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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/08/2022.

Leeds One Workforce Planning Officer (XN07)

Job Reference: 298-HCA-004

Leeds Health and Care Academy
298 Leeds Health and Care Academy
St James University Hospital
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

Leeds Health and Care Academy


Workforce Planning Officer Advert

Established in 2019, the Leeds Health and Care Academy occupies a unique space in the Leeds health and care system. We work on behalf of the entire sector, ensuring that our city is equipped with the highly diverse, skilled workforce needed now, and in the future.


Our partners include the Leeds NHS Trusts, Leeds City Council, the Integrated Care Board in Leeds and the city’s colleges and universities, as well as third and independent sector organisations. Our expertise and agility make us a go-to delivery partner for the city’s shared workforce priorities, ensuring closer, joined up working that enables the best care for patients and service users.


During the last couple of years, it has become increasingly clear that the ability to understand our current and future health and care workforce is essential in enabling us to keep pace with changes in our service provision, and the needs of the Leeds population. As a result, we are leading a programme of work alongside partners, designed to deepen our insights and better inform our shared priorities for education, resourcing, development and retention of our city’s workforce through the next 20 years.


This programme of work is led by the Workforce Planning and Transformation team that sits within the Leeds Health and Care Academy. This team is focused on delivering a collaborative approach to workforce planning in collaboration with Health Education England and the West Yorkshire Workforce Observatory, as well as focusing on specific projects including developing a city-based approach to Allied Health Professional workforce planning, and working with Health Education England to develop and coordinate a collaborative view of Learning Needs Analysis, ensuring that education and training commissioned for our students and workforce is directly underpinned by shared strategic priorities, and a better knowledge of our city’s workforce needs.


To help us deliver this important work for the city, we are looking for a forward-thinking Workforce Planning Officer to help us to design and implement our unique approach to collaborative workforce planning across partners. The ideal candidate will be both innovative and inquisitive, a proven problem-solver who can think outside of the box to deliver creative solutions that have a real positive impact on the workforce.


You will be trusted to provide insight and analysis by working collaboratively with workforce planners, data analysts and HR & OD professionals across the city, which will help bring Leeds’s shared workforce ambitions to life.


The role will have the support of the wider Health and Care Academy team, and offers the opportunity to directly contribute to the quality of health and care provided to the people of Leeds.


We work flexibly and our work is predominantly home-based; however we do have a dedicated office in the city centre where regular in-person meetings and team events are encouraged, and occasional travel to meet partners and support events is an important aspect of the job.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, disability, sexuality or age.

Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to safeguarding children and will carry out all necessary checks to fulfil that duty.

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, and applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

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