Director of Workforce, OD and System Development

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Competitive Salary
15 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Job Type

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s provides high quality community-based health services across the Leeds area and across Yorkshire and the Humber for some specialist services. We don’t just talk about partnership with others – we really do work with a range of partners to provide the best possible and most innovative services. We are always pushing ourselves to think differently and to take the next step. We have one vision, three values and seven behaviours which we genuinely believe in and live and breathe them every day.

This role has arisen at an exciting time as the Trust, where we are very proud to have been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘Outstanding’ for the care provided across our adult services. We are a key partner in a key city wide Alliance with GP Federations, private sector healthcare organisations and the out of hours providers.  The 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. We already hold one contract across Leeds and are working at pace to develop joint appointments and work on a range of areas.  This innovative development is seen as an important step forward with our commissioner and one which enables integrated provider responses to values based commissioning.

Reporting to the CEO of LCH and with a dotted line to the Alliance work and links with the Federations 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.  In particular the role starts to think about the support and development needs of primary care at scale working in integration with community services.  This places you at the centre of the Alliance’s development and potentially a key element of the city’s accountable care system.

Leading an experienced department and working with a strong team of senior colleagues, this role could suit an exsisting director, or an experienced and ambitious deputy director, seeking their first board level role.  To succeed, you will need to provide strategic and operational HR leadership to your LCH colleagues, requiring experience of operating 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 visit our website by clicking the apply button for more information, and then call Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6097. 

Closing date: Friday 16th February