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Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

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 and have not been an employee of the Trust in the previous 3 years. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Would you like to join an established team but be part of transforming services for those who have mental health needs and serving the population South of the City? If you are a qualified occupational therapist currently at band 5 level and are seeking to establish yourself amongst an experienced multidisciplinary local mental health team, then this is the role for you. The post holder needs to have a focus of keeping patients and their loved ones at the heart of everything they do. To develop a specialist knowledge in the mental health needs of adults and their families, with specific focus and remit to deliver significant improvements in services for patients that have long term mental health conditions and rehabilitation needs.Our core business hours are 09:00-17:00 but some flexibility can be offered.

Main duties of the job

To provide the City South Local Mental Health Team with the defined level of expertise as a registered Occupational Therapist in a dedicated role within the team.To effectively plan and implement a high-quality occupational therapy service with people suffering from serious or complex mental health illness referred to the team. To work autonomously and ensure each service user is assessed in relation to their occupational functioning and work with the individual to identify their plans to maximise independence in relation to daily living.

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

The post holder must have a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy or equivalent and current HCPC registration, have some post qualification experience working as a Band 5 occupational therapist. If newly qualified then bring other mental health experience.Essential is a positive attitude to people with mental health needs and their families.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.

Person Specification

Contractual requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for business use.



  • Experience of working in mental health


  • Experience of supervising staff

Knowledge & Skills


  • Assessment/OT processing
  • Effective risk management
  • Motivational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Able to work independently

Qualifications and Training


  • CPD
  • HCPC registered


  • OT Practice Field work educator

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Stonebridge Centre

Cardiff St, Carlton Road



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