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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2020.

Head of Organisational Development and Improvement

Job Reference: 833-SS-CC-429-20

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Organisational Development & Improvement
£53,168 to £62,001 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead our Organisational Development & Improvement team here at Leeds Community Healthcare (LCH).

The Organisational Development & Improvement Team leads on key interventions and work-streams that are aligned to the Workforce and Quality Improvement strategies. A simple phrase, #MakingStuffBetter, embodies the team¡¦s approach, and we work closely with others across the organisation to deliver impactful, positive change.

LCH is an organisation that believes in engaging, listening to, and empowering people. Our over-arching aim is to enable people to be and give of their best in order to enable delivery of the best possible care to our communities. We are proud of the culture we are creating and we are ambitious to continue this journey with pace and depth.

Reporting to the Director of Workforce & OD and the Executive Director of Operations, the post holder will be responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of Organisational Development and Improvement programmes, initiatives and interventions in pursuit of our strategic objectives.

To be successful in this role, you must have a depth of understanding and experience across at least one and preferably both of the Organisational Development and Quality Improvement disciplines, including appropriate training to Masters level or equivalent. An understanding of the complex range of challenges currently facing the NHS is also important.

You will need the skills to draw people together across diverse backgrounds and perspectives; influencing, developing and motivating others. This must be combined with a proven ability to conceive and deliver targeted, substantial programmes of work with a strategic focus. Your leadership style should embody the LCH values and ¡§Magnificent Seven¡¨ behaviours.

We have high expectations of this role; and we are excited about the benefits that it can deliver. If having read this far, you are excited too, we¡¦d encourage you to read on.

Who are we?
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good".

Why Leeds?
We're lucky to be based in the fantastic city of Leeds, with both city life and countryside calm on your doorstep. Leeds is a top destination for shopping, food & drink, culture, sport and music, and is easily connected by train, road and plane to countless locations around the country and beyond.

The city has the goal to be the "best city for health and wellbeing", and is home to multiple other NHS and healthcare organisations, including NHS England and NHS Employers. Put simply - if you want to work in healthcare, Leeds is the place to be.

What now?
Your journey starts here!

To arrange an informal conversation about this role contact Jeanette Hardwick on 07912488346 to speak to Jenny Allen or Laura Smith (Director of Workforce & OD). If you would like to speak to Sam Prince contact Jo Kasher,

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 October 2020

Provisional selection process date: w/c 2 November 2020 (please indicate in your supporting statement whether you would be able to attend a selection process in person, in a Covid-secure setting. An inability to attend in person will not in any way affect your likelihood of being shortlisted for selection?

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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