Inspiring our future health and care workforce

Our second cohort of Leeds health and care ambassadors have joined the team which will work across the city to inspire and motivate the next generation of staff in this vital field.

They are drawn from a whole range of employers across the city and from many different roles and each will spend two or three days a year motivating and inspiring the future health and care workforce.

Leeds Health and Care Academy is a ground-breaking collaboration of three of the city’s universities, Leeds City Council and the NHS organisations. One of its key work streams is attracting the future workforce for health and care and the ambassadors will play an important part in this work.

The ambassadors will visit communities, schools and job centres and attend many events, including our May 15 careers and recruitment event at Leeds Civic Hall. Hundreds of jobs from around 30 employers will be available on the day plus the chance to speak to the ambassadors and staff from the organisations represented. To register for the event, which runs from 4pm until 8pm please visit our Eventbrite page.

If you work in health and care and are interested in becoming an ambassador for the city, please email to find out more.

Leeds Health and Care Ambassadors are drawn from organisations across the city including Leeds City Council, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, primary care, private care homes, Be Caring in Leeds, an employee-owned provider of social care services in the home, and students in health and care at Leeds City College.

Their roles are varied and include support and care workers, a manager for mental health day opportunities, social workers, business leads, a technical information analyst, staff from IT, occupational therapists, radiographers, a medical secretary, professional leads for nursing and allied health professionals, a case officer for Skills for Independent Living, (SkILs), a practice manager, a senior nurse, lead nurse and ward manager.

They are released from their roles two or three times a year by their employers to carry out their work as ambassadors on behalf of the whole health and care system in Leeds.

Leeds Health and Care Academy is a project of the Leeds Academic Health Partnership.