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Lead Occupational Therapist / AHP

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Occupational Therapy
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £50,978 - £55,698 depending on experience

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St Andrew Healthcare is the UK’s largest mental health charity and a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver quality, recovery-focussed and holistic provision for and with those who require our services. Our independence as a charity means we can strive to put patients’ interests at the heart of our decision-making. We are currently transforming the charity to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’ with the aim of delivering high quality patient outcomes and working collaborative with all our stakeholders.


With this in mind we are looking for a driven, passionate and highly experienced Occupational Therapist to lead the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) within our Birmingham service. We want someone who is focussed on patient experience and outcomes; striving to deliver quality AHP treatment and the charity-wide AHP strategy.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a dynamic approach; utilising both their highly specialist clinical skills and their ability to lead and advocate for a diverse team within the senior multi-disciplinary structure.


We are keen to recruit an individual who has the skills to role model and energise the workforce; understanding that the health and wellbeing of our staff is critical to the care and treatment of our patients. The successful candidate will work alongside Lead AHP colleagues within Northampton and have professional support from the Head of AHP to ensure a collaborative AHP approach within St Andrews Healthcare.


You will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the AHP team, its facilities and resources as well as your own clinical caseload within your profession.


Applicant requirements:

  • Experience working as a highly specialist AHP with line management and leadership responsibilities.
  • Evidence of leading on quality assurance tasks; service development projects, continuous quality improvement, audits etc.
  • Evidence of independently undertaking tasks related to HR, investigations and safeguarding.
  • Evidence of working on service initiatives/ research/ leadership projects.
  • Evidence of leading and inspiring other in their career.
  • Evidence of participating in central working groups/ external networking groups.
  • Experience of mental health/ inpatient services.


We offer an excellent package that includes:

  • Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
  • ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program
  • Relocation allowance (eligibility criteria applies)
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 38 days annual leave, increasing further with service (including bank holidays)
  • Access to huge savings through retail discount and cashback schemes from St Andrew’s Reward Gateway, Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application

Closing Date – 7th January 2024

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Samantha Pendry (Recruitment) or Leanne Clement (Head of AHP)