Current Vacancies

Occupational Therapist
Driving Advisor

Salary Range: £28,050 – £33,176

Hours: Full time or Part Time 

An exciting and exceptional opportunity has arisen for a full-time Occupational Therapist at Wessex DriveAbility.

The position is within NHS band 6 and the role will comprise of:

·           Enabling people to remain independent on the road by using problem-solving skills to assess for appropriate adaptations

            to overcome physical disabilities

·           Working alongside driving professionals to maintain road safety by carrying out specialist in-car cognitive assessments

·           Using clinical reasoning and evaluating skills to assimilate findings, make recommendations and produce written reports

·           Working as part of a very supportive small team managing intensive client intervention

Applicants should be keen learners, flexible thinkers and compassionate. They should have at least 2 years post-graduate clinical experience, preferably with some neurological knowledge.

No previous experience of driving assessments is necessary.

Work will predominantly be in our Southampton Centre, however travel to outreach locations in Ferndown, Basingstoke, Newbury, Salisbury and the Isle of Wight will also be necessary on a regular basis.  A full driving licence is required and a mandatory post-graduate certificate in Driving Assessment and Outdoor Mobility will need to be undertaken within 3 years of taking up the position.

Full-time hours of work will be 37.5 per week Monday to Friday and a flexi time system is in place.  A generous annual leave allowance will be provided along with a pension scheme.

For further information about this position, please find the full job description and person specification below.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email or post in a hand written cover letter along with your CV

Please send these to: jodie@wessexdriveability.org.uk or post to: Jodie Cummins Office Manager, Wessex DriveAbility, Leornain House, Kent Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2LJ

Any further questions related to this position, please contact our Centre on 023 80 554100.

Applications should be submitted no later than midnight on Tuesday 12th February 2019   

Job Specification

Job Description

Transportation Hub
Development Officer

Temporary contract from 1 April 2019 – 31 December 2019

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Salary: (pro-rata): £23,761

A challenging and rare opportunity has arisen to join the Wessex Driveability team, based in Portswood, Southampton.

Wessex DriveAbility is one of 20 Mobility Centres in the UK accredited to undertake medical ‘fitness to drive’ assessments on behalf of the DVLA, Hampshire Police and self-referred clients. Drivers who have to give up due to age, disability or medical conditions can find this a difficult and challenging time. The main purpose of this role is to develop and create a Transportation Hub operating through various media to provide advice and assistance to those who are in need of mobility but who are without independent transport.

Applicants should be self motivated, educated at least to A-Level standard and ideally have previous experience of undertaking research projects or working within a public transport-based environment. Experience of working with designers would be an advantage. 

A high standard of written English is required together with proficient keyboard skills and a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and general IT skills. Since a significant part of the daily work will require visiting organisations across the region, a driving licence would also be an advantage.

In addition to an attractive salary, a generous paid holiday allowance and pension scheme are offered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please email or post in a hand written cover letter along with your CV

 

Please send these to: jodie@wessexdriveability.org.uk or post to: Jodie Cummins Office Manager, Wessex DriveAbility, Leornain House, Kent Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2LJ

Any further questions related to this position, please contact our Centre on 023 80 554100

 

                                                                  Applications should be submitted no later than midnight on Sunday 10th February 2019   

Job Description

Person Specification

Vehicle Valeter

 

Hours: 7.5 hours per week

Salary: £8.50 per hour

We are looking for a friendly, outgoing and motivated individual to work as a Vehicle Valeter.

The role involves:

  • Keeping the fleet of centre vehicles clean and presentable to a high standard both inside and out.
  • Carrying out regular basic maintenance checks, including checking tyre pressures, oil, water and screen wash levels.
  • Maintaining records of such checks, noting and reporting any defects.

Full training is offered along with a generous paid leave allowance and a pension scheme.

You must have held a full, UK driving licence for at least 12 months to be applicable for this role.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email or post in your CV

Please send these to: jodie@wessexdriveability.org.uk or post to: Jodie Cummins Office Manager, Wessex DriveAbility, Leornain House, Kent Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2LJ

Any further questions related to this position, please contact our Centre on 023 80 554100

                                                         Applications should be submitted no later than midnight on Sunday 27th January 2019   

Job Description