Job Vacancy: Workforce Development Lead

Job title: Workforce Development Lead

Salary: Band 7 (£43,742-£50,056 (per annum/ pro rata)

Job type: 12 months fixed-term contract (secondments welcome)

We are recruiting for a Workforce Development Lead to join the team, who will be responsible for leading, designing and delivering a range of workforce development programmes. This post has a specific focus to lead our work with children and young people to promote health and care careers and lead on the co-ordination of T Levels and Collaborative Apprenticeships across the partnership.

This involves:

  • Leading the delivery of a portfolio of projects simultaneously
  • Leading the research, scoping and development of new projects and programmes
  • Designing and delivering projects and programmes of work
  • Developing reports, presentations and briefings for a broad range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Matrix and line management of colleagues in the team
  • Working with expert stakeholder groups to design, deliver and evaluate projects.

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.

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.

Every week in the Academy is different – but here’s a quick taste of what one week might look like…

MONDAY
Kicking off the week by holding a review meeting with an external learning and development provider to discuss progress and next steps.
TUESDAY
We meet regularly as a team to check-in and share important updates - this week I’m presenting the evaluation of one of our projects. I have 1:1s with my direct reports to review their priorities, support with any challenges and discuss opportunities to get involved in different projects.
WEDNESDAY
Today’s a day of partner meetings - all virtually. I’m presenting to a board, chairing a working group for one of my projects and have a few individual conversations with partners to scope out a new piece of work.
THURSDAY
I’ve got some desk time today to prepare presentations for next week’s meetings, follow up on actions from yesterday’s conversations and research for a project I’m scoping.
THURSDAY
Today’s a day of partner meetings - all virtually. I’m presenting to a board, chairing a working group for one of my projects and have a few individual conversations with partners to scope out a new piece of work.
FRIDAY
I meet with my line manager to review my priorities, discuss my development and work through stakeholder feedback on my projects.

Our work is predominantly home-based; however desks can be booked at the Leeds Health and Care Academy offices at Leeds General Infirmary (offices moving to a nearby location in Autumn), when required, and regular face-to-face meetings with your line manager will be facilitated

To read the job description, click here.

To apply through and expression of interest, please click here.

If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Veena Murray, Head of Leeds Health & Care Academy: Learning & Culture, via email: veena.murray@nhs.net

Closing date: Tuesday 24th June 2024