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Wheelchair Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 841-19-306-BR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Independent Living Centre, Cheltenham
£30,401 - £37,267

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed on Tuesday 1st October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Band: 6

Salary: £30,401 - £37,267

Hours: 30 hours (Flexible working requests will be considered so long as the service can support the request.

Base: Independent Living Centre, Cheltenham - Countywide service

This is a countywide service providing posture and mobility assessment and equipment which includes wheelchairs, pressure cushions and special seating to all ages of Gloucestershire residents with a permanent disability, using the national definition of low, medium, high, specialist needs. The service promotes the NHS England Personalisation agenda and offers Personal Wheelchair Budgets for new mobility equipment.

This opportunity is for a part time qualified Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with at least 2 years post qualification experience to join a fast paced, forward thinking service. An induction and skills programme will be arranged depending on your level of wheelchair and postural experience, which is based on the national wheelchair services Competency Framework.

The multidisciplinary team work to identify the best solution from their wheelchairs and posture-supportive equipment.

Support will be available via induction, clinical supervision, peer clinical group supervision and programme of continuing professional development within the Service.

A driving licence and the ability to independently drive around the county using one of the service’s vans is essential.

When applying for this position, please ensure that in your supporting statement, you make it clear as to how you meet the person specification especially the values and behaviours expected of all colleagues. This will figure largely in our short-listing criteria and the overall selection process.

If you would like to work for an Organisation that values its staff, aims to deliver the best care, offering compassion to all patients, their carers and families, and you can demonstrate this to us, we would like to hear from you!

For an informal discussion please contact Frances Beavis, Annabelle Rothwell or Nadine Murphy on 0300 421 7170 or email

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with a Barring List check for Adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Short-listing Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019

Interview Date: - Tuesday 15th October 2019

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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.

UK Registration

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

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