Specialist Housing Occupational Therapist


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time (36 hours)
£38,757 to £46,962 per annum
Working Hours:
Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Housing and Regeneration
Business Area:
HRD - Housing Services

The role

We are looking to appoint a full-time specialist Housing OT to join our busy Home Improvement Agency (HIA). The post holder will be responsible for providing advice and support on matters relating to housing needs assessment and disabled adaptations to services across the housing department.

This is a new post which is based in the HIA Team, and will lead on the development of services such as Trusted Assessors to broaden the range of options available for meeting the needs of residents with a disability. You will have staff management experience and will be responsible for responsible for managing both trusted assessors and junior surveyors.

This is a varied role and the post-holder will need to be able to balance a range of responsibilities such as advising on complex cases, overseeing major void projects where properties are adapted to meet the specific needs of individuals and providing specialist advice to officers allocating social housing to applicants with a disability.

 We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  Sunday 8th August 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 9th August 2021

Interview Date: TBC 

Useful Information:

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. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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