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Occupational Therapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year £1400 additional payment per year for forensic Lead
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Specialist Services to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist into the Hampshire & IOW Multiagency Personality Service (HMAPS). We are a specialised community service jointly commissioned between NHS England (NHSE) and Her Majestys Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). The service comprises of the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway and Intensive Interventions and Risk Management (IIRMS) service lines.

This is a psychologically led and informed specialised service. We are a multidisciplinary team providing psychological formulation, consultation, and training to the National Probation Service within Hampshire, to support the probation staff with formulation based psychological ways of working with people under probation supervision who have personality difficulties linked to their offending behaviour. We also provide consultation to NHS teams working with individuals likely to have personality disorder / identified personality difficulties and are at high risk of harm to others/offending in a range of NHS community settings.

Under the IIRMS service, psychological case management, psychoeducational interventions and outreach is provided to a caseload of high risk offenders in a range of NHS and non NHS settings (e.g., probation offices, Approved Premises, and community hub spaces) across Hampshire.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as part of the HMAPS team providing OT expertise to the multidisciplinary team and direct therapeutic input to our service users. The post holder will be responsible for continuing to develop the service in line with the OPD service specifications for high risk service user offenders with personality difficulties. The service is based in Ravenswood House, Fareham, but the work is delivered in a range of NHS and non NHS (e.g., Probation offices) premises across Hampshire. There will likely be opportunity for home working via virtual means as part of the working week. A significant part of the role will be to devise and deliver OT based interventions (group and individual) in these community settings. There is a strong commitment to professional development and an understanding that regular clinical supervision and reflective practice is central to the role.

The attached Job Description will set out specific duties and person requirements. If you are an enthusiastic, dynamic, and organised individual, who can work as part of a team but also autonomously and possess excellent clinical and service development skills, we would like to hear from you. You will need to be creative, flexible, and forward thinking, be able to prioritise workloads in order to meet deadlines.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this post please contact: Dr Helen Stanley, Consultant Lead for OPD Services ( ).

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Post graduate training relevant to mental health
  • An up to date CPD portfolio
  • Current UK driving licence and use of a car



  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Supervision of staff and/or students
  • In depth experience of working in a mental health setting

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ravenswood House

Mayles Lane, Knowle



PO17 5NA

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