Executive Recruitment

About Us

We are a NHS foundation trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.  We also provide medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber (area covered by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Sheffield City Council, Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Leeds City Council).

Over 1 million people live in the communities of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield from a range of diverse backgrounds.  We aim to match the community’s needs by providing personalised care that puts the person first and in the centre.

We work with other local NHS organisations, local authorities, government departments and voluntary organisations to provide high quality health care to people in our area. Working in partnership is very important to us as it enables us and our partners to provide more efficient, streamlined care that truly meets the needs of local people.

Working in partnership also means working with the members of our foundation trust, who can have a say in how we run the Trust and how they wish our services to be developed.  Over 9,000 local people have joined us as members, and our staff are members too.

We are committed to helping join up care wherever possible. We are an integral partner in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, and a leading partner in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Collaborative. We are also members of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System, driving forward collaborative working in areas such as stroke services, ASD/ADHD, CAMHS and employment.

We’re involved in provider alliances across Kirklees and Wakefield, the Wakefield Integrated Care Partnership, the Wakefield Mental Health Alliance, and with Calderdale Cares. In South Yorkshire we are also leading members of the provider alliance and integrated care partnership, committed to joining up care for the people of Barnsley.

To provide the flexible, individually tailored care that local people have told us they want, we work from a variety of sites as well as with people in their own homes.  98% of our services are community-based and are well supported by inpatient services for when people need care or assessment in a hospital setting.

The Trust, which was first established in 2002, now employs around 4,100 staff, in both clinical and non-clinical support services, and has a turnover of over £220 million.