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Band 7 ICELS Paediatric Lead Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-20-88066-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Equipment Review Team
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£38,890 - £44,503

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The ICELS is looking for an experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to join the LLR ICELS Clinical Team and provide dedicated support to enhance and improve the provision of equipment for children and young people and support commissioning partners to deliver a high quality service, drive efficiencies and achieve value for money in the provision of equipment for children and young people.

The position is full time permanent – 37 hours a week Monday to Friday.

The Integrated Community Equipment Loan Service (ICELS) is a jointly funded service across Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland Local Authorities and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for Leicester City, West Leicestershire, East Leicestershire & Rutland. Leicester City Council is the host organisation for the service and manages the delivery of the service on behalf of all partner organisations.

The ICELS provides loan equipment to both adults and children and young people in the community, in education settings and in care settings.

The service is a key part of both health and social care strategies which are aimed at supporting those that need it to be independent at home/school, live at home with support, be treated in their own homes rather than in hospital settings, be able to be discharged from hospital quickly when medically fit, support hospital/care admission avoidance and support intensive community support/rehabilitation when needed.

The service has been growing year on year and like all other services has been under great pressure to meet growing demands within reducing budgets.

Commissioners for the LLR ICELS have invested in clinical support for the service to help better manage demands, budgets, improve consistency of approach to equipment provision and improve practice in provision of equipment. This has had a key focus on adults but commissioners would like to extend this to provide dedicated support to work with the ICELS clinical team, children’s clinicians working in the community and acute settings and the equipment provider to enhance and improve the provision of equipment for children and young people.


  • To provide highly specialist Paediatric support for the ICELS and health and social care professionals using the service.
  • To lead on improvement and efficiencies around provision of equipment for children and young people in community and educational settings.
  • To ensure the delivery of a clinically safe and effective service which meets the needs of individual, families and communities and commissioners in line with local and national development plans, ICELS Policies and Trust policies and procedures.
  • To be responsible for the co-ordination of services and effective liaison between internal and external agencies to promote optimum equipment provision.
  • To be responsible for paediatric specialist equipment pathways to support and monitor the equality of equipment provision and to identify and promote areas for service improvement.
  • To improve the use of recycled equipment across the LLR health and social care system.
  • To work with suppliers to deliver efficiencies and value for money in purchase of equipment for the LLR system.
  • Improve prescribing practice and knowledge of equipment across services areas in both health and social care.
  • To manage, support and provide highly specialist knowledge to the Special Equipment panel for paediatric equipment requests.
  • To organise and oversee delivery of training for paediatric equipment for ICELS staff, health and social care professionals and the Equipment Provider’s staff.
  • To work collaboratively with senior practitioners across LLR paediatric services in health, disabled Children’s services in local authorities, SEND and educational establishments.

In order to carry out this role candidates will need to demonstrate significant post registration experience and evidence of recent CPD relevant to children, experience of assessing for and prescribing equipment and working in partnership with a range of stakeholders. The post holder will need to be self-motivated and flexible and be able to work autonomously but also as part of a wider team.

Normally the post will be primarily based at the Equipment Providers Depot which is currently located in South Wigston. However, at this time there are options to work from home, although it is anticipated that there will be a requirement to attend the Depot to carry out some specific elements of the role. However, this will be subject to risk assessment for the successful candidate. The position will require the post holder to be flexible and to be able to travel to other sites across LLR as and when this is possible.

For further information about this post please Julie Morley, ICELS Partnership Manager on 0116 454 2352 or


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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