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Occupational Therapist Band 5 to Band 6 Development Post

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic & motivated Occupational Therapist wanting to develop?

Are you passionate about working with older people with mental health concerns?

We are offering an exciting Band 5 development post which offers you the support from senior occupational therapists to develop the specialist skills required to become a band 6 within the team. You must have post qualification experience.

The Gedling and Hucknall Intensive Home Treatment Team offers assessment & treatment for people over the age of 65 with mental health needs & for people of any age with a dementia diagnosis in their own home

The team covers a 7 day service with a shift pattern of 8 - 4pm & 12 - 8pm

We pride ourselves on being a supportive directorate a Occupational Therapist who joined said:

Starting in MHSOP presented me with a huge learning curve and the support of my OT colleagues has been invaluable to me. The saying no question is a stupid question springs to mind....MHSOP care about their staff & their patients & I am really glad I joined the team.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will work in a multidisciplinary team to provide assessment and interventions which promotes recovery enabling patients to remain at home and supporting their positive mental and physical wellbeing working alongside a specialist occupational therapist.

Some of the duties of this job include:
  • To provide an occupational therapy service for older people with complex mental health needs who are referred to the service.
  • To carry out occupational therapy assessment, goal setting, implementation of treatment programmes and evaluation.
  • To establish the needs of individuals referred to the service and plan care with colleagues from health, social services, families, and the voluntary sector.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is both rewarding and a vital role towards the delivery of treatment to our patients.

We would welcome applications from Occupational Therapists, including those that have retired and wanting to return back to the profession.

In return, we will offer you a range of benefits for Making A Difference with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including:
  • Up to 33 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Flexible working
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

In addition to the above benefits, The Mental Health Services for Older People Occupational Therapy service offers regular monthly forums on wide range of topics to promote continuous personal development and staff support.

You will also have access to a Band 7 Occupational Therapy Clinical Specialists and an Allied Health Professional Lead for specialist advice and support.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in mental health


  • Working experience in older adult mental health
  • Working in community setting
  • Recovery focused practice



  • BSc or MSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration or pending

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork



  • Assessment and OT process skills
  • Effective risk management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • OT skills in relation to longer term and acute mental health
  • Motivate service users
  • Use of clinical supervision
  • Team working
  • Time management skills


  • Experience of supervising staff

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Hazlewood House, Highbury Hospital




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