What Our Staff Say
If you want to know what it's like to work at the AHSN, this is what our staff have to say.
I had never heard of the AHSN before I saw my role advertised on LinkedIn so spent a lot of time on the website getting to know what they are and what they do. What I read was about a company invested in its people and keen to support the local community through projects and products that improve quality of life.
What I’ve found since joining is exactly that and it continues every day.
It’s not often you find a company genuinely interested in the people who work there and their whole life welfare but the AHSN really is, and in my role I get the opportunity to support and underpin the amazing work they do by providing structure and governance to all of the projects so they can just get on and deliver to the best of their abilities.
Before joining the AHSN, I’ve had a great journey working across a diverse range of public – NHS, Local Authority and third sector organisations in some extremely interesting and worthwhile areas across health and care.
The AHSN really appealed to me as it is placed at the forefront of innovation working at system, national and international levels across a diverse range of stakeholders within pioneering programmes to transform lives through innovation.
It’s been a great step in my career whilst still holding true to my public sector values of putting people and improving health outcomes at the centre of everything we do.
It’s a great place to work, has a great culture with many opportunities to learn and develop whilst also applying that knowledge on a day to day basis. I find my role fascinating, no two days are the same.
I’m privileged to be able to work with colleagues across health and care systems every day to improve the health and prosperity across our region by unlocking the potential of new ideas.
Interviewing or starting a new role in the middle of a pandemic isn’t the most ideal of situations but my experience of doing both these things at the AHSN was faultless. From the interview, to onboarding and then induction - all the processes had the right balance of information that I felt prepared but not overwhelmed me.
The phased manner in which we were introduced to different generic areas of work (ie PMO, Finance etc…) were helpful and the senior team regularly talk about the importance of looking after yourself whilst working remotely. This is not only reassuring but also shows how much the organisation really cares about everyone working here and reflects the culture and values they talk about.
Bearing in mind I have yet to meet anyone from the organisation in person, the opportunities I have had to connect virtually have made me feel like a part of the team/organisation, and I look forward to the time (if it comes) where I can meet them all face to face as well.
It is a real privilege to work for the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN. I have never worked for an organisation that is so diverse in both the work it delivers and the skills of people that work here.
The organisation is always looking at how it can support the NHS to innovate and continuously improve; and I have been lucky enough to have heard, and be involved in pieces of work, where front line staff have spoke positively about our work.
It's a really great organisation to work for which recognises its staff as individuals and promotes staff wellbeing.
We are a regional team, spread across Yorkshire and Humber, and I always look forward to when we come together as a full team for planning and development sessions.
I had been working with the AHSN in a consultancy capacity, shaping the HR and corporate services functions and working on the office relocation project. When the role of HR Manager came up, I knew it was such an exciting time to join the company as it transformed and adapted to be better able to meet the needs of its commissioners.
I love the passion and enthusiasm of the people who work here and who we work with. Every day you see and hear examples of how the work really makes a difference to people – patients, carers, NHS staff and the wider population – who couldn’t like that?
We also have a great working environment (I know I’m biased but we do), flexibility to work when and where is best to get the job done and, crucially, the ‘tech’ which supports this flexibility.