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Team Manager (Occupational Therapy)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£42,300 - £57,300 per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
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Full time
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About Us:

Lead the future of Occupational Therapy. 

The Occupational Therapy (OT) team at Kensington and Chelsea are committed to delivering the most exceptional level of service to everyone who needs our help. Working in partnership with our colleagues at Westminster City Council, we champion every individual’s independence, working creatively to give them the means with which to live autonomously in the community. With a focus on safeguarding people from harm, reducing risks and offering choice, we strive to ensure our clients benefit from the most innovative integrated health and social care solutions. As such, our services are well resourced, and we see to it that our people have manageable case-loads – resulting in a dynamic working environment.

The Role:

Push yourself to achieve even more with a team who are keen to continue on their exciting journey of improvement. During the pandemic, our modernisation was catapulted to new heights as we successfully explored the benefits of AI, virtual consultations and digital platforms. The steps we have taken are exceptional, and now we are keen to progress even further. You will be at the forefront of this transformation as you determine our next steps. 

As our OT Team Manager, you’ll share our ambition to deliver fully integrated health and social care services. Managing a portfolio of multi-agency services, you will put people at the heart of every decision as you drive the highest standards and ensure our residents are getting optimum value for money. Managing a team of talented OTs, you will put the measures in place to oversee their clinical and professional development, and you will inspire a collective drive for ongoing improvement. From shaping policies through to allocating a £2million budget for home care and community equipment, this is a unique chance to define our future journey and ensure every member of the team is working towards a shared vision. 

Please refer to the Job Description for more information

About You:

As a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist with senior-level clinical experience and experience of driving large-scale change, you’ll set inspirational standards. Working collaboratively with multiple services including hospital-based health colleagues and the learning disability team, you will confidently share knowledge and use your leadership qualities to upskill the team. Translating statute into policy and practice, you will combine solid budgetary skills with an innovative approach to all that you do. Crucially, you will both embrace and be the catalyst for change.

In return, we will see to it that you benefit from a great work/life balance, enhanced by a competitive salary, generous annual leave and access to a desirable pension scheme. 

Please apply online, specifying how you meet the person specification, organisational values and job description in your personal statement. CV’s will not be considered for this application.

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. 

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