There are 5 opportunities currently open for you to be a Third Sector Representative on a city-wide or regional board.

Expressions of interest are welcome by Wednesday 17 April 2024.

Details of each of the reps roles can be found in the corresponding document.

Please follow the links to view or download information about each role (use whichever format you find most convenient):

All roles are open to expressions of interest. Please email [email protected] outlining your suitability for the above roles by Wednesday 17 April 2024 (no more than 400 words, or a short video explanation).

(Added 11 April) Expression of Interest deadline Tuesday 30 April:

  • Maternity Care Delivery Population Board
    • Details coming soon

Why become a rep?

Becoming a Forum Central Third Sector Representative is an exciting personal and professional development opportunity, and a rewarding experience. Third Sector Reps use their knowledge and experience to feed into spaces of strategic decision making around health and care in Leeds. Reps make a difference and offer a unique insight into health inequalities among different populations in Leeds. Being a third sector rep puts you in direct contact with other professionals with a similar passion for improving health outcomes in Leeds. Being privy to the knowledge and skills shared in these spaces is not only professionally fulfilling, but also gives you the space to have input into health priorities which matter to both you and the third sector at large.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of a Rep

Applicants should be able to demonstrate and give examples, evidencing skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Be confident speaking on behalf of the sector, without a personal or organisational bias
  • Have a commitment to people’s voices being at the heart of decision making in Leeds
  • Be committed to reducing health inequalities and improving outcomes for people
  • Understand key relevant concepts including wider determinants of health and intersectionality
  • Have strong knowledge of the health and care system in Leeds and in particular the Third Sector, voluntary and community services and an understanding of the importance of place and asset based provision
  • Understand the strategic context for health and care in Leeds and the issues facing Third Sector organisations delivering health and care outcomes in Leeds
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to be a confident strategic voice for our diverse Third Sector with a willingness to challenge constructively and hold the board to account
  • Have experience of contributing to multi-agency meetings
  • Knowledge and/or understanding of the particular challenges faced by the cancer population, with particular interest in those communities facing the most health inequalities in this area e.g. poorer outcomes, late diagnosis.

Support to the role

All reps are supported by the Forum Central team. You will be assigned a single key contact who can support you before and after the board meeting. All reps are invited to attend a monthly online meeting of the Reps and Reference group to keep you up-to-date with third sector key messages and developments, and equally this gives you the chance to feedback and get peer support.

Selection process

Interested parties should provide an expression of interest to [email protected] explaining how you meet the role criteria.

The expression of interest should be no longer than 400 words. Alternatively, you may submit a short video application explaining your suitability for the role.

Please express your interest to any of the roles by Wednesday 17 April 2024.

Please indicate in your application if you would be happy for us to contact you about further opportunities in third sector representation.


If you have any questions or would like more information on the roles please contact [email protected].