Lead Occupational Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, well-motivated and knowledgeable individual to lead an established Occupational Therapy team working across adult learning disability services. The team provides specialist OT assessment and interventions for adults with a learning disability in both an inpatient and community settings.

The successful applicant will have excellent engagement skills and be proactive in working with people who may have complex needs. They will be expected to make complex decisions, have good risk management skills and set a positive example to the wider team. They will provide leadership supervision, support and annual appraisal to the OT staff group a to ensure safe, effective, and responsive care is delivered. They will work with all stakeholders to contribute to learning and development of OT staff. They will also work closely with their professional lead peers, the CTLD team leader and senior leadership team.

The applicant will have demonstrable experience of working with individuals with complex needs and strong evidence of clinical professional development. They will share knowledge and skills with the team and wider service, and also be keen to learn from others. They will manage a caseload of individuals with a learning disability including those with complex needs, using evidenced based /person centred principles.

***Please note that 12 months secondment to the post will also be considered for the right applicant***

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to provide effective holistic Occupational Therapy assessment and consultation at an advanced level of practice to enable people to develop functional abilities, and occupational functioning.

They will be responsible for clinical leadership of the occupational therapy team within learning disability services.

The candidate will be able to evidence project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrate a high level of communication, planning and abilities that can positively influence others, playing a crucial role in the development and review of the service.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website humber.nhs.uk/Services

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical leadership of the occupational therapy team within learning disability services.

Working closely with other services and stakeholders.

Complex caseload management

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to relevant clinical and service area
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical occupational therapy practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area


  • Advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and audits within identified clinical area.
  • Detailed understanding of all current legislation



  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Leadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice


  • Demonstrable experience of working in the specific field where the post is held
  • Proven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced/expert level



  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Educated to Master's Level or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experiential learning/experience
  • Demonstrable experience of supervising occupational therapy students


  • Advanced/expert clinical qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Townend Court

Cottingham Road



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