Skip to main content

This job has expired

Occupational Therapy Development Lead

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

View more

Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Eastbourne District General Hospital

We are looking for a development lead occupational therapist. This is an exciting opportunity that will support the professional development of the OT workforce across the trust. Although this role sits within our acute services the post holder will work across the wider occupational therapy profession in the Community Health and Integrated Care division at ESHT. The role will focus on the clinical, education, service development and leadership opportunities for the wider OT workforce and to raise the profile of occupational therapy across the trust. For example by looking at induction processes, training and education, competency development, monitoring and supporting supervision process and learning needs.

We have a large occupational therapy team with both registered and non registered staff as well as apprentices. Alongside another part time development lead OT, the post holder will oversee the AHP preceptorship programme and our specific OT education offer for newly qualified therapists, international recruits, as well as support students, apprentices, and support workers.

We offer regular supervision and training opportunities for professional developments. The post holder work closely with the other AHP development leads and professional leads.

Main duties of the job

To lead on the provision of competency based assessment, teaching, education and supervision programmes

To support Professional Lead OT with governance regarding the Integrated Community Equipment Service

To design and deliver training programmes.

To lead on and coordinate the professional band forums

To represent OT in the development and delivery of the AHP preceptorship programme.

To demonstrate clinical excellence and act as a clinical expert and advisor for Occupational Therapists.

To create and maintain positive working relationships within the teams whilst monitoring and appraising performance.

To promote an Interprofessional learning Environment

To support the monitoring of standards of care/support and to assist in the development of responsive and innovative practice

To be responsible for own professional development.

To contribute to national and local health promotion initiatives as appropriate, bringing local services to local people.

To create a dynamic environment conducive to learning and the professional development of staff and students including overseeing the development and maintenance of learning resources and materials.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Professions Council Registered
  • Evidence of postgraduate development
  • Evidence of planning and policy development around education and practice
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent experience in practice


  • Qualification in education
  • Leadership qualification/ training



  • Post-qualification experience working within the NHS or Adult Social Care within community rehabilitation or reablement
  • Experience as student Practice Educator
  • Experience of supervision and appraising staff
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working


  • Experience within acute and community settings
  • Experience of Service Development

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust




TN21 2UD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert