I have been working at NHS Confederation full-time (More than 3 years)
If you're interested in Health policy development of working directly with NHS bodies but without actually working for the NHS, this is the place.
Lively, young team
Loads going on- won't get bored.
Amazing London office.
London weighting static for years
CEO changes every 2 years (or less)
Senior Team is embedded- progression impossible.
Processes often actively stop anything changing (like the actual NHS!)
Very silo-ed. Many teams literally don't talk.
Too many good people leave quickly- nothing gets done to keep them
Advice to Management
Rather than doing PR, talk to staff.
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NHS Confederation (City of London, England (UK)) in November 2009.
I worked there for nearly four years before I was asked to apply for the position. It felt as if the panel had already made up their mind, as I felt the members of the panle did not listen to my answers.
I was not told I did not get selected for the post for more than 3 weeks after, when I knew they had made their mind up any way.
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