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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/06/2021.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-SOUTH-8569

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Merton Community Rehabilitation Service, London
£50,575 - £56,490

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster and Hertfordshire - Watford, St Albans, Potters Bar, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are looking for an experienced Highly Specialist Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist with management experience to lead our multidisciplinary integrated rehabilitation team in Merton.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • The clinical lead will provide clinical leadership and act as a source of clinical expertise for clinicians working in domiciliary therapy; providing a key role in ensuring that a high standard of therapy is provided for patients with complex multi-pathologies.
  • The post holder will facilitate, demonstrate and promote current best practice.
  • The post holder will assess and treat own caseload of patients, take a lead role in the development of the rehabilitation service and assist others in prioritising and managing complicated and challenging conditions.
  • The post holder will have excellent communication skills and be able to motivate and lead a team through a rapidly changing environment.


There is a strong focus on personal and service development and you will be given opportunities to participate in in-service training programmes and external training where appropriate. You will benefit from close links with other CLCH Merton community teams, acute hospital teams as well as colleagues in social care. If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we are looking forward to receiving your application.

Travel is an integral part of the post so applicants should have a valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle. Insurance for work purposes is also required.

Successful post holders must be able to work 37.5 hours across 7 days per week and at different locations across Merton. The service operates between 8am and 4pm

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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