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Medical Director

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We are seeking a senior clinical leader to join our Board of Directors at a successful NHS foundation trust based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to people in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Low Secure Forensic Service in York which serve the regional population. Some of our specialist services accept referrals from across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching, research and development.

We aim to provide excellent quality care that supports people to achieve the very best that they can for their health and wellbeing. We believe that we can make a real difference to people’s health and lives and, by doing so, give hope for the future to the people who use our services, to their families and their carers.

We are looking for a Medical Director to join our board at a time of both challenge and opportunity. Our strategic priorities require a vital contribution from this role, both professionally and corporately, as well as the effective management of certain key functions and processes.

We are seeking someone with person centred values, drive, demonstrable leadership qualities, and a track record of success. We want a person who is as ambitious as we are for the future of mental health and learning disability services and someone who recognises the importance of clinical leadership, patient and staff engagement.

Applicants should have current or recent experience as a medical director or in a senior medical leadership role.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our chief executive, Dr Sara Munro, on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ).

Consideration will be given to flexible working arrangements, however the role will require at least a 6 PA/3 days per week commitment.

Please be advised that NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application and ensure that you apply through the restricted jobs part of your NHS Jobs account.

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications are recieved. It is in the candidates best interest to apply as soon as possible.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

If you have not received any further communication from us within four weeks you are asked to assume that your application has been unsuccessful. If you should have any queries regarding progress with your application form please contact us.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be a Living Wage employer.

To help us achieve our goal of improving health, improving lives, the Trust will become Smoke Free for staff and service users from April 2016.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

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