Forensic Recovery College Lead

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Forensic Occupational Therapy team has been cited for their good practice in leading an 'Exceptional' Seven Day Therapies Programme, Smoke Free Strategy, Wellbeing Strategy, Food Strategy and Forensic Recovery College (April 2017). The Forensic Directorate are seeking a Band 6 Forensic Recovery College Lead from an Occupational Therapy background.

The post holder will be a highly valued member of the multi-professional team, involved in the ongoing development of the Forensic Recovery College, building on the success of this clinical innovation in the Bracton Centre and Memorial Hospital. You will be provided with opportunities to participate in projects both within the Forensic Directorate and the South London Partnership. Support, supervision, and training will be provided by the Forensic Occupational Therapy team.

Main duties of the job

  • Lead on delivery of the Forensic Recovery College with South London Partnership and non-statutory organisations
  • Work with local third sector led Recovery Colleges to link with students in their recovery journey
  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team to support students to access Recovery Colleges in the community
  • Embed the Recovery College ethos into the Forensic Directorate
  • Play an active role in the South London Partnership Forensic Recovery Colleges
  • Lead on the audit and evaluation of the Forensic Recovery College using outcome measures
  • Be part of the Seven Day Therapies Programme to work on average one in four weekends, either a Saturday or Sunday on a rota basis.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage a clinical caseload with service users who require support to access the Forensic Recovery College
  • To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • To provide assessment and interventions via individual and course work related to the Forensic Recovery College
  • To lead on the service development with the Forensic Recovery College
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior colleagues and OT students on fieldwork placement
  • Contribute to and carry out risk assessment and risk management plans
  • To work independently without direct supervision
  • Develop psychosocial learning
  • To support students to access the Forensic Recovery College
  • To ensure that up to date electronic and written records are maintained in accordance with Professional and Trust standards
  • To attend all relevant mandatory training as directed by the Trust
  • To contribute to CPD through participation in internal and external training and other development opportunities
  • To maintain and update a CPD portfolio
  • To contribute to the teams clinical governance and quality agenda
  • To ensure practice is evidence based
  • To demonstrate understanding and application of national guidelines and legislation relating to mental health & social care provision
  • Observe and apply Health and Safety regulations
  • To always apply risk management procedures
  • To promote and facilitate offender involvement in own clinical area
  • To participate in the development of the Recovery College within own clinical area

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in OT
  • UK HCPC Registration



  • Significant clinical experience in Forensic and / or Mental Health setting



  • Demonstrate evidence of leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


The Bracton Centre

Bracton Lane



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