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Lead Community Stroke Occupational Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Manchester Local Care Organization is recruiting a motivated and dynamic Lead Occupational Therapist to work within the Central MLCO, Community Stroke Team

The service provides rehabilitation for adults following a stroke and also input throughout a stroke survivors life as required. Assessment and intervention take place in a variety of settings including patient's home, residential or nursing homes and community clinics and therefore the candidates are required to have the ability to travel across the city to fulfil the role. The successful candidate will provide leadership for highly skilled Occupational Therapists within a multidisciplinary team of professionals. They will be competent to manage a caseload of complex cases and be able to develop and support the Occupational Therapists and wider team.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop leading service delivery, change and staff development. They will be passionate in delivering high quality services and have experience of working as part of larger integrated health and social care system.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as Lead Occupational Therapist for the Community Stroke Team.
  • Supporting team members to deliver on their objectives through offering advice, guidance and support as appropriate with the focus being on delivering a high quality and efficient rehabilitation service to patients of all complexity in a variety of settings.
  • Act autonomously in the management of an adult caseload with a varying degree of complexity and to lead relevant service developments alongside the service lead.
  • To supervise and support staff including band 6 Occupational Therapists by providing appraisals, supervision sessions and peer support and the training of junior staff including students.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • UK driving license and access to a car for work purposes



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant post graduate training


  • Leadership training
  • Clinical educators qualification



  • Relevant post graduate UK experience
  • Experience of leadership
  • Experience of supervising


  • Experience of delivering service change
  • Experience of delivering community based service

Knowledge and skills


  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Knowledge of relevant guidelines
  • Working knowledge of clinical governance


  • Communication skills
  • Experience in audit

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Alexandra Park Health Centre

2 Whitswood Close


M16 7AP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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