Make a difference with nursing at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and join an excellent team of over 1,360 nursing staff.

Our vision is to provide outstanding services as an employer of choice, so we hope you’ll choose to work with us. One of the many things that make us attractive to people is the truly diverse range of services we provide. We’re a specialist mental health and learning disability trust. We’re also a learning and teaching organisation with a solid commitment to research, development and progression.


In 2018 we published our Nursing Strategy. It sets out how we strive to provide the best quality of experience for our service users and our commitments over the next three years to support our nurses. Our nursing workforce continues to grow and develop. We embrace those who are following apprentice pathways or are taking up the associate practitioner and nursing associate roles and the more established roles of registered nurses.

Read our Nursing Strategy.>

Director of Nursing Cathy Woffendin discussing our Nursing Strategy

Working at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

We are proud of our nursing staff, and we also aspire to be a learning organisation. Our commitment to learning requires us to invest and strengthen our research and development pathways for nursing.

Training and Development Opportunities

  • A highly regarded preceptorship programme – find out more about it here.
  • Access to our renowned Andrew Sims education centre
  • Access to nursing conferences
  • The Mary Seacole leadership programme
  • Nurse rotation opportunities
  • Support for NMC revalidation
  • Clinical supervision
  • A complete package of leadership, management and compulsory training keeping you up to date and safe at work – find out more here.


Nurses are the bedrock of our Trust, working with people, so they feel safe, cared for and respected. We have a strong foundation of excellent staff equipped to meet the ever-changing and exciting challenge of providing care in the future. To keep pace, we must be active in new ways of working, drive innovation, and exercise our influence to ensure that we continue to provide safe and effective care to the communities we serve. We based our nursing strategy on several essential drivers. It has been created with our nursing staff, considering what nursing means to them and what makes them proud to nurse.

Hear from some of our nursing staff

Return to Nursing

Nurse holding a picture "We are returning nurses we are the NHS"

Previously worked for the NHS? Want to come back and be part of a passionate team and make a difference with us? We offer routes so you can rejoin nursing. No matter how long you have been away, we can support you to get back to doing what you love. Readmission back into nursing is easy. If you have recent experience, you may be able to re-register with the NMC without doing a course or a test. If you have been out of nursing for a more extended period, you can update your knowledge with a Test of Competence. We also offer support for those looking to take a return to practice course. Find out more below: