Touchstone has partnered with the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership to address and improve the workforce diversity and inclusion in three mental health trusts in West Yorkshire:
  • Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust
  • South-West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust
  • Bradford District Care Foundation Trust.

The overarching aim of the project is to support people from all backgrounds into roles with these trusts.

The project has three key parts:

  1. We work with the Trusts to review recruitment and retention processes to make them more accessible and inclusive. This involves addressing barriers and suggesting improvements in areas, like application forms, interviews, digital inclusion, and reasonable adjustments. To make these changes, we draw from Touchstone’s experience in creating inclusive employment processes and feedback from applicants.
  2. We offer one-to-one employment support. We support people from groups that are under-represented in the NHS workforce. We aim to help people find suitable roles, write applications, and prepare for interviews. We also support people to share any adjustments they may need e.g. around any disabilities, mental health conditions, or language needs they have.
  3. We also host virtual, and in-person NHS inclusive recruitment events. Our aim for these events is to support people from all backgrounds into roles with the three mental health NHS Trusts.

Take a look below to find out more about our inclusive recruitment events.

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Our Inclusive Job Fairs

In Person Job Fairs

We are running in-person healthcare recruitment events across West Yorkshire. Come along to:

  • Find out more about jobs available in the three local NHS Mental Health Trusts and Touchstone.
  • Speak with staff about what it’s like to work in mental health.
  • Get support from our Employment Support team with applications, interviews, reasonable adjustments, and much more!

Our next event is at Leeds Kirkgate Market, December 7th,  September 6th, 11am-3pm, with a quieter hour 2-3pm for those who experience sensory overload.

Online Job Fairs

We know that not everyone will be able to come along to our in-person events so we are running online job fairs too! Come along to:

  • Find out more about jobs in the three local NHS Mental Health Trusts and Touchstone.
  • Attend webinars delivered by professionals from a range of health and care fields and find out what it’s like to work in mental health for the trusts and Touchstone.
  • Learn about support available from the Trusts for their staff, especially those from under-represented groups or with personal experience of mental ill-health.

Our next event is on 23rd November, 9.45am-4.30pm. Click on the link above to register and find out more!

Leaflets and Information

Our Team

Emilie Akselsen
Emilie AkselsenRecruitment and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Ruth Armitage
Ruth ArmitageRecruitment and Inclusion Officer