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Occupational Therapy Team Leader job in Lerwick

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Lerwick ,
Job Ref IRC13082
Post Code ZE1 0LA
Burgh Rd, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0LA, UK (Show on map)
Main Category Allied Health Professional jobs
Subcategory Occupational therapist
Additional Options Band 8
Contract Type Permanent Full-Time
Salary £40,833 - £49,000
Hours per week 37.5
Attached File 13082_JD.pdf

Occupational Therapy Team Leader (Ref: IRC13082)
Band 8A – Salary Range £40,833 - £49,000 per annum
Full time 37.5 hours per week

In this challenging role you will be leading the delivery of person focused and efficient services across the Community Health & Social Care Directorate of Shetland Island Council and NHS Shetland. As the professional lead for occupational therapists in Shetland, your biggest challenges will include the integration of cultures and systems, managing staff and service users’ expectations, recruitment of registered occupational therapists, effective management and deployment of community equipment and management of budgets. The team work with children, young people and adults who have sustained a physical, sensory, mental and/or psychological event which has compromised their abilities and their access to meaningful occupation, and which may affect their physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.

We are looking for an experienced, HCPC-registered Occupational Therapist with Post Graduate level training. You will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering operational services to defined standards and targets, recent experience of managing teams in the health and disability sector, effective management of resources within a set budget and experience of service review and improvement.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For an informal discussion, please contact Jo Robinson, Executive Manager on 01595 744343.

Closing date: 14th February 2018 Interview date: 1st March 2018
We offer relocation assistance of up to £8,000 and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of (NHS £1,738) or (SIC £2,048) per annum (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:
For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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