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Medical Staffing Lead

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced Medical Staffing specialist with a proven track record to lead the Medical Staffing function within the Medical Directorate of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

In this role you will lead and implement medical workforce strategies, develop and execute change management and cultural change initiatives, build strong relationships across the Trust and with stakeholders, manage consultation, restructuring processes, and employee integration, and ensure compliance with employment law, Trust policies, and best practices. Additionally, you will provide expertise on workforce planning, recruitment, and deployment while maintaining positive employee relations and handling complex cases.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree or equivalent experience, be a member of CIPD, and have proven experience in operational and strategic Medical Staffing roles, especially within the public sector, complex settings. You should have expertise in change management, workforce planning, and employee relations, along with strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Closing date: 12th July 2024

Shortlisting: w/c 15th July 2024

Interviews: TBC

Main duties of the job

1. Develop a medical workforce strategy for the Trust that is in line with the wider Trust workforce strategy and supports the delivery of organisational objectives

2. Drive talent management and succession planning to make sure the Trust has the right medical staff available now and in the future to continually improve their performance

3. Make sure other areas of HR contribute to achieving the Medical Director's objectives to agreed service levels and ensuring that there is effective communication between the HR Specialist teams and the management team exchanging information as appropriate.

4. Identify ways to continually improve the capability of medical staffing you support by reviewing data, investigating trends and using your insight and experience.

5. Lead people projects or be part of a project team delivering your local or the wider medical workforce strategy

6. Provide tactical and pragmatic employment advice to Directors and senior managers and help to find solutions to problems which work for everyone.

7. Be an escalation point for high risk matters in respect of medical staffing issues.

8. Manage and develop the activities of the Medical Staffing team ensuring a high level and quality service at all times, regularly reviewing and updating operating policies and standard operating procedures.

9. Develop clear and robust recruitment systems and processes.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this role.

Right to Work in the UK

Prior to your appointment you will be asked to provide confirmation of your right to work and reside in the UK. During your continued employment with the Trust, you have a personal responsibility to notify your manager as soon as possible should there be any changes to your right to work status.

Regrettably, if the role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Trusts eligibility criteria, the Trust are unable to extend your employment beyond the expiration of your current visa. The Trust is not responsible or liable for ensuring that your employment continues after this period.

As a condition of continuous employment, it essential you maintain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom throughout the duration of your employment with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT). Any change in your right-to-work status, including but not limited to visa expiration, revocation, or denial of renewal, may impact your eligibility for employment with the Trust. It is your responsibility to promptly inform your Line Manager of any changes in your right-to-work status immediately and to provide necessary documentation for verification purposes. Failure to obtain or renew your visa in a timely manner is a breach of employment conditions and will result in termination of your employment. We appreciate your attention to this matter and your commitment to fulfilling this requirement promptly.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  • Masters degree in HRM or Employment Law or equivalent experience.
  • CIPD Qualified and member of CIPD.



  • Demonstrate a business-focused approach to HR in a large complex organisation.
  • Extensive experience of delivering advice and guidance to Senior Managers and Directors, advising on employee relations issues, delivering change management projects and carrying out investigations.
  • Experience of developing and delivering management training
  • Significant experience of managing and creating employee relations interventions that evidence a demonstrable impact
  • Significant experience of developing and reviewing medical Workforce policies in line with NHS and other guidance and legislation
  • Proven experience of managing workforce projects, systems and processed to deliver high quality workforce services
  • Experience of working in a large, complex unionised environment, working in partnership with union representatives and senior/ professional staff groups
  • Experience of supporting organisations in workforce and succession planning.



  • Specialist knowledge of medical contracts, pay, career progression, training and strategic workforce management
  • Experience or knowledge of developing and delivering employee engagement programmes, linked to staff perception surveys.
  • Knowledge of current NHS and employment related Government issues and policy direction.
  • In depth knowledge of Human Resource best practice.
  • Thorough understanding of Employment Law and Equality legislation.
  • NHS/Public Sector experience and knowledge.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lynfield Mount Hospital



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