Occupational Therapist (Paediatric Lead)

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Closing Date


Service Area



Service Area

Occupational Therapy

Vacancy Details


Social Work - Professional - Adult Social Care

Job Title

Occupational Therapist (Paediatric Lead)



Salary Range (£ pro rata for part time roles)

BBU10 32,234 - 33,782

Contract Type

Full time permanent

Contract Hours


Job Advert

We are looking to recruit an experience HCPC registered Occupational Therapist Paediatric.


You will join our Occupational Therapist team in providing a high standard of Occupational Therapy service to children and young people in Bedford.


You will be required to independently manage a caseload of children between the ages of 0-18 years, including those presenting with complex needs and disabilities. You will be working in the community assessing and making recommendations for children postural seating, Moving and Handling, equipment, minor works and major adaptations.

We offer
Varied and interesting casework
Structured, regular supervision
Multidisciplinary working
Training and development opportunities
Innovative practice
A culturally diverse workforce reflecting our community.


The successful candidate will be required to have a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.


For informal enquires, email Carol.McDonald@bedford.gov.uk


The post you are applying for is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If your application is successful you will be required to declare any spent and unspent convictions, adult cautions (simple or conditional) that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).


To apply you will need to upload a current CV and a document detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the role.  The selection criteria can be found in the job profile below.  Optional CV and selection criteria templates are provided below.  If you do not upload both documents the panel may be unable to score your application.


Please note:

The Council will not re-employ ex-employees who are in receipt of a local government pension.


The Council will not re-employ ex-employees in receipt of a severance payment within 12 months of leaving.  If you would like further information please email recruitment.team@bedford.gov.uk.

Additional Vacancy Information

Allowance (pro rata for part time roles)


Work Pattern

37 hours per week Monday - Friday

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Vacancy Location


Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council Recruitment, Bedford


Borough Hall

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Job Profile

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CV Template

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Selection Criteria Template

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