Bath, Bath and North East Somerset
£38,890 - £44,503 per year Band 7 NHS Agenda for Change
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that develops new products and provides innovative services which deliver greater choice for disabled people. We are a creative and inspiring team, operating with the freedom to explore and deliver exciting new ways of working, beyond statutory provision.

We’re seeking a Lead Occupational Therapist to provide clinical leadership for Designability, with responsibility for the delivery of therapy services, as well as leading and contributing to research projects, and providing knowledge and insight to product development projects.

You will have:

  • Experience of managing occupational therapy service delivery, understanding and meeting client expectations.
  • Clinical knowledge of a wide range of disabilities with both theoretical and practical experience.
  • Experience of leading and supporting innovation and change.
  • Experience of leading quality improvement and service developments.

The number of disabled people in the UK is growing each year and our products are
now needed more than ever. We deliver choice by involving disabled people across
our organisation and throughout the design process to create innovative product solutions not available elsewhere.

You will be joining a small team which includes mechanical and electronics engineers, workshop technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers, researchers and administrators. Our team is led by strong values: we are creative, inclusive and practical, with our vision being to create a future where every person with a disability has the products they want to live the life they choose.

Designability is in a strong financial position, with healthy reserves to support our ambitious plans to expand our charitable operations.

Designability was recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For 2020’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath Jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath’s human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University.

There is one position available however we are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, all applications will receive a response.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

Refreshed on: 09 October 2020
Closed date: 30 October 2020
Tags: Senior Management

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.