Our People

Working with us in whatever capacity, means being a part of one big team. We think our colleagues are fantastic and are the real driving force behind making us such a great place to work, which is why we love to celebrate them at every opportunity. We also love to reward them for choosing to grow their career with us, so we ensure that all doors remain open for progression and colleagues are given the chance to develop their skills, learn new ones, and take on extra responsibility when they’re ready to try a different challenge. Sounds pretty great, right? We think so and we know you will too!

Here we take pride in caring for our colleagues as well as our patients. We recognise that working in a busy environment requires help with a healthy work-life balance, support for family life and deserves financial security for when you’re ready to retire; we also believe in

ensuring that our staff get the chance to reach their full potential when working with us, which is why we open lots of doors for career progression once you join our team. With us, the sky truly is the limit!

Working in a busy, constantly challenging environment is enough to take its toll on anybody, but when you work in healthcare, it’s vitally important that you are well-looked after and supported so that standards of care and patients are never negatively affected.

There’s no doubt about it, we love our colleagues and can’t thank them enough for being life-saving heroes daily, whether they’re on the frontline or working behind the scenes, each member of our nearly 10,000-strong organisation plays an integral part in keeping our hospitals running successfully for our community.

So how do we ensure that they’re supported when times get tough, can confidently speak their minds and share their thoughts, and feel secure in their abilities to provide excellent care with compassion?

Well, we have integrated our very own Health & Wellbeing team and centre into our organisation, who work hard to implement fantastic initiatives for physical and mental wellbeing year-round, help managers provide appropriate advice,encourage staff to take part in national health campaigns, and bring amazing activities to staff onsite to provide accessible ways of unwinding and exercising.

Ultimately, we wouldn’t be where we are without our resilient workforce, which is why involving them so heavily in how our organisation runs and ensuring that they never feel unhappy coming to work is one of our top priorities.

Our People Plan

Our People Plan, sets out our vision for creating a great place to work at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This strategy responds to what our colleagues told us they value and expect from us. It sets out the steps we will take to improve the experience of work for all colleagues, how we plan to influence the tone in the organisation through evolving the culture we wish to foster to enable everyone to achieve, feel engaged and able to deliver our organisational vision and ambitions.

Our ambitious strategic aims are:
  • To attract, recruit and resource
  • To be inclusive and supportive
  • To be well led
  • To deliver a responsive, future focused and enabling service
  • To create a positive organisational culture
  • To engage, retain, reward and recognise

This role will lead the teams who do all the above, supporting our employees at every stage of the colleague lifecycle.