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Lead Moving and Positioning Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: DAC0248
  • Published: Mon 07/11/2022, 10:05 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 23:17 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £39,493 - £42,503 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Lead Moving and Positioning Occupational Therapist

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with an interest in moving and positioning to be part of our Quality Assurance Service. Your role will be to lead on the development, implementation, and evaluation of personalised moving and handling initiatives.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

We are a Local Authority working for the community, improving the lives of our residents and we’re looking for motivated and talented Occupational Therapist to join our Adult Social Care Team as our Senior Moving and Positioning Lead.

Wherever you are in your own career journey, we’re committed to offering the support and development you need.

You will provide specialist advice, support and training to OT colleagues, care providers, customers and their carers, and work with our commissioners to develop services and standards relating to the moving and handling of people in line with best practice.

You will be managed by the Principal Occupational Therapist.

Working as an Occupational Therapist for Reading Borough Council you will be part of a friendly and supportive team. We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate great communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, services users, health colleagues and care providers.

You will work within the legal framework provided by the statute, guidance, policies, and procedures.

You will need to have:

  • A degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Community experience is helpful but not essential
  • Experience of delivering moving and handling interventions and assessments

We offer excellent support, supervision, and induction. You will have access to our Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to learn and develop new clinical skills, helping you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, extending your skills and supporting you to grow as an Occupational Therapist .


We support students from Oxford Brooks and Coventry University and offer opportunities to mentor and supervise occupational therapy apprentices.

We work closely with our colleagues in Reading Borough Council, Health Professionals, Voluntary and Charity colleagues to facilitate the best possible outcomes for those people we support.


Our offer
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • Maternity, adoption, parental and sick pay
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - a loan to help with the cost of your rail or bus journey, to and from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing, and road tax
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to help you save for your retirement

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.

Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success. Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed


If you would like to find out more about this role and the team, please contact Carole Lee (Principal Occupational Therapist) 0118 937 4712 or email

Closing date: Sunday 4th December 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed

If you would like to see what RBC OTs get up to check out twitter account @caroleL91409224  

What a student said about us “I’ve had the most amazing experience working with incredible, passionate and knowledgeable OTs. Thank you for showing me the power of OT in social care”


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.