Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


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    Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic, forward-thinking and successful organisation serving the communities of Leeds and more widely in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, providing some specialist services nationally. We provide the best services we can for our service users and carers, including working in partnership across organisational boundaries at a local level and within Integrated Care Systems.

The Trust is working towards exceptional standards of care across the populations we serve. It is working in close partnership with health and care partners across the cities of Leeds and York; the Yorkshire and the Humber regions; and with partners on a wider geographical area where appropriate. The Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership and also has strong links to the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership. These partnerships bring NHS and Council organisations together to improve health and care for people living in these areas. Working in partnership supports the Trust in achieving its vision to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice.

Given the impact and importance of the Trust’s responsibility within the integrated care system, this is an exciting time of change and a unique opportunity for a new Chair to represent the Trust locally, regionally and nationally in delivering a system that will have a fundamental impact on improving the health and lives of people in the areas we serve.

As this is such an important and prominent role, our Chair will need to be a highly collaborative and influential leader capable of forging strong partnerships and able to impact, enthuse and persuade others to collaborate and embrace wide ranging changes in healthcare provision.

We seek a Chair who will be passionate about leading our Council of Governors and Board of Directors to make a real difference; will show a strong commitment to the local community and working with a range of partners; have a strong focus on equality and diversity; and hold the best interests of service users and the wellbeing of our staff at the heart of their leadership.

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Recruitment Table

Closing date
9am Monday 3rd October

Preliminary Interviews
w/c 10th & 17th October

Final Panel Interviews
Monday 14th November

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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