Leadership Fellow - Developing the Future Mental Health Workforce


Post reference: FLP 2021 / Bid 39

Host organisation: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Post location: Leeds: St Mary's Hospital (LS12 3QE) will be main site base but will be able to access University of Leeds once COVID restrictions allow on-site attendance

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

This post will see a fellow design, develop and deliver a multi-professional education programme targeted at undergraduates across all healthcare disciplines. Recruitment into mental health settings from undergraduates is poor and it is well established that stigma towards this profession is embedded during undergraduate experiences. The fellow will be expected to lead on delivery of sessions across the year to challenge these perceptions through collaboration with people who have lived experience of mental health services. They will use quality improvement principles to develop the content between sessions. The supervisor will offer networking opportunities across the region and guidance with managing events. The alignment with academic year calendar will enable this to be achieved within the FLP year and there will be sufficient time to develop skills in leadership and management to enable a high-quality experience to be implemented.

Closing date:  16:00 on Fri 13 November 2020

Interview date: 18/12/2020

Application contact:  johnalderson@nhs.net


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