Welcome to your future at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We employ around 3,000 staff, and every year we have contact with over 25,000 service users. Our vision is to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice. Our ambition is to support our service users and carers, our staff and the communities we serve to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We need people like you to help us achieve our goals, live our lives free from stigma and discrimination, and improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and mental ill-health.


Putting your principles, passions and behaviours at the centre of our recruitment.

At LYPFT, we strive to provide high-quality mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice.

We can only achieve this by putting our staff and the people using our services at the centre of everything we do. This starts with the people we employ. We recruit based on values and believe lived experience is an advantage. We look for potential, not perfection, and this means that together, we are as diverse as the communities we care for.

Simply put, we seek out people who care, act with integrity and have the right skills. We want to add to our incredible staff, students and volunteers who share these principles, with people like you, who find empathy comes easily and who treat everyone with respect without thinking. Only when we know this reflects you do we check your skills and experience to find you the perfect role.

By recruiting in this way, not only can we give more people the opportunity to help those living with mental health challenges, learning disabilities and neurodiversity, but we can also help more people use their natural strengths to feel purposeful, happy and valued in every aspect of their role at LYPFT.

If you want to know more about our ambitions as a trust, take a look at our strategy.

We perform well against local and national targets and in our most recent CQC inspection, 85% of our services were rated good or outstanding.

As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching, research and development >.

You can read much more about us in our most recent annual review which is available on our publications page >.

However, if you’d like to talk to us about opportunities to work here that might not currently be advertised then please get in touch.

Get in touch

If you’re interested in a particular speciality or would like to contact one of our services directly, you can find out more about what services we offer and how to get in touch with them on our services pages. Alternatively, call our switchboard on 0113 85 55000 and ask to be put through to the area you are interested in.

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