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Clinical Lead

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
A very rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Lead Occupational therapist to join our Care Community Teams within the Neighbourhood Based Care Group, working across Western Cheshire.

This is a split role with the successful candidate being expected to carry a clinical caseload within one of our Care Community Teams, and also a leadership aspect, providing clinical leadership and support to our Occupational therapists across our teams and providing advice and expertise to our Care Community and Service Managers to support the development of our services.

We are looking for an experienced and well motivated Occupational therapist with excellent communication, organisation and leadership skills who has previous community experience to join our multidisciplinary teams.

As the role involves the assessment and treatment of patient's within their own home, access to transport for work purposes is essential.

This post is part time - 30 hours per week.

**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

Main duties of the job

Providing expert assessment and treatment of patients within their own environment using a broad range of therapeutic assessment techniques.

To carry a varied clinical caseload and provide person centred care.

The supervision of junior staff and students.

To provide leadership to Occupational therapists working across all teams.

To provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to colleagues and Team Managers

To support and lead on quality improvement and represent CWP in appropriate internal and external forums

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Silver' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy/ Occupational therapy
  • Hold or be working towards Master's degree in specialist area or evidence of relevant specialised, validated postgraduate courses/CPD at Masters level
  • H.C.P.C registered and eligible for professional body membership.


  • Leadership qualification

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Specialist knowledge of provision of services in local economy
  • Specialist knowledge in Physiotherapy/ occupational therapy
  • Extensive knowledge of therapy assessment and treatment skills
  • Knowledge of national & Local legislation
  • Manual handling knowledge
  • Documented evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Ability to travel around geographical area of the trust.
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Professional standard of the CSP or RCOT and the HPC
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use computer software


  • Development of patient pathway
  • Member and involvement in Special interest group



  • Has proven experience and ability to work at post grad level.
  • Clinical experience in a range of community/hospital service settings
  • Experience of organising and leading others
  • Research and audit experience
  • Staff appraisal/supervision /recruitment


  • Physio specific: ? Management of the breathless patient

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


3rd Floor Fountains Building

Delamere Street



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