Moving Up

Man-1-sfcwebThe 2019/20 Moving Up programme is currently underway.

Details of our 20/21 programme will be released in due course, but if you would like to be the first to know, please just send an email to and we will contact you with information as soon as we have it.


Developing the diversity of leaders in social care

Our Moving Up programme is aimed at individuals from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background who are wanting to take the next step in their learning development.  It supports BAME managers who have the desire and drive to progress in their career, but are facing blockages and resistance preventing them from doing so.

This programme has been designed to bridge the gap between where you currently are, and where you need to be to progress in your career. It will provide you with the tools and techniques to empower you to make changes and get you where you want to be.

Programme content

Fundamentally this programme is all about you.  You will gain an increased understanding of who you are, your strengths and your weaknesses and a variety of techniques to help overcome any personal challenges you may have.  It will focus on increasing your confidence and belief in yourself, to allow you to grow and progress to where you want to be in your career.

The programme will provide you with the tools and time to focus and understand your organisation better. By understanding the nature of your organisation, it’s vision and business plans, you will be better able to shape and influence your career progression. 

It will explore your personal brand, how people perceive you, how you present yourself to others and your leadership style.

As part of the programme you will also be able to share experiences and ideas with your peers and develop a strong support network. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet other BAME individuals and learn from each other.

The programme gave me the space to evaluate my leadership style and learn how to be a more effective and inspiring leader. 


Maria Hamood, Bristol City Council, completed Moving Up programme in 2017

Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at BAME individuals who want to develop themselves and progress in their career at all levels, in all roles, in all different sectors. Previous participants have come from local government, social care, commissioning organisations, charities, third sector, nurses and occupational health. Job roles include:

  • team leaders
  • managers
  • supervisors
  • deputy managers
  • care coordinators

What will I learn?

  • How to improve your confidence and self-belief.
  • How to develop and understand your personal brand, how people perceive you and how to raise your profile in your organisation.
  • You will assess your leadership style and understand how that impacts on the people around you.
  • You will enhance your leadership skills to become a more effective leader.
  • You will identify your strengths and weaknesses.
  • You will understand the power of networking.
  • Motivation techniques.
  • Awareness of how protected characteristics and culture impact practice.
  • Gain an understanding of the theory and practice of Action Learning.

Moving Up programme flyer


I found that the Moving Up programme really focused and helped me to prioritise and recognise my skills and what I need to do to become a more effective leader. 

The facilitators are excellent at helping me recognise and look at my weaknesses. They guided and supported me to identify what I needed to do to raise these areas of my work to a higher standard. I 

also found my fellow delegates a great support throughout the course, to the extent that we stay in contact and still help each other with advice. I would highly recommend this course to other BAME candidates, without any hesitation.


Kelvin Griffith, Moving Up participant

Case Studies

If you would like more information about our Moving Up programme, take a look at the case studies below - they give a great insight into why people chose to undertake the programme and what benefits they gained.

Juliet Amoa, London Borough of Lambeth, completed Moving Up programme 2017

Maria Hamood, Bristol City Council, completed Moving Up programme 2017

Sense, national disability charity who have sent several members of staff onto the programme