Lead Occupational Therapist

Job title Lead Occupational Therapist

Department Designability

Salary Band 7 NHS Agenda for Change (£38,890-£44,503)

Grade N/A

Placed on Tuesday 30 June 2020

Closing date Monday 03 August 2020

Interview date Wednesday 12 August 2020

Reference CF7657

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Home working initially, then office based in Bath 


Full-time (open to flexible working)

Band 7 NHS Agenda for Change plus generous pension scheme

Designability is an independent charity that enables disabled people to live with greater independence. Our expertise is in user-centred design, creating products with and for disabled people to improve and enrich their lives. All of our work is funded by voluntary donations.

We’re seeking a Lead Occupational Therapist to provide clinical leadership for Designability, with responsibility for the delivery of therapy services, as well as leading and contributing to research projects, and providing knowledge and insight to product development projects.

You will have:

  • Experience of managing occupational therapy service delivery, understanding and meeting client expectations. 
  • Clinical knowledge of a wide range of disabilities with both theoretical and practical experience.
  • Experience of leading and supporting innovation and change.
  • Experience of leading quality improvement and service developments.

The number of disabled people in the UK is growing each year and our products are
now needed more than ever. We deliver choice by involving disabled people across
 our organisation and throughout the design process to create innovative product solutions not available elsewhere. 

You will be joining a small team which includes mechanical and electronics engineers, workshop technicians, product designers, occupational therapists, fundraisers, researchers and administrators. 

Designability was recently awarded second place in the ‘Best Charities to Work For 2020’ list by Third Sector which is a reflection of our team highly rating the fact that we encourage activities that create strong teams and foster good personal relationships. Our staff also stated their confidence in Designability’s leadership and strategic planning.

To find out more about Designability visit http://www.designability.org.uk 

The first stage of interviews will be held on Wednesday 12 August, second stage will be Monday 17 August.

The University of Bath provide us with recruitment support and applications are made through the University of Bath Jobs website. We choose to follow many of the University of Bath’s human resources policies. However, Designability is a fully independent charity and our staff contracts are not with the University. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).


For an informal conversation about this role, please email George Leroy, Head of Operations, Designability on georgeleroy@designability.org.uk 

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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