The job "Head Occupational Therapist - Children and Young People" has been saved.

I don't have a CV - Guest Apply

Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.
Head Occupational Therapist - Children and Young People

Job Description

Welcome to ABM University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Croeso i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl sy’n rhannu ein gwerthoedd: gofalu am ein gilydd, cydweithio a gwella drwy’r amser.

ABM University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

As a result of our Head OT for Children and Young People relocating we
are looking for a confident and skilled OT with excellent interpersonal and
communication skills to provide leadership within our service.

The appointed applicant must have significant clinical experience working with Children and Young People. Previous experience of providing an integrated service across health and social care would be an advantage. You will hold a small clinical caseload.

The service is established and we are developing the service with Local Authority colleagues to ensure seamless provision for children and their families.

The service operates out of three childrens’ centres which are Hafan Y Mor, in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Princess of Wales, Bridgend and children are seen in these centres, at home or in other relevant community locations.

The Health Board is part of the Regional collaboration for health working
closely with neighbouring Health Boards and Swansea University with an
ambition to replace the outdated healthcare systems with more accessible
services to meet the needs of today.

The OT service has an impressive record of supporting staff of all grades in personal and professional development encouraging fresh ideas to become part of everyday practice. All staff are well supported through regular supervision and CPD opportunities.

The successful applicant may be required to work flexibly across 7 days
covering weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role, but not essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sara Forster
Head of Occupational Therapy Services
Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) 

ABMU Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users’ experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh, we would welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The HB is a Two Tick Disability Symbol user and is committed to fulfilling the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability as defined by the DDA please contact us, and we will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for a post will be invited to interview.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data: to be transferred to the ESR and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within this organisation; to be used by for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable).

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII).

If you are appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the IAT process on the national ESR.

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.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Job Requirements