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Lead Occupational Therapist

Lead Occupational Therapist (Band 7 equivalent)

Scale Point 30 – 39, 46 weeks per annum pro rata

Actual salary £41,012.75 - £51,682.80

Starting January 2022

Compass Learning Partnership is an Academy Trust that promotes and supports inclusive practice. We deliver safe and outstanding provision at all levels. The Nolan Principles underpin our practice, and we do what we say. The voice of the children, young people and families we serve is our heartbeat. A creative and proactive staff community set the tone. We are committed to providing all children in the trust with an exciting and holistic educational adventure.

Compass Learning Partnership is looking to appoint an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join the established therapy teams at The Village School. The successful candidates may work across the academy. The successful candidate will lead the occupational therapy and physiotherapy department.

The Village School is a large Special Needs School located on three sites across Brent, for children aged 3-19 with a wide range of complex needs: all levels of learning, communication, ASD, physical, medical and sensory impairment.

Successful candidates will join a large, established Therapy Team. CPD and research opportunities are considered vital to the provision of a high-quality service, and these are actively encouraged. The post will have regular supervision

Therapists support whole school activities as well as work in class by providing class based/small group/individual sessions for pupils.

The successful applicant will have the following skills:

  • Degree/master’s in occupational therapy or physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • A minimum of 5 years Paediatric experience (complex needs desirable)
  • Knowledge of assessing for and prescribing equipment (essential)
  • Knowledge of specialist equipment such as specialist seating, standing and walking frames. (essential)
  • Experience of supervising (essential)
  • Experience of moving and handling (essential)
  • Sensory integration training (desirable)
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team setting
  • Strong knowledge and skills to assess/manage the occupational therapy or physiotherapy needs of the school
  • The ability to select and apply current theory and clinical practice in the provision of occupational therapy/physiotherapy services to relevant populations
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • The enthusiasm and ability to motivate young children and build on their successes.
  • A commitment to high expectations to meet the needs of all children.


Application forms and further details are available below

CLP Non-Teaching Application form & CV should be emailed to

For further information about the specific of the role, please contact

Please note we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time

Closing Date: 12 December 2021 at 23:59

Shortlisting: 13 December 2021

Interviews: 14 December 2021