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Specialist Moving & Handling Assessor/Trainer

Job Reference Ref/1128/1860

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Contract Details:
12 month Fixed Term Contract
Salary Range :
£26871 - £28815
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Olympus House, Billing Brook Road Northampton
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Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
West Northamptonshire Council

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days annual leave per year, 28 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

The council is in the process of implementing a new pay structure and terms and conditions which will be applicable to this role.  The outcome could result in a future variation to the advertised salary, and this will be discussed at interview.

About the role

 A new and exciting opportunity for an individual with specialist moving & handling skills to join our Specialist Moving & Handling Team, for a fixed term period.

This is a great time to join the team as we create history in the new authority.

Visiting clients within the community and assessing there moving & handling needs, working with colleagues to achieve the best outcome for the client.

Training and guiding carers on the best moving & handling practice.

What will you be doing?

As a Moving & Handling Assessor, your responsibilities will include:

  • To be able to work with primarily customers with physically disabilities.
  • Working alongside a team of occupational therapists and reablement support workers.
  • To complete moving & handling assessments and formulate moving & handling plans and carry a caseload.
  • Deliver training to providers. You will also receive training and development as part of this role.

About you


  • A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle.
  • A level or equivalent
  • ROSPA Level 3, Moving & Handling train the trainer – or equivalent qualification.
  • A good knowledge of working within health & social care, moving & handling plans and assessments as well as safe guarding and equal opportunities.

About us

We’re a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government reform in recent history. As a new authority, we’re embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.  

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.