Skip to main content

This job has expired

Occupational Therapist Band 5-6 progression post

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

View more

Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A brand-new vacancy has arisen, for a keen and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our warm and friendly Older Adult Community Mental Health team. We are looking for Occupational Therapists who are newly qualified, or have existing experience as a Band 5 and are looking to develop their knowledge, skill and experience, in a supportive environment, with a strong and clear Occupational Therapy ethos. We also welcome applicants who are already practicing at Band 6 level but are looking for something new and exciting.

Main duties of the job

As this is a progression post the successful candidate will be working towards:
  • Support a caseload of older adults with mental health problems, using evidence-based, client-centered principles to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and occupational therapy interventions.
  • Provide support and advice to carers.
  • Contribute within the wider MDT in the development of clear care pathways regarding support, care and treatment of older adults with mental health problems.
  • Support student placements

The post holder will hold a caseload of service users whose needs are around Occupational identity, performance and participation. You will provide assessment and intervention aimed at improving these areas in order for the service users to live the lives they want and need.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of role and responsibility can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council



  • Broad range of clinical experience gained through student placements or post graduate experience.
  • Experience of working with clients with complex needs
  • Experience of effective team working


  • Experience of working with an older adult client group
  • Experience of working within mental health services
  • Understanding /experience of working within a community setting



  • Demonstrate learning about all the professions within the team
  • Knowledge of a range of conditions and their management achieved through experience or study


  • understanding of the frameworks/ procedures used within Mental Health Services

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Salford Older Adults Community Mental Health Team

Humphrey Booth Resource Centre


M27 5WW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert