Director of Workforce, OD and System Development

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Competitive salary
02 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
Job Type

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s purpose is to provide high quality community-based health services across the Leeds area and across Yorkshire and the Humber for some specialist services, offering healthcare in the most appropriate setting for our patients whether that is in their own home, a local health centre, a school, a gym or a café!  We do this by working in partnership with other organisations and groups, involving and developing our staff, and using our resources wisely to continually improve our services. We have one vision, three values and seven behaviours which don’t sit on the page but are live and breathed by the organisation day in and day out. They matter to us and guide our work.

We aim to work without boundaries and to see the walls of our organisation as transparent to others. We seek partnerships and alliances with others to ensure we get the best care for the people we serve whether that’s with the voluntary sector, other NHS bodies, the Local Authority, the private sector or primary care.  We are at the heart of many different alliances in the city, some formal and some more informal.

Most recently – and most excitingly - we have become a key integrator for a city-wide alliance comprising GP Federations, private sector healthcare organisations and the out of hours providers. This alliance, backed by a Memorandum of Understanding, gives us a vehicle to work together and to deliver together. Over time we envisage this alliance growing and becoming the vehicle to further develop the accountable care system for the city of Leeds. This innovative development is an important step forward with our commissioners, one which enables integrated provider responses to values based commissioning.

Reporting to the CEO of LCH and also with a dotted line to the Accountable Care Development Board (which has all providers across health and social care), this role fulfils two complementary functions: firstly, it leads the Workforce and OD directorate within Leeds Community Healthcare; secondly, this role will support and explore what is needed to galvanise and take forward the development of the workforce and OD agenda across the alliance.  This places you at the centre of the alliance’s development and potentially a key element of the city’s accountable care system.

To succeed, you will need to provide strategic and operational HR leadership to your LCH colleagues, requiring experience of operating at or close to board level and the maturity to influence beyond your authority. A critical aspect of the role is to take forward LCH’s work on vision, values and behaviour, and to champion our approach to health coaching and team working; for this you will need to be innovative and entrepreneurial, yet able to work effectively within parameters. You should have a track record of delivering change across boundaries and of thinking innovatively and creatively both within and outside your organisation. Your style and leadership will make you an excellent team player in LCH, giving impetus to the work we are doing on staff engagement and wellbeing.

Your political sensitivity will be exceptional, allowing you to gain the trust and respect of others in the wider system; intellectual agility, curiosity, determination and a passion for delivering system-wide solutions will also be required as you will work closely with senior figures across the city to scope, assess and develop the workforce agenda so that the alliance can develop fulfil its potential - and, in so doing, enable us to transform. 

If an exciting, transformative role at the heart of a major system redesign excites you, please click on the apply button for more information, and then call Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6097. 

Closing date: Friday 27th October