Job Title: Head of Finance Training & Support Unit
Before the NHS management scheme:
What was it like being a National Trainee?
At university I had a strong interest in public policy development and I always knew I wanted to work in the public sector. I chose CIPFA to continue my professional training and joined the NHS Financial Management Training Scheme in 1991, straight from university. I have found my time in the NHS challenging, thrilling and enormously rewarding. I am honoured to be part of a huge team of people focussed on delivering the highest quality of healthcare to the people ofScotland.
After completing the scheme:
In 2006 I was invited to join NHS Education forScotlandas Head of the Finance Training & Support Unit, working with each of the finance teams across 23 different health organisations to promote access to learning. Having been given such great support at the start of my own NHS career I am delighted to be able to ensure that finance staff at all levels are also given support appropriate to their needs.
In 2011 I was given the opportunity to manage the national graduate finance and general management training schemes. This is a great opportunity to support the leaders of the future.