The Recruitment Department is part of the wider Resourcing Team, within the Human Resources Directorate at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
We are a small but friendly team of 7 people, committed to recruiting the best possible people to the many different positions, staff groups and departments within our organisation. We use our expert knowledge to ensure that the Trust continues to recruit its staff in the most effective and safest ways possible, while making itself attractive to a broad spectrum of applicants.
Lydia Larcum (Recruitment and Resourcing Manager): Lydia joined the Trust in 2007 from a retail background. Her first appointment was as Assistant Recruitment Manager, before becoming Recruitment Manager in 2009. More recently, Lydia has taken up a role providing management support to the wider resourcing function, which encompasses development of the Trust's recruitment strategy.
Will Thornton (Assistant Recruitment Manager): Will became part of the Team in 2008 after leaving a customer service role in the railway industry, initially joining as a Recruitment Assistant, before moving into Admin Team Leader, Recruitment Officer and, more recently, Assistant Recruitment Manager roles. In his current role, Will manages the day-to-day running of the recruitment service.
Lina Rudzeviciene (Recruitment Officer): Having previously worked in HR and general management roles, Lina joined the team in 2007, initially as Recruitment Adviser, before taking up the role of Recruitment Officer in 2010. Lina's current role combines work on operational recruitment matters and the operational elements of established recruitment projects.
Amanda Smith (Recruitment Assistant): Like her colleague Sue Ashton, Amanda joined the team as part of its expansion in 2011. Amanda came to the team having also worked in recruitment previously; Amanda's experience has been in the public sector. In 2012, Amanda was appointed to a Senior Recruitment Assistant role which supports the co-ordination of central recruitment campaigns, apprentice recruitment, work experience and work with schools.
David Ferguson (Volunteer & Fundraising Administrator): Dave began life at the Trust as a Recruitment Assistant in 2009, after a period spent working abroad. In May 2011, Dave was appointed to a shared role involving work in both the Fundraising and Recruitment departments. You will find Dave in a dedicated public-facing facility off the Main Corridor of the Hospital between junctions 3 and 4.
Sue Ashton (Recruitment Assistant): Sue joined the Recruitment Team in June, joining at the same time as her colleague Amanda after the Trust took over responsibility for recruitment to community services vacancies. Sue previously worked in recruitment in the private sector.
Richard Prodger (Recruitment Assistant): Richard was appointed as a Recruitment Assistant after successful completion of an Admin Apprentice role between February and August. Richard's apprenticeship programme involved work-based learning in the Recruitment department, and also for half-a-day-a-week at York College, and equipped him with the skills, experience and qualifications to make him the ideal candidate for this position.
Chloe Phillips (Senior Recruitment Assistant - Medical Recruitment): Chloe is one of a number of the Trust's apprentice success stories. Having completed her training in 2010-11 with the Corporate Learning and Development department, she graduated to a Medical Staffing Assistant role, and was appointed to the Senior Recruitment Assistant role at the start of 2012. Chloe specialises in the co-ordination of all medical recruitment across all grades and specialties, and is the point of contact for all enquiries about medical recruitment.
Vicky Lincoln (Recruitment Assistant): Vicky joined the team in March 2012, coming from a strong background in customer service having previously worked in the retail industry. As part of the Administration Team, Vicky is one of the first points of contact for applicant enquiries.
Matthew Dickinson (Admin Apprentice): Matthew began an intermediate level Business and Administration apprenticeship with us in August 2012. As part of his training, Matthew attends York College for a half-day a week while learning the role of an administrator in a busy recruitment department 'on the job'.