Aug 17

Moving Up (BAME) develops the diversity of leaders in social care

Posted on Tuesday 1st August 2017

Man on a mobile phoneSkills for Care’s Moving Up (BAME) programme is now open for registrations from those social care leaders from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who want to step up and establish themselves within senior leadership roles.

Aspiring BAME leaders in the private, public or third sectors, can use the programme to develop leadership potential, think about how to lead in a complex and changing environment, increase their confidence as a leader and develop networks for support and advice.

The programme is designed to support service managers, registered managers, heads of service and operational managers who aspire to progress into the senior social care positions.

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff, in both social care and health, are under-represented in senior leadership roles. This programme will help address that imbalance and support BAME leaders to move confidently up to the next level.

“As a sector we need to nurture and develop diverse talent and address any challenges or barriers that BAME leaders might be facing. Our Moving Up (BAME) programme does just that and the feedback from leaders who have completed the course in previous cohorts has been very positive.”

The Moving Up (BAME) programme runs between November 2017 and March 2018 offering a package of support and development over seven day sessions. The leaders access workshop and residential development sessions, group mentoring and coaching, action learning sets and networking opportunities that are invaluable to BAME leaders who can feel unsupported and isolated.

Jamieson Davis, who completed the Moving Up programme commented: “I've incorporated a great deal of what I have learnt into practice. The programme has helped me to focus on my strengths as a leader and has made me more confident in my current management role.”    

To find out more and to register for a place on Moving Up (BAME), leaders can visit here.