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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2020.

Hospitals of The Future Clinical Planning Lead (XN11)

Job Reference: 298-CORF-1629

298 Building the Leeds Way
St James University Hospital
£73,936 to £86,687 pa

How would you like to be part of one of the biggest and most exciting investment programmes in Leeds and across the wider region?


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is embarking on one of the largest and most high-profile investment, transformation and regeneration programmes in the City and the wider region. Its Building the Leeds Way Programme aims to transform healthcare for patients in Leeds and the wider region. The investment Programme includes:


  • Hospitals of the Future Project - the construction of two new hospitals at the Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) site – one for adults and the other a brand new home for the Leeds Children’s Hospital


  • Pathology Project - developing a new Pathology laboratory at the St James’s University Hospital (SJUH) site that will support patients in Leeds and across West Yorkshire and Harrogate


  • Innovation District - the regeneration of 5 hectares of land and buildings to further support the establishment of an Innovation District in the heart of Leeds City Centre. This will be a mixed-use development that will establish a world-class hub for health research and medical related technology, digital, innovation and entrepreneurialism as well as clinical based education, research and the establishment of a new learning hub.


    It’s a major change programme that reflects Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ vision and status as one of the largest and highest performing hospital trusts in the United Kingdom.


    To make this happen the Trust is seeking to recruit talented individuals who can bring innovation, creativity and collaboration to a Programme that will create a legacy for the City of Leeds and the wider region. Specifically, the Trust is seeking to recruit a Clinical Planning Lead. This post is a once in a lifetime job opportunity and to be part of something that will make a real difference.


    The Hospitals of the Future Clinical Planning Lead shall, working across all Clinical Support Units (“CSUs”) involved in the Programme (and other projects as may be required from time to time), provide dedicated clinical planning leadership to support the successful delivery of the new healthcare facilities (adult and children’s) at the Leeds General Infirmary (“LGI”) site. Reporting to the Programme Director, the post holder shall act as a senior leader within the Building the Leeds Way (“BtLW”) Programme Team and assume responsibility for overseeing and co-ordinating the clinical planning and clinical related design activities associated with the delivery of the new healthcare facilities. The role shall be responsible for leading clinical planning meetings and shall also act as the clinical planning point of contact for future design and contractor teams. The post holder shall champion and embed common design principles within the design briefing documentation and throughout the design solution.


    We are looking for a senior leader who has experience of leading clinical and/or nursing teams in a health environment and delivering service and business change. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of leading on programmes of work to improve health care service delivery and clinical practice, coupled with having experience and / or involvement in the delivery of health focussed capital investment projects (new build or refurbishment). The successful candidate shall be confident in supporting the development of clinical strategies and applying challenge through reasoned approaches that deliver patient improvements. The successful candidate shall embed the Leeds Values throughout the clinical planning and design process and shall be able to demonstrate experience of being involved in the change programmes that deliver improvements in patient flow and progress towards digitally smart hospitals. You must be able to demonstrate highly developed communication skills and an ability to challenge clinical plans / strategies with an ability to think creatively to develop solutions to clinical service delivery requirements.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980.

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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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