Deputy Director - Workforce Development

York Teaching Hospital
York Teaching Hospital or Scarborough Hospital
Competitive salary
24 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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Our Values
  • We are KIND
  • We are OPEN
  • We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

Contract Type - Permanent

Hours - 37.5 hours per week

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale, an area covering 3,400 square miles. Our annual turnover is approaching £0.5bn and our workforce of around 9,000 staff deliver care in community settings as well as across our eight hospital sites. We are proud to be a partner with the Hull York Medical School in providing clinical placements and training for future doctors at Scarborough and York Hospitals.

With the New Year come new developments for the Trust: 2021 will see the launch of our new clinical strategy, as well as exciting new developments on our estate, including the construction of our state of the art Vascular Imaging Unit in York and a £40 million investment in Scarborough Hospital. We are unashamedly ambitious and our goal is to position our major, multisite teaching hospital Trust as a collaborative leader within our health and social care system.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a driven and collaborative leader who has a background in learning and education to join our senior management team. The role is one of two Deputy Director positions which reports to the Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development. The focus of this position involves providing strategic direction and leadership on workforce development and education to ensure the long term supply and development of the clinical and non-clinical workforce, both in the Trust and the Humber Coast and Vale Partnership.

Educated to Masters level, with either clinical registration or Chartered Membership of the CIPD, you will work alongside clinicians, professional leads and operational managers to progress the commissioning and delivery of educational programmes for all grades of staff, including apprenticeships. Your experience of delivering programmes and projects, together with your ability to work effectively in partnership with diverse groups of people will be key to ensuring the Trust is at the vanguard of new workforce developments and initiatives.

If you share our excitement for the position and have an appetite to play a leading role in the development of the organisation, we'd love to hear from you. You are welcome to contact Polly McMeekin (see details below) for an informal conversation about the opportunity.

About the interview process.

We will be holding a virtual de-selective Assessment Centre. Should you successfully pass these assessments, we will invite you to a virtual interview. Both will be held at the end of March and will be on separate days.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Polly McMeekin

Director of Workforce & Organisational Development

01904 725321

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Agile and Flexible Working - We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

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A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we're proud to serve 800,000 people.

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