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Occupational Therapist

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in developing your Occupational Therapy skills across a variety of specialities? Are you an OT student due to qualify or looking to develop skills in a new area of work, an experienced OT looking for a new challenge or an OT needing to complete a return to practice placement? Then we have a perfect opportunity for you!

We will provide you with training and pastoral support to adapt to life in the UK and offer an outstanding learning and development package with a broad range of development opportunities. I'm sure you will find something to suit you! Please see our new and exciting recruitment video:

We currently have exciting opportunities to join the Occupational Therapy Junior rotation within an acute hospital setting, in a well-supported environment, gaining experience in a variety of specialities

The Trust operates from two primary sites our new state of the art Tunbridge Wells Hospital, the first all single room NHS hospital in England, and Maidstone Hospital, home to the Kent Oncology Centre, one of the leading cancer treatment centres in the southeast.

The Tunbridge Wells hospital is also a level 2 trauma centre. All of this, and future plans for development make this an exciting time to be part of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity for both newly qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists to become part of our team to develop core occupational therapy skills and specialist knowledge whilst developing clinical leadership skills.

We prioritise the development of our staff and to support this, the following opportunities are available:
  • Strong clinical and managerial supervision
  • A full clinical induction programme for essential operational skills
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes
  • Excellent CPD activities - Inservice Training

You will be required to participate in weekend working. Pay enhancement for unsocial hours is available in accordance to Pay and Condition Circular Agenda for change.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated.We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients.We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment.We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff.We have 78nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients.We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational therapy
  • HCPC registration


  • Member of Professional Body



  • Core student placement in physical disability settings



  • Application of OT theory in the treatment of physical conditions



  • Ability to manage own caseload with minimal supervision
  • Maintaining record keeping/paperwork in time allocated
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Commitment to MDT working


  • Computer literate



  • Self-motivated
  • Team player and flexible approach

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone

Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone


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