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Job summary

Main area
Clinical services
Voluntary: 60 days (Up to 60 days)
  • Part time
  • Other
10 hours per week (Variable)
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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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20/05/2024 23:59

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Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust logo

Return to Practice Placement – Allied Health Professions


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Job overview

We offer voluntary clinical placement opportunities across our mental health and learning disability services. Applicant preferences will be taken into account. Overall we want to ensure we offer you a quality return to practice placement that will provide a broad range of learning opportunities for any AHP looking to pursue a career with Leeds and York Partnership Trust. Once your application has been reviewed, there will be an opportunity to have a career discussion with one of our AHP leads to plan your placement.


If you’ve been out of practice more than 2 years and are looking to return to clinical practice, you’ll need to spend a little time updating your knowledge and skills. First and foremost you will need to make sure you’re registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Main duties of the job

0-2 years out of practice

There’s no need to update your knowledge and skills. As long as you’re registered with the HCPC you can apply for a vacancy on NHS Jobs straight away.

2-5 years out of practice

You’ll need to spend 30 days (or 210 hours) updating your knowledge and skills (private study can't 

account for more than 50% of your time). You’ll then need to re-register with the HCPC

5+ years out of practice

You’ll need to spend 60 days (or 420 hours) updating your knowledge and skills (private study can't account for more than 50% of your time). You’ll then need to re-register with the HCPC

Working for our organisation

As an employer we are committed to the development of our Allied Health Profession Workforce and want to widen access and participation to opportunities for people who are passionate about an AHP career in healthcare. Importantly, we want to ensure we champion diversity and inclusion whilst doing so. With this in mind, and as part of a wider strategy to improve healthcare career opportunities for disadvantaged groups, we would particularly welcome applicants whose identity includes protected characteristics.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We have a Workforce Race Equality Network committed to implementing the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standards and welcomes staff members from all racial backgrounds who commit to the work and goals of the WREN. We also have the Rainbow Alliance which is an LGBT+ network that was established to challenge the inequalities experienced by staff and service users. There is also our DaWN network who are focussed on delivering on the national Workforce Disability Equality Standards.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Previous Registration with HCPC

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyWhite RibbonAge positiveInvestors in People: GoldImproving working livesArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kate Ward
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Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
07957 378 943
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