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Wayne Colthirst

Wayne Colthirst

Senior Programme Lead - NHS Executive Search PROFILE

Wayne joined the NHS Leadership Academy in September 2014 after ten years in the private sector recruiting to senior leadership roles across the Education Sector and Local Authorities. 
After being approached by a FTE 100 Company to create their leadership offer and brand in 2011 Wayne brought the offer to market establishing values led search and selection service to the Education Sector.
He also led project teams across Local Authorities where he has been responsible for recruiting large teams of school improvement staff. This involved recruiting Permanent and Interim Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Directors of Children’s Services.
Prior to this he spent ten years recruiting to senior management, operational and presenter roles across the BBC as Regional Recruitment Manager for the North of England.  He has also held HR and Recruitment roles within the water industry.
Wayne is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  He is BPS level A & B qualified and authorised to administer and interpret a wide range of psychometric assessment tools. He also trained to be a coach through an ICF-approved training company and provides one-to-one career coaching to senior leaders within the NHS focussed on maximising career potential, overcoming barriers to progression, and exploring how to make meaningful change happen.

Wayne is also a member of The Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust