Members of the Sciana network living and working in the UK include senior clinicians; chief executives and executive directors of national agencies, NHS providers, regional health boards and national charities; and leaders of high profile national programmes. More information about existing members is available here.
    3. Successful candidates are likely to have had several years of experience leading complex projects, teams or programmes across organisational and professional boundaries, requiring a collaborative approach to leadership. This may have been at national level, or regional level.
    4. Candidates will need to demonstrate knowledge of the national policy context and wider politics that determines change in the relevant area in which they work.  
    5. The application process for all candidates applying for the Sciana network is the same, ie a CV and covering letter sent to Salzburg Global Seminar. Applications from UK candidates are then forwarded to the Health Foundation for shortlisting in the autumn.
    6. We will invite shortlisted candidates to take part in an interview in November (date to be confirmed), which will either be face-to-face or via Skype.
    7. For further information, please contact ruth.thorlby@health.org.uk