Why Work for Us
We are a forward thinking, innovative employer, who is passionate about mental health & wellbeing services.
The highest priority for our Trust is to continue to improve the quality of care we provide for our patients. We are developing in partnership with local health care commissioners and providers plans to modernise and innovate the way our services are delivered for the future. We aspire to deliver new models of care which are fit for purpose and best meet the needs of our communities whilst continuing to provide excellent quality of care to our patients.
LCFT services are within easy reach of the Lake District, Forest of Bowland, Blackpool, Southport and the Yorkshire Moors, as well as the historic cities of Lancaster, Manchester, Preston, Liverpool and the market towns of Garstang, Chorley and Bury. The M6, M60, M61, M65 and M55 motorways bring 50% of the UK's population within a 2 hour drive. Manchester and Liverpool airports are all within easy reach.
Blackpool, situated on the West coast of England is easily accessible by road, rail or air. There are highly desirable residential areas throughout the Fylde Coast area and rural Wyre, with excellent schooling facilities within easy reach of the units.
Proud Preston at the heart of Lancashire is the administrative capital of Lancashire set against a backdrop of countryside rich in heritage. The town has also become the retail, commercial and cultural centre for Lancashire and exhibits a buoyant and vibrant town centre. Close at hand, however, lies an impressive countryside such as the verdant Ribble Valley and the upland moors of the dramatic and beautiful Forest of Bowland and Beacon Fell Country Park.
Clear Roles and Responsibilities
We ensure that all jobs are supported by a robust role outline; highlighting the knowledge and skills required to undertake the role effectively. We provide all employees with the opportunity to receive local and corporate induction. This means that as an employee, you can be clear about the objectives and vision of the organisation, the requirements of your role, and how you can make a difference to patients/clients, the public, colleagues and communities.
Personal, Professional and Career Development
Through the Performance Development Review process, including the agreement of an individual Personal Development Plan, employees are supported in identifying and realising personal and professional learning and development needs.
We are continuously extending the range of opportunities available to enable our employees' professional and personal growth, and those who wish to pursue training and qualifications that will benefit their effectiveness in their role and their career prospects will be supported.
Temporary Staffing Bank
We have a large, successful Temporary Staffing Bank which provides temporary cover to our services as and when required.
Temporary Staffing Bank workers are recruited to NHS standards and have the opportunity to undertake training and personal development.