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Community Occupational Therapy Lead - Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an innovative and forward-thinking Occupational Therapist with a broad spectrum of practice experience to share, and looking for the next step in your career?

We are seeking to recruit a highly experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Leadership team in Cheltenham ICT

Due to some internal job moves, for the first 12 months or so, you will be supporting teams in North and South Cotswolds. This will be reviewed towards the end of the 12 month period, with the potential to move to covering South Cotswolds or staying with the existing arrangement.

Main duties of the job

Your focus will be on operational and professional leadership, governance, support and development for Occupational Therapists working within the Integrated Community Teams (ICTs). You will join an established, highly experienced peer group of professionals covering community nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and reablement.

Working as part of the multidisciplinary community-based team the successful candidate will be passionate about the role of Occupational Therapy and how we can support people in their own homes - ranging from rapid assessment to prevent hospital admission, through to provision of therapy for Home First/Reablement and assessment for long term adaptations through the disabled facilities grant processes.

In collaboration with colleagues, you will be responsible for service developments using a quality improvement approach and through making links across other services and organisations.

You will receive regular supervision and be working as part of a supportive team.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Current registration with HCPC
  • An Occupational Therapy degree (level 6) (or diploma equivalent)
  • Able to demonstrate equivalent relevant clinical /managerial/leadership experience.


  • Hold a recognised teaching and assessment/ mentoring qualification



  • Extensive post registration experience in the requisite discipline

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham Integrated Community Teams

Independent Living Centre, Village Road


GL51 0BY

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