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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester or Clacton CO15 1JA
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time
Due to current post holders promotion secondment, and review of skill mix, we are pleased to offer the opportunity of a secondment and/ or fixed term contract opportunity within North Essex.

This post is clinical lead Occupational Therapist role based within either Colchester team based within Herrick House, or within the Tendring team within Reunion House, Clacton. This allows the opportunity for the successful post holder to develop leadership and clinical skills working with the broader multi-disciplinary team within the relevant locality base, with specific responsibility for the Occupational Therapy staff and provision of Occupational Therapy interventions.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as a clinical lead within the locality based mental health team (Colchester or Clacton), with direct responsibility for the Occupational Therapy team. As a senior practitioner they will support the delivery of services within the wider team as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will have the opportunity to utilise clinical skills as they contribute directly with the management of people with complex care needs, and leadership skills providing supervision and shaping the delivery of services.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more detail.

Leading on the Occupational Therapy service delivery within the locality team.

Senior lead responsibility within the wider MDT.

Person Specification



  • OT degree/Diploma
  • HCPC registration


  • Leadership training



  • Working with those with Mental Health Problems
  • Use of a variety of therapeutic interventions


  • Working within community delivery of MH



  • Responsibility within the workplace for development/delivery of new initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Herrick House / Reunion House

35 East Stockwell Street 35 Jackson Road

Colchester or Clacton CO15 1JA


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