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Highly Specialised Occupational Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you passionate about helping young people who experience chronic fatigue and associated difficulties? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a specialised and dynamic area of Paediatric Health? Would you like to be part of a forward thinking, supportive and developing service?

If you answer yes to these questions, then this may be the position for you! We are looking to recruit a Specialist Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our existing Tertiary Paediatric Fatigue Service where we also support young people with a diagnosis of long covid. This service is provided from the Harrington Building on the Central site on Oxford Road, Manchester.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an OT who can work autonomously at Band 7 within a multi-disciplinary team. You must have a demonstrable range of skills and knowledge base to deliver clinical aspects of the role and be competent to do this within professional practice guidelines and a structured supervision framework.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • Professional Registration with the HCPC
  • Qualified Occupational Therapist at minimum degree level
  • Three years post qualifying experience
  • Experience of Working with Children and Families
  • Awareness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Awareness and Experience of Safeguarding Legislation and Responsibilities
  • Able to work autonomously


  • Experience of working with Chronic Fatigue
  • Experience of working with Mental Health
  • Postgraduate Education
  • Experience managing or supervising staff
  • Able to work a flexible pattern
  • Driving License and access to a car

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Tertiary Paediatrics Fatigue Services

Harrington Building


M13 9WL

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