Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Leadership Fellow - Health and Poverty


Post reference: FLP 2023 / Bid 39

Host organisation: School of Public Health Yorkshire and Humber HEE

Post location: Leeds, although may involve travel across the region.

Potential Applicants: 

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

Number of Posts: 1

Post start date: August 2023

There are stark and systemic health inequalities in England. Poverty and financial insecurity are key drivers of these health inequalities, with a wealth of evidence demonstrating that poverty is linked to worse health outcomes, both short-term and long-term. As the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt and we face an escalating cost of living crisis, the impact of poverty on people’s health and wellbeing is creating an increasingly urgent situation. The School of Public health have been working to bring together regional health partners to build understanding, collaboration, and mobilise action to address this. We are seeking a Leadership Fellow to lead a project to accelerate this work. This is a one-year leadership post with the School of Public Health (HEE Yorkshire and Humber), working across the region to lead and champion a project to shape understanding of and approaches to poverty as a population health issue. The post will require the Fellow to work at a strategic level with a range of partners across the system, fostering collaboration and taking a systems approach. The aims of the post are:• to grow and develop the personal leadership skills and behaviours of the Fellow;• to increase understanding of and action to address poverty and financial wellbeing as a determinant of health outcomes across the health and care system in Yorkshire &Humber in order to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

Interview date: 16/12/2022

Application contact:


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