Our Benefits

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

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 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.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • 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
  • Professional subscriptions / registration – if your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees
  • 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.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity within the West Northants Council to join our reablement therapy team which consist of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. We are looking to recruit two highly motivated Therapy Assistants who are keen to develop their skills and support both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy delivery in the community. Specifically, we want to develop reablement services to motivate and enable older people to re-build activities of daily living to optimise independence and continue to live safely in their own homes.



What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will work as part of the team maintaining a caseload, providing support to Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist visits, implementing treatment plans, providing feedback to the person, family, and therapists, writing notes, reports, following up suitable equipment to enable independence for daily living and where appropriate organise for its provision and instruct on safe use, to achieve the best outcomes for the people of West Northants.

The successful candidate will be taking a “hands on” approach, it is essential that you will be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills. You must have excellent organisational and time management skills. They will also need to establish effective communication and liaison with their team and other Therapy, Social Workforce, Care staff members, third sector and family members of people being supported by The Reablement West Therapy Team.

This is a very holistic and enjoyable role, providing the opportunity to develop as part of a large multi-disciplinary team. We are also looking for the successful candidate to be open to the future opportunities to complete Therapy apprenticeships as part of West Northants and develop into future therapists.  

For further information or informal visits, please do not hesitate to contact Vivian.Ndhlovu@westnorthants.gov.uk or Snehaben.shah@westnorthants.gov.uk

About you

You will need to have experience of working with people, in addition, you will need to be committed to achieving the best outcomes for the people of West Northants.

As part of this role in a community team, you would be expected to have access to a car for work and relevant driving licence and insurance.


Educated to 5 GCSE’s or equivalent; Including Maths and English Language at Grade C/4 or above or maths and English level 2 functional skills.

One set of the following qualifications from the list;

  • Three A Levels at BBC or above (in subjects other than General Studies)
  • BTEC: 18 units; graded DDM in a health or science related subject
  • T level: Merit
  • Access: Level 3 – 15 credits at distinction and 30 at merit
  • Open University minimum 60 credits


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.

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