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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/05/2022.


Job Reference: 313-A-22-118685-RO

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£40,057 - £45,839

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.



Do you have the Passion, Drive and Ability to deliver high quality compassionate care?

The ICELS is looking for an experienced Therapist – 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 equipment provision. Experience of working within children’s services would be beneficial but is not essential for this role.

The position is full time permanent – 37.5 hours a week Monday to Friday. The post holder will be employed by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT).

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 and more recently to respond to the challenges within health and social care because of the pandemic.

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


  • The focus of the role will be on supporting improvement of provision of equipment for children and young people but will work closely with the ICELS OT in delivering clinical support for the wider service
  • To provide specialist therapy support for the ICELS and health and social care professionals using the service with a specific focus on supporting children’s equipment provision
  • To lead on improvement and efficiencies around provision of equipment with a focus on children and young people in community and educational settings
  • 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 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 with a focus on equipment for children and young people
  • To work with suppliers to deliver efficiencies and value for money in purchase of equipment for the LLR system
  • To manage, support and provide specialist knowledge to the Special Equipment panel for paediatric equipment
  • To work collaboratively with senior practitioners across LLR including adult and paediatric services in health, disabled Children services in local authorities, SEND and educational establishments
  • To be responsible for recording and monitoring of data specific to work of the ICELS Team and for presenting information to the ICELS Partnership board and Commissioning Boards as well as reporting on the delivery of the demand management action plan work and its associated targets set by Commissioners
  • To co-ordinate review procedures for specialist paediatric equipment and to support and develop policy and procedures for provision of equipment.

In order to carry out this role candidates will need to demonstrate:

  • significant post registration experience and evidence of recent CPD.
  • previous experience of working with people with complex needs within a community setting.
  • extensive knowledge of equipment provision and how this supports people’s care.
  • experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • experience of providing advice, guidance and support to colleagues.
  • experience of providing clinical land managerial supervision.
  • experience of working in partnership with a range of stakeholders.
  • excellent communication skills.
  • ability to work under pressure and in challenging situations.
  • ability to work using own initiative and be flexible.

This position will be based at the Equipment Providers Depot in Glen Parva; however, this service operates an office and home working approach. The post holder may need to travel to other health or social care sites across LLR.

For further information about this post please contact

Julie Morley (ICELS Partnership Manager)

Tel: 0116 454 2352


Closing Date: Friday 26th May at midday

Interviews: Week commencing 6th June


Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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