Leadership Fellow - Future Workforce Development


Post reference: FLP 2021 / Bid 11

Host organisation: Leeds teaching hospitals trust

Post location: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust- St James University Hospital

Eligible professional groups: Medical Specialty Trainees (ST3+), Dental Specialty Trainees (StR), Public Health Registrars (ST3+), Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) Doctors, Nurses / Midwives, Pharmacists / Pharmacy Technicians, Healthcare Scientists, Allied Health Professionals

Eligible Allied Health Professionals: Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Operating Department Practitioners, Orthoptists, Osteopaths, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Prosthetists/Orthotists, Diagnostic Radiographer, Therapeutic Radiographer, Speech and Language Therapists

Post start date: August 2021

In 2015, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee estimated a gap of at least 50,000 NHS staff. The Care Quality Commission stated that staff shortages represent a risk to patient safety and the Health Foundation, King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust jointly published a document in 2019 which opens with the statement ‘Staffing is the make or break issue for the NHS in England’.

This project aims to understand potential significant workforce LTHT departmental pressures over the next 10 years and understand whether local graduate career choices will align with those shortages.

Phase 1  Is to perform workforce modelling in LTHT. A basic understanding can be achieved by looking at the current headcount in departments, grouping senior staff into age bands to predict likely retirement patterns over the next 10 years. Future growth can be estimated by looking at departmental size changes over the previous 20 years. These data give an understanding of scale of recruitment required over the next 10 years.

Phase 2  To understand the local pipeline supply of healthcare professions (for example medical students, nursing students or students from the allied healthcare professions). This phase will explore career choices of Leeds University students with a brief survey of intended choice of career and whether they plan to stay in Leeds.

Phase 3  Compare predicted workforce gaps with student career choices and see whether students career choices align with LTHTs projected needs.

Closing date:  16:00 on Fri 13 November 2020

Interview date: 16/12/2020

Application contact:  a.cracknell@nhs.net


For application instructions and to download an Application Form, please see the vacancies section on the Future Leaders recruitment website.