Team Leader - Occupational Therapy - Ref: IRC9220

Shetland Islands Council

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 Occupational Therapy Team Leader (Ref: IRC9220)

Band 8A

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Salary Range £40,428 - £48,514 per annum

In this challenging role you will be managing and leading the delivery of person focused, efficient and effective services across the Community Health & Social Care Directorate of Shetland Island Council (SIC) and NHS Shetland in accordance with organisational values, objectives, targets and statutory obligations. In this post you will be the professional lead for occupational therapists in Shetland. Your biggest challenges will include the integration of NHS and SIC cultures and systems, managing staff and service users' expectations, recruitment of registered occupational therapists, effective management and deployment of community equipment and management of budgets.

The hospital and community based occupational therapy teams work with children, young people and adults who have sustained a physical, sensory, mental and/or psychological event which has compromised their abilities and their access to meaningful occupation, and which may affect their physical, mental, social and spiritual well being. To promote an integrated approach to service delivery, the occupational therapy team work alongside members of the multi disciplinary teams and social care staff. Positive, professional relationships are fostered with third sector agencies and community services.

We are looking for an experienced, HCPC-registered Occupational Therapist with Post Graduate level training. You will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering operational services to defined standards and targets, recent experience of managing teams in the health and disability sector, effective management of resources and delivery within a set budget and experience of service review and improvement. A proactive management approach is essential. Anticipating and acting on pressure points before they escalate into significant risk is a key responsibility.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion, please contact Jo Robinson, Executive Manager on 01595 744343.

Closing date: Monday 31st October 2016

Additional Information

We offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000 and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,721 per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:

For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and "NHS Shetland" in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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