Professional Lead/Programme Lead – Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
27 Sep 2019
Closing Date:
20 Oct 2019
Salary Range:

FTE: 37 hours per week (1 FTE) – part time considered
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: £51,034 to £60,905 pa dependent on skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Professional Lead in Occupational Therapy (OT) within the Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health and Social Work to lead the new OT degree apprenticeship programme due to start in September 2020.

Main duties and responsibilities

The appointed person will initially lead the development and delivery of the Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship programme. The post holder will subsequently provide academic and line management of their subject group as other OT staff are appointed. The Professional Lead will advise on strategic developments in OT, i.e. currency of curricula, oversee the induction and probation of new staff within the subject group and liaise with professional bodies, regulators, practice partners and other stakeholders as appropriate.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the programme, including the supervision of any year tutors, module leads, employer liaison and personal tutors. You’ll be the main University contact point for employers throughout the apprenticeship and will assume responsibility for the compliance requirements associated with the apprenticeship

Skills and experience

You will have a broad experience of OT practice, demonstrating a sustained interest and knowledge of contemporary OT issues. It is essential that you are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) with experience of partnership working with key stakeholders, commissioners, provider organisations, independent sector partners as well as service users and carers. We are seeking to appoint someone who possesses an understanding of the higher education sector and it’s political, national and international context

Qualifications required

In order to be considered for this role, you will need to hold an OT qualification and a minimum of a Masters degree in a relevant subject.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Karen Beeton, Head of Department of Allied Health Professions, Midwifery and Social Work on 01707 284114 or – Reference Number: 024274