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Leeds Health and Social Care Academy Project Lead (XN07)

Human Resources
The Leeds General Infirmary
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Sep 2021
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Project Leader - Band 7 - fixed term contract for 12 months

About us

The Leeds Health and Care Academy is a ground-breaking collaboration of Leeds health, care and educational partners to create a single, joined up approach for learning and development for all health and care staff across the city.

The innovative model for the organisation was developed by the city of Leeds itself, in recognition that a step change was needed to tackle the workforce challenges that we see nationally, and in Leeds, and to maximise all of the opportunities that a joined-up approach could bring with it.

As part of this move towards a more integrated way of working, the Leeds Health and Care Academy is playing a vital role in the workforce roll out of the Leeds Place-Based Partnership, and facilitating a joined up approach to health and care services within the city via the flagship Hearts and Minds project. This ambitious engagement, workforce development and culture change programme is aimed at supporting and progressing city-wide, person-centred, integrated health and care in Leeds, and this role offers an exciting opportunity to help us put the building blocks in place - alongside our partners - to achieve this important goal.

The Academy is an integral part of the city's workforce pipeline and continuous development of knowledge, skills and culture. Its portfolio is designed to deliver 'system-based, transformational learning' which actively progresses the Leeds Workforce Priorities. In practice, this includes shaping new educational pathways such as T-Levels and apprenticeships, developing critical workforce skills such as leadership and digital capabilities, and, supporting mobility and career progression across organisational boundaries. Our delivery model is based around four pillars:

  • Co-design and co-deliver bespoke Leeds educational and development programmes.
  • Commission and procure shared learning and development with, and on behalf of, city partners.
  • Align and connect development opportunities across partners.
  • Initiate and deliver training and development.

  • Across all our programmes, we have the goal of reducing inequalities and optimising the Leeds pound.

    About the job

    The Project Leader is responsible for managing and developing a range of workforce development, OD and learning and development interventions. Areas of focus for this specific role include:
    • Providing OD expertise, advice and consultancy, including working with a city-wide OD Leadership Network.
    • Working with experts to review and re-launch the city's System Leadership Development Programme.
    • Designing and delivering learning and development interventions to support virtual and hybrid ways of working.
    • Leading on the scoping and development of new projects and programmes.

    About you

    The Academy is made up of a small but ambitious team that works across a number of health and care partners in Leeds. To be successful in this role, you will need to be a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You'll need to have excellent organisational skills, and be familiar and comfortable working in a virtual environment. If you join us, you'll be in a fantastic position to develop your knowledge across a breadth of workforce topics, and build relationships across a range of key partners in Leeds.

    The role has a varied and evolving workload, for which you will need excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously to make decisions are essential. The successful candidate will:
    • Have significant experience and expertise in OD, facilitation and/or training delivery - at a national, regional or local level.
    • Understand the workforce challenges facing the health and care system.
    • Be able to work collaboratively across partner organisations and in a matrix management style.
    • Be proactive in managing projects and programmes, identifying solutions and working with complexity.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills and capabilities.
    • Evidence the impact of their work through robust evaluation and feedback.

    In return, we will support you by welcoming you into our friendly and dynamic team, we'll provide you with all the tools that you need to ensure that you can hit the ground running, and we'll be there to support you in your career development.

    We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements for this role - please get in touch if you'd like to talk to us about this.

    If you think you have the skills and potential to join our team, and would like an informal chat or further information about the role, please contact Jess Scrimshaw, Academy Programme Manager :

    Please note, the Academy team are currently primarily working from home due to the pandemic.Y ou will be provided with everything that you need to enable this.

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    This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

    Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

    Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

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    Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

    If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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