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About The Role

Job Title: Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hereford
Hours: 30 – additional hours likely to be available on appointment
Salary: HC09 £40,298 - £44,478 per annum including £4,000 MFS
             (currently agreed up to 31/03/2025)
            Part time calculation £32,674 - £36,063 pro rata including MFS
Closing date: 05/12/2023

The role

Herefordshire Council’s Independent Living Service is now recruiting qualified, experienced, HCPC registered Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapists to join our friendly team of Occupational Therapists and OT Assessment & Enablement Officers (OT AEOs). We are seeking motivated, committed individuals with sound working knowledge of community occupational therapy services and social care provision. We offer a range of working benefits and have both full and part time positions available, based within our Independent Living Services Duty and Locality teams.

We are looking for a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist to help us provide statutory & preventative community based occupational therapy services within Herefordshire.

Working within the Independent Living Service alongside Social Care Assessors, you will thrive in cross-agency collaboration, bringing your knowledge and expertise of wide-ranging professional enablement services, adaptive home technology and housing related solutions. 

What will you be doing?

As a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist you will work as part of a wider team with scope to practice with a diverse service user group & within a variety of rural, town, village & city settings. You will have supervisory responsibility for a small group of Occupational Therapy staff and maintain a small case load of complex cases. You will need strong interpersonal, communication & organisational skills and be committed to ongoing staff & service development. 

Due to our wide range of enablement services, we encourage specialism practitioner roles in Moving and Handling, Adaptations, Technology Enabled Living and Equipment and Clinical Lead for our Community Equipment Store. As Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist you will have the duty of dealing with daily referral enquiries, undertaking audits, attendance at regular stakeholder meetings. You will have responsibility for mentoring staff, students and managing performance, maintaining professional, organisational standards and championing key professional specialisms. 

About You

As a Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist you will be:

  • Registered as an Occupational Therapist with HCPC.
  • Hold a Degree or Diploma qualified in Occupational Therapy.
  • Have at least 3 years post qualified experience in Occupational Therapy: of which at least 2 years should be in Adult Social Care.
  • Experienced in undertaking assessments for equipment & technology to increase independence & safety/ decrease dependence upon formal care.
  • Competent in safe patient moving and handling.
  • Experienced in undertaking assessments for complex & non-complex adaptations
  • Have supervisory experience
  • Ability to travel 

Please contact Nicola Carlyle, Deputy Manager Independent Living Services on 01432 260915 or by email: [email protected] for an informal discussion about this role.


We Offer

  • A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
  • Starting Salary of £40,298 - £44,478 pro rota (Including £4,000 Market Forces supplement currently agreed up to 31/03/2025).
  • Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
  • Career progression: clear pathways to progress
  • Annual Leave: 26 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. After five years’ continuous service, this increases to 31 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
  • Flexible working: job-share, part-time hours, hybrid working
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. 

Why Choose Us?

You will probably have heard a lot about how beautiful it is in terms of countryside and open spaces (and it is!) but there is so much more going on here, including world-class cultural assets like the Mappa Mundi, vibrant theatres and a thriving food and drink sector.

One of Herefordshire’s biggest assets is the strong and diverse communities. Our Talk Community approach brings that together supporting people to help themselves, encouraging them to help their communities and identifying how communities can help individuals. Our ambitious transformation programme aims to further build on this to offer an all-age approach. We’re excited about the potential of what we can achieve for the benefit of all residents of Herefordshire, stronger together and building brighter futures.

To find out more about what it’s like to live, work and thrive at Herefordshire Council please visit our dedicated recruitment website: 

Don’t meet all parts of the job description?

Herefordshire Council is committed to strengthening a diverse and inclusive work environment which reflects the communities of Herefordshire.

If you are looking at the next stage of your career and have a broad base of fieldwork experience, we can provide supportive and welcoming opportunities to help you develop your professional, management & supervisory skills. 

Reasonable Adjustments

Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Resourcing. If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please contact the resourcing team by email: [email protected]. 

Creating an inclusive workplace

Employee Network Groups play an important role in strengthening the voices of employees at Herefordshire Council. Embedded in the Council's values is a commitment to listen to people's views and needs.

Employee Network Groups are a collective of colleagues who often share identities, life experiences or cultures and who come together to initiate positive change in their work place. Our groups include: Black and Asian Staff Networking Group, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Climate and Nature Emergency, Diff-abilities and Armed Forces/ Veterans. For more information on our Employee Network Groups please click here.

How to apply

To apply for a position, please upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement demonstrating your experience, skills and abilities for the role. Be sure to include reference to the job description and person specification! If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Resourcing will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
•             Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
•             Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.   

Community Wellbeing is connecting and belonging to the place where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community. 

Stronger Together, Building brighter futures


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