Job Vacancy: Workforce Development Lead

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Leeds Health and Care Academy as a Band 7 Workforce Development Lead. 

Our Workforce Development Leads are responsible for leading, designing and delivering a range of workforce development, OD and learning and development programmes. This will include developing reports, presentations and briefings for a broad range of audiences and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will therefore have significant experience and expertise in workforce projects, learning & development or workforce development – at a national, regional or local level.

The post holder will understand the challenges facing the health and care system, and be able to work collaboratively across partner organisations and in a matrix management style. The role has a varied and evolving workload, but an example week in the life of the Workforce Development Lead could look like this…

Kicking off the week by holding a review meeting with an external learning and development provider to discuss progress and next steps.
We meet weekly as a team to check-in and share important updates - this week I’m presenting the evaluation of one of my 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.
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.
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.
I meet with my line manager to review my priorities, discuss my development and work through stakeholder feedback on my projects.

To apply for this role, please complete the Expression of Interest form via the button below and send it to, along with your CV. 

Closing date: Friday 9th December 2022.