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Third sector representative on the Leeds Provider Network

An opportunity has come up to be the Rep and the Deputy Rep for the third sector place on the Leeds Provider Network.

Leeds Provider Network

The Health and Social Care Provider Network has been established following publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View.  The purpose of the Network is to consider how local provider organisations respond to the proposals of the Five Year Forward View, working closely with other partners/key stakeholders.

Members represent: Local Medical Committee, Third Sector, GP Provider representatives from across each of the Clinical Commissioning Group footprints, Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds Adult Social Care

Chair of the Network

The Chair of the Network is the Director, Leeds Adult Social Care. The Network reports to the Leeds Health and Care Partnership Executive Group.

This is the group of Chief Executives and accountable officers from each of the key organisations in Leeds that are going to try and make the changes needed in the health and social care system in the city.

They are: Leeds City Council (public health, adult social care and children’s services), Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (West; North; and South and East), Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare.


To attend the meetings and speak on behalf of the third sector, to be the link between the network and not for profit organisations.

Members are asked:

  • To understand the strategic context for health and social care in Leeds and the issues facing third sector organisations delivering health and social care outcomes in Leeds
  • To share good practice and evidence
  • Feedback and seek views from Forum Central membership

We are looking for one representative and one deputy.


  • Strategic thinking and decision making
  • Public speaking
  • Developing strategic relationships and partnership working for the third sector

 Time commitment

 Attend six-weekly meetings

  • Attend regular Forum Central Leadership network
  • Meet regularly for ongoing support from the Forum Central team
  • Reading time

 Support to the role

The role will be supported by the Forum Central team who will provide:

  • Knowledge, information and advice about third sector health and social care activities in Leeds
  • Links and introductions to Forum Central membership and wider partnerships
  • Secretariat and administrative support
  • Briefings before meetings and on key issues
  • Induction which will address any training and development needs


To be eligible, applicants should be a Chief Executive, a Chair, a Trustee or in a senior management position, of an organisation that belongs to Forum Central membership or are members of Young Lives Leeds, delivering health and social care outcomes in Leeds. You must be available for the majority of the meeting dates (below).

Meetings take place Friday between 12 noon and 2 pm

 Friday, 28th October 2016, Friday, 9th December 2016, Friday, 20th January 2017, Friday, 10th March 2017, Friday, 21st April 2017.

Recruitment process

Interested parties are asked to express an interest by email, explaining what skills and experience you would bring to the role.

 Deadline: 5pm 16 September 2016

 For questions and to submit and expression of interest please contact: Rachel Cooper, Forum Central, Leeds Older People’s Forum, / 0113 244 1697.


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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.