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Community Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Bourton on the Water
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust provides care for approximately 600,000 adults, children, and young people across Gloucestershire, including community inpatient and outpatient services, public health nursing, community nursing and therapy staff.

We are currently seeking enthusiastic, skilled Occupational Therapists to work with us in utilising a person-centred approach to aid, coach and support positive outcomes for the diverse population of the North Cotswolds. You will have opportunities to gain experience working in urgent response work, falls response as well as the management of long-term conditions and housing adaptations.

As a Registered Occupational Therapist, you will be caring for patients in their own individualised environment. We work collaboratively with the wider MDT within our service and our Integrated Care System (ICS) partners to provide the high standard of care our patients deserve.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

Main duties of the job

We are a Technologically SMART Trust, offering a 'Mobile office' model providing you with all the equipment needed to carry out your role in comfort whilst on the road. SMART working results in staff safety due to live system and instant access to patient notes and past interactions whilst on the move.

To excel in this role, you will require excellent communication skills, the courage to make clinical decisions and a willingness to develop your potential. You will require current HCPC registration, post-registration experience is helpful but not essential and we have an excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Occupational Therapists.

If you feel you have the drive for excellence and wish to experience the freedom, self-management and progressive nature of Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust Occupational Therapy then make applying the next investment in your future career today.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

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

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We provide a Multi-professional preceptorship programme that is aligned to the National Preceptorship Framework for Nursing and have been awarded the Interim quality mark from NHS England. Our programme is provided to all Newly Qualified Nurses, Nursing Associates, Internationally Educated Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals and Return to Practice Practitioners. In addition to the programme we also offer all preceptees the opportunity of enrolling and completing the level 7 (Masters) 15 credit validated module Preceptorship for Healthcare (AP7026).

Person Specification



  • Registered with HCPC.
  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent.


  • Current Moving & Handling training



  • Ability to demonstrate judgement in complex clinical/operational problems, which require investigating, analysing, assessing and resolving
  • Awareness of the application of Models to address Occupational Performance issues


  • Experience of working as a registered Occupational Therapist or equivalent competency through prior experience

Professional/Managerial/Specialist knowledge


  • Good time management and organisational Skills
  • Good communication Skills both verbal and written
  • Evidence of MDT working and positive interpersonal skills


  • Evidence of a Health Coaching approach/awareness

Driving Licence


  • Driving licence valid for UK

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


George Moore Community Centre

Moore Road

Bourton on the Water

GL54 2AZ

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