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Managing Director, Leeds Academic Health Partnership

Are you a highly experienced leader, with experience of working at a senior level in the health and social care and/or academic sectors? Do you have outstanding relationship skills, with a proven record of overseeing largescale transformation programmes? Would you like to help us deliver exciting programmes that work with the people of Leeds to drive research and innovation, improve care, and make a difference?

This is a unique, exciting and challenging role. 

Leeds is committed to reducing health inequalities and, by 2030, to becoming the best city in the UK for health and wellbeing. Leeds Academic Health Partnership - one of the biggest of its kind in the UK - plays a central role in realising those ambitions. 

Leeds Academic Health Partnership brings together leading expertise from three of the city’s universities, all of the city’s NHS organisations and Leeds City Council. Our wider membership includes the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network, Yorkshire Cancer Research, St Gemma’s Hospice and Leeds City College.

Our vision is that the people of Leeds live healthier lives for longer. Working with our partners, we help bring to life approaches which

  • improve the quality, efficiency and sustainability of health and care services

  • drive economic growth that improves skills, jobs and wealth for everyone

  • narrow the gap in the health and wellbeing between people in deprived and those in more affluent communities. 

As our new Managing Director, you will be pivotal in shaping and leading the next phase of our work, building on our pioneering foundations. You’ll need to think big, maintain a clear vision and have well-tuned political antennae. 

You’ll be a highly experienced leader with a passion to further galvanise our partnership and drive forward our unique and transformational citywide endeavour. 

The closing date is currently set as 26 June 2020, but this will be kept under review and may be extended due to COVID-19.

To explore the post in further details, or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Paul Stewart

Telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 4230; email:

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Academic Health Partnership
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  N/A
Salary:  Competitive
Working Time:  100% FTE
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 12 May 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 26 June 2020
Reference:  MHLAH1008
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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