Occupational Therapist (Adults), Open to flexible working

Hackney, London (Greater)
£40,632 - £42,609 per annum
06 Apr 2021
25 Apr 2021
Contract Type

Occupational Therapy Team

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist who is looking to take the next step in their career to join the Hackney Occupational Therapy Team. The Occupational Therapy Service supports people across London Borough of Hackney to live as safely and independently in the community.

You will be required to carry out assessments with a strengths based approach to identify needs and make recommendations for a range of outcomes. These could include specialist advice and information, referrals to community navigation services, keeping people safe, planning for moving and handling support, equipment provision and recommending adaptations.

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.

A commitment to integrated working across health and social care is essential. Participating in the neighbourhood programme, you will be committed to person centred working with a strengths based practice approach and an ethos of co-production to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents.

A commitment to working in an integrated manner with health colleagues is also essential in a Neighbourhood Model, as well as an understanding of the value of working with the wider multidisciplinary team such as the Police, Housing, Education and Children’s services.

The post offers the opportunity for you to supervise junior staff and students as well as advance your own ongoing Continual Professional Development.

Hackney Adult Social Care supports vital public services across the borough and is working every day to make things better for our residents. We’re determined to help the Adult Social Care profession become more diverse and this role is an opportunity for those who have used their expert knowledge to help guide and assist other staff members, through mentoring, training and offering advice. 

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

We want to make Hackney a place for everyone. At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our residents and our workforce and we’d love for you to join us. We offer a working environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use and develop your skills in a vibrant learning organisation. Find out more about how Hackney promotes equality and diversity, read about our commitment to being a flexible Timewise employer and read about the fantastic benefits on offer which includes an unrivaled Local Government Pension Scheme, a wide range of training opportunities and an employee year-long high street retail discount scheme.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement, please click 'Apply'.

Closing date for applications: 25 April 2021

Interviews: w/c 10 May 2021


We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.