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Community Mental Health Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Green Lane
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
28 May 2024
We are very excited to be able to offer an Occupational Therapist Band 6 post within our well established multi-disciplinary Recovery team based across Tewkesbury and Cheltenham and covering the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. The successful applicant will gain valuable Mental Health experience within a well respected and successful service under the direct leadership of the Operational Team Manager and Band 7 OT Clinical Lead embedded within the team.

The Tewkesbury Recovery Team work within the principles of recovery and social inclusion to provide assessment and evidence based interventions for adults experiencing serious and enduring mental health difficulties. At Band 6 the post holder will be motivated, conscientious and reliable with experience of working in a community setting, a car driver, able to care coordinate a caseload (within the CPA policy) and have basic IT skills.

We are looking for someone who has a good understanding and high level of commitment to the recovery process and social inclusion. An awareness of Sensory Processing and/or AMPS training is preferable.

As a registered professional you will hold a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy with Health Professional Council Registration. Supervision and continuing professional development will be integral to this post.

Main duties of the job

This is a fantastic opportunity to be supported in your continuous professional development and receive supervision from the Band 7 OT Clinical Lead to support (your) provision of a high quality service.

This could also be an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Band 5 OT with mental health experience to step up in to that first Band 6 role with the direct supervision and support of the Band 7 OT Clinical Lead.

If you are excited by the possibility of working within this service we want to hear from you.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post, will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust's Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application.

For further details contact Tewkesbury Recovery Team Manager Oliver Pennell

Tel: 01684 861150 or email

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered OT with HCPC


  • Member of RCOT
  • Training in Sensory Processing and AMPs assessment



  • Mental Health Experience


  • Community Mental health

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good understanding of Recovery Model
  • Awareness of Sensory processing and AMPS assessment


  • Experience of care coordination of complex cases

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Avon House

Green lane Business Park

Green Lane

GL20 8SJ

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