Programme Lead/Professional Lead – Occupational Therapy

Opening Date:
1 Nov 2019
Closing Date:
20 Nov 2019
Salary Range:

FTE: 1 FTE working 37 hours per week
Duration of Contract: Permanent
Salary: UH8 Programme Lead – £40,322 to £51,034 pa / UH9 Professional Lead – £51,034 to £60,905 pa – both dependent on skills and experience
Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

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

As a Programme Lead, your role will involve the day to day management of the programme including the supervision of any year tutors, module leads, employer liaison and personal tutors. You will be the main University contact for employers throughout the apprenticeship and assume overall responsibility for induction programmes.

If appointed as a Professional Lead, you will lead the Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship programme. The post holder will be responsible for providing professional leadership ranging from curricula content to strategic directions for the OT profession developing strong partnerships with employers and professional and regulatory bodies as well as managing the programme. The post holder will subsequently provide academic and line management of their subject group as other OT staff are appointed.

You will be an experienced OT registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists. In order to be appointed as a Professional Lead, you will need to have an Occupational Therapy qualification and hold a Masters degree in a relevant subject area. At Programme Leader level, we are requesting that you be near to completion of your postgraduate qualification, in addition to the OT qualification. You will have a sound knowledge of research and experience of developing innovative ways of delivering our curricula relevant to contemporary OT practice.

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