A collaboration of the following Mental Health Trusts
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day
13th January 2022 – Thursday 09.00 am – 5.00 pm - BST

Registration is required for this event

About us

Welcome to our virtual recruitment event. We are a collective of NHS Trusts that provide mental health, learning disability and social care services across Yorkshire.

We are:

  • Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Our event aims to provide you with all the information you need to start a meaningful career in one of our wide-ranging roles where you will make a real difference in our communities. You will also have the opportunity to find out about some of the partner organisations we work with in the health and care sector who also have a range of roles and opportunities available.

Registration for this event is required. Register Now

About our virtual recruitment day

To find out more about the exciting opportunities we have on offer and to take part in our Virtual Recruitment Day all you need is an internet connection and a mobile, tablet or computer device.

You will be able to speak to the recruiting managers and some of our current staff from all of our organisations about the roles we have on offer as well as find out more about the benefits and support available when working within the NHS. Roles are available in both health and care roles and our administrative and support functions. Advice will also be available on college and university courses, career pathways including apprenticeship routes to set you on the path to success.

Throughout the day there will be a range of guest speakers covering a variety of topics so don’t forget to check out the virtual auditorium. All of our content will be available to view online for up to 30 days after the event, so don’t worry if you can’t make it. Register now for access to the event.

The recruitment day will be held on the VFairs platform which has a range of interactive functions. To find out more and what to expect on the day watch this video:



Confirmed Pre record video

Welcome – Who we are?

Mark Brooks - Auli



Step Into Health – NHS Employers

Lucy Aleksic, Programme Lead


A day in the life of an apprentice HCSW @L&Y

Chelsea SHOWELL, Support Manager Specialised Supported Living Service L&Y



Pre record

Apprenticeships within the NHS

NHS England - video


Live Confirmed

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Lesley Butterworth – YAS



Live - Confirmed

Jane Milner – SWYT volunteering -make a difference

Milner Jane, SWYT

Invite jane to chat on swyt stand




The Princes Trust – how to get involved

Live confirmed

University of Leeds –Mental Health Nursing Courses

Mark Patterson


Emily Hollas



Live Confirmed

Volunteering L&Y

Christine HEATH, Voluntary Services Manager L&YP




How do we support colleague Wellbeing?

Alex Cowman, Head of Wellbeing, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


07977 327618

Learning Disability Nursing – What is it? How can I study it at University?

Liz Greenough



Confirmed Live

Freedom to Speak up guardians at SWYT / York’s and Humber NHS

Estelle Myers, Chair Yorkshire and Humber FTSUG & Joe Cohen FTSUG at LTH



Confirmed Live

NHS Cadets, Volunteer to Career, Volunteering in the Community, and Volunteering to support recovery

Catherine Jowitt, Head of Charity and Volunteering BDCT



Frequently asked questions

Yes, you will need to enter your name and email address to enjoy all West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Collaborative Recruitment Day features.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 90 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a Cart for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online Cart in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with colleagues and friends by simply entering their email.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.