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New Director of Workforce for Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust will welcome a new Director of Workforce and Organisational Development following a successful recruitment campaign.

Angela Wilkinson will officially join the Trust in November 2018. She is currently acting Director of Workforce at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and brings a wealth of experience and skills to the role.

The selection process included a presentation to a number of colleagues from across the Trust, a focus group discussion and a full interview.

The role includes strategic and operational human resources leadership for the Trust and supporting the Board of Directors in decisions in respect of workforce policy, planning and organisational development.

Angela said: “It is a privilege to be joining the team at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and to have the opportunity to continue the progress the Trust has made in recognising the importance of its workforce in delivering excellent care.”

The position became vacant following Phillip Marshall, long-standing Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at the Trust, moving on to pastures new.

Dr Ros Tolcher, Trust Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint someone of Angela’s calibre and experience. There has never been a more important time to show leadership in matters affecting workforce and organisational development and the whole Executive Team is looking forward to Angela joining the Trust.”

“Angela impressed us with her strong personal values aligned to those of the Trust, her focus on patients and her deep understanding of the issues facing our local system.

“I would also like to say thank you to Phillip Marshall, who after 12 years with left us earlier in September. Phillip has been such as inspirational colleague who has overseen many positive workforce developments at the Trust. He is also recognised nationally as an expert in his profession, only last year winning the prestigious Healthcare People Management Association HR Director of the Year award. We will all miss him as a great colleague.”

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