Care Roles

Mental health and Learning Disability Nursing

Working for our organisation

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching, research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 – 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The preceptorship programme is based on an extension and expansion of the skills and competencies required of final year students as they move into the role of a new graduate nurse. You will be expected to achieve all the required competencies and objectives within 6 to 12 months.

Over the preceptorship period, you’ll be expected to demonstrate the ability to work independently, providing competent direct care to patients. Your preceptor and their clinical team will provide support, learning and development opportunities to ensure you can meet the objectives.

In addition to clinical competencies, additional assessment methods aim to bring together the preceptorship process and demonstrate that we’ve supported your learning. All elements of the preceptorship process must be completed before the preceptor and team manager final sign off.



We will acknowledge your application and keep you updated with progress. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we have filled all our preceptorship opportunities. Interviews will be held during the Spring of 2024.

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