Occupational Therapist

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£34,128 - £41,466 per annum
24 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

While many of our residents are flourishing in our borough, others need a little more support – and that is where our Adult Social Care and Public Health team come in.  

Working alongside colleagues in Westminster City Council, we have formed a Bi-Borough partnership which supports the sharing of facilities and expertise – this allows us to provide joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving. 

With both boroughs ranked as having some of the best adult social care services in the country, we intend to maintain these high standards, supporting people to stay close to their communities and homes, and outside of acute and institutional care where it is appropriate.  We help our community to be as independent as possible, and we have a clear focus on early intervention.

If you have the drive, determination and vision to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives, please take a look at our vacancies below. 

The Role:

Ranked as having some of the best Adult Social Care Services in the country, we have a really exciting opportunity here at Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (RBKC), transforming our Adult Social Care Services – Occupational Therapy Service with new approaches and multi-disciplinary team working. Our existing team is looking for additional outstanding candidates with the drive and determination to make this transformation a reality.

If you’re an Occupational Therapist with at least 1 year post qualification experience, we’d be really interested in hearing from you. 

At RBKC we have four important values that guide our work: Putting our communities first; working together; respect and integrity. They are simple to say and powerful to deliver! We are looking for people who share those values to join us – so how about you?

In return, a competitive benefits package is on offer for you to enjoy:

  • Continuous Professional Development (with plenty of opportunities to participate in projects and service development activities)
  • Your own mentor to support your career
  • Competitive holiday allowance and pensionable salary
  • RBKC is a Disability Confident Level 2 employer; Timewise accredited and has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, demonstrating our commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are proud of our service achievements and reputation, so why not consider joining us?

Please refer to the Job Description for more information. 

About You:

The post holder is required to be passionate about improving lives of their customers.

You need to have a minimum of 1- year experience in any area of the OT practice e.g. major adaptations/ moving and handling, to apply for the post. Each post offers an excellent opportunity to grow and develop your career.

Role Requirements:

Good assessment and options analysis skills are required to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the role. You would need to be a keen learner and willing to take up challenges in a ‘change environment’.

A team player and good communication skills are essential for the post.

As you would expect, there will be plenty of opportunity to participate in clinical practice development projects and team working and collaboration is at the core of everything we do to support our clients.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.