Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.
Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.
Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.
About the role
We are seeking a talented and highly skilled individual that can play a leading role in developing the wheelchair service of the Community Equipment Service (CES).
The post holder will be expected to ensure a systematic and co-ordinated approach to clinical wheelchair management exists in relation to the services functions and products. This includes clinical evaluation of products, clinical audits of service functions/processes, clinically related quality assurance and performance management, learning and development and clinical health and safety related matters.
CES operates within the Croydon Council as a stand-alone commercial business competing against other private sector providers.
The Community Equipment Service provides a vital service to residents, enabling them to maintain their independence at home. Through commercial contract partnerships with other local authorities we enable over 100,000 deliveries a year of essential pieces of health and social care related equipment. We are proud of our track record in delivering innovative commercial solutions which provide cost savings to eight local authorities, enabling resources to go further.
We have an exciting vision for future growth in our business plan delivering year on year commercial growth for our business. Our key development areas include new commercial contracts with public sector organisations and the development of a nationwide retail equipment & services business.
This makes now an exciting time to join our team delivering vital services locally and nationwide.
The successful applicant will need to be a State registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with ideally experience in wheelchairs
The post holder will also need to demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to effectively manage a range of internal and external stakeholders related to clinical matters. This includes service users, professionals and commercial suppliers.
We are looking for 1 x Full Time member (36 hours)
Equalities and Safeguarding Statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check