Work at COT

The College of Occupational Therapists is committed to promoting the unique value and benefits of occupational therapy to the public, service commissioners and political representatives. We work to ensure the profession's rightful place in health and social care delivery and encourage our members to play an active role as ambassadors for the profession.

The College is a registered charity and wholly owned subsidiary of the Association, which acts on behalf of all members of the Association. The College sets the professional and educational standards for the occupational therapy profession and represents the profession at the national and international levels. COT plays a crucial role in promoting the profession and meeting the professional needs of occupational therapy staff in the UK.
 
The College is a registered charity which promotes occupational therapy, social and health care issues within the UK and overseas. The College strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
 
All our current vacancies will be listed here.
 

Research and Development Manager


Salary £50,230 – £55,812 per annum plus benefits
Full time, 35 hours per week
Based at London Bridge 
The College of Occupational Therapists (COT) is the only professional body for occupational therapists in the UK, acting as a voice for the profession, providing trade union membership and a wide range of services to its members. It has a membership of over 30,000 occupational therapy professionals and students. 
 
The Education and Research team have responsibility for leading and shaping the occupational therapy profession in terms of research, pre-registration education, and continuing professional development. 
 
This is an exciting opportunity to gain a role with a national profile in research leadership. This post is part of a team with a strategic brief that includes influencing activity and building research capacity for the profession. A significant piece of work that this role will contribute to over the next 12-18 months is refreshing the R & D strategy. 
 
Main responsibilities will include: 

  • Leading, developing and managing a range of research strategies and resources. 
  • Researching, reviewing and reporting on relevant UK wide policy and legislation to inform College R&D policy and strategy. 
  • To undertake to lead on research governance within the organisation. 
  • Supervising and guiding the R & D Officers. 

For this role we therefore require an experienced and strategic occupational therapist with a doctoral qualification. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, the ability to establish priorities and produce high quality written outputs. Experience in line management, research and publication are essential. 
 
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, opportunity for personal development and a strong team spirit. 
 
For further information and an application pack please contact Angela Conway, HR Advisor by email: HRAdmin@cot.co.uk.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like an informal discussion about this position, please contact Dr. Jo Watson, Assistant Director of Education and Research by email to jo.watson@cot.co.uk 
 
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Midday Monday 22nd May 2017
 
Interview date: Monday 5th June 2017 

 
 

Library Assistant

 
Salary circa £11,000 per annum plus benefits (full time equivalent £22,000 per annum)
Part time, 17.5 hours per week
Based at London Bridge

 
The College of Occupational Therapists (COT) is the only professional body for occupational therapists in the UK, acting as a voice for the profession, providing trade union membership and a wide range of services to its members. It has a membership of over 30,000 occupational therapy professionals and students. The Library now has a requirement for a Library Assistant to assist the Library Team in the provision of high quality resources and services to COT members and staff.
This is a part-time, permanent role and the post holder’s responsibilities include:

  • assisting with the organisation of the COT Library Collection and resources
  • responding to general enquiries from library visitors and those received via email or telephone
  • maintaining records of enquiries and responses provided on the COT membership database
  • undertaking general library administrative tasks
  • maintaining COT Library support services for HEI subject librarians

The successful candidate must possess competent IT skills; good communication skills; good interpersonal skills; a flexible attitude; experience of customer service environment; good organizational skills: and the ability to work as part of a team. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, opportunity for personal development and a strong team spirit. For further information and an application pack or contact Angela Conway, HR Advisor by email: HRAdmin@cot.co.uk.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: midday Thursday 4th May 2017.
Interview date: Friday 12th May 2017