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ICS AHP Occupational Therapy Career Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 7
6 months (fixed term contract / secondment opportunity)
Part time - 19.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
27/03/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity for 6 months

The Norfolk and Waveney AHP Faculty works across the Integrated Care System (ICS) to facilitate system wide collaboration between health and care and education providers, reporting to the ICS AHP council. 

The Faculty is a dedicated programme management centre, coordinating activities to support supply, education and training. The AHP Faculty enables idea and resource sharing and the alignment of priorities across our system.

Part time: 19.5 hours per week

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead a project to create a career development pathway for all Occupational Therapists in Norfolk and Waveney.  They must demonstrate significant project / programme management experience, setting up programmes of work, using quality improvement tools and techniques to support development of projects / programmes of work from an idea through to actions with measures of success, outcomes and with future sustainability plans.

The post holder will work closely with the AHP Faculty lead and AHP Council chair to report on the project to the ICS People’s Board, HEE and the AHP Council.  They should demonstrate good communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced programme lead to work collaboratively with Occupational Therapists from organisations across the ICS to really make a difference and support the OT workforce development.

Flexible working options are available for those who would like more or less hours. 

Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Apply a structured change management approach and lead change management activities to deliver sustainable business improvement within the development of the OT career framework and facilitate OT Improvement Work Streams and across the organisations where appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with OT professionals and OT support workers from seven organisations across the ICS to develop a career framework and action plan that meets the expectations and aspirations of the ICS Norfolk and Waveney OT group
  • Assess the impact of change within the business area and develop change management strategies
  • Apply a structured project management approach for the delivery of specific projects within Improvement Work Streams and across the organisation where appropriate.
  • Ensure that specific projects assigned meet key milestones and timescales
  • Lead and guide relevant project boards and/ or User Groups ensuring regular meetings are held, minutes kept, appropriate reports are presented and agreed actions are implemented.
  • Ensure that all key stakeholders are engaged as the projects move forward and to take into account their views
  • Take responsibility for the implementation of specific projects as delegated by the Head of Improvement including the organisation and allocation of resources and materials, and the effective management of budget where allocated.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Occupational Therapy Degree
  • HCPC registration


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working across organisational and professional boundaries to achieve common goals
  • Experience of working in business Improvement projects


Essential criteria
  • Ability to write and present accurate and concise reports to various groups at all levels and to use them to influence others at decision making levels

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Good communicator
  • Self-motivated and innovative thinker
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Laura Baker
Job title
AHP Faculty Programme Manager
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