Leadership Fellow - AHP strategy and workforce


Post reference: FLP 2021 / Bid 12

Host organisation: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Post location: Leeds Teaching Hospitals

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: Art Therapists, Dietitians, Drama Therapists, Music Therapists, 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

The successful fellow will play an integral part of developing and leading the implementation of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Allied Health Professionals Strategy and workforce planning, in collaboration with senior AHP and corporate leaders across the Trust.  The fellow will manage their time over 12 months to implement a project with a focus on: 

- Supporting the adoption and implementation of the AHP workforce strategy for the collective AHP workforce to develop and grow, deliver outstanding patient care and have professional pride and celebration of what they do.  

- Lead, encourage and develop local networks and regional links between all AHP professional groups, facilitating development of career progression pathways and peer support.  

- Opportunity to be involved in implementing, developing and running a new awards process to mirror the Nursing and midwifery ‘Daisy Awards’ for other professions in the Trust to align, with the LTHT Chief Nurse/AHP vision.  

- Lead workforce mapping and measuring of capacity and demand for AHP professions (in one or more of the professional areas) Utilising NICE guidance, workforce metrics and other local and national frameworks to identify an area of focus for workforce mapping at LTHT to align with national priorities such as the NHS people plan. There will be the opportunity to explore the potential for assigning a Lead AHP for LTHT, aligning with NHS Improvements recommendation.

Closing date:  16:00 on Fri 13 November 2020

Interview date: 17/12/2020

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.