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Community Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking ot fill a full-time post at a Local Mental Health Team covering the Broxtowe and Hucknall area of Nottingham. Our core business hours are 09:00-17:00 but some flexibility can be offered.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to come into post and develop their skills in community mental health working with an adult age population.

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. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a proactive, compassionate, caring and recovery focused Occupational Therapy with excellent communication skills to join our existing dynamic multidisciplinary Local Mental Health Team. The post- holder will work alongside our experienced Occupational Therapist's to offer interventions that promote recovery, enabling patients to live their best life.

In return, we offer you a supporting network of colleagues, opportunities for career development, access to high quality supervision, and an employer who is supportive of your own physical and mental wellbeing.

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

This post is both rewarding and a vital role towards the delivery of treatment to our patients in the Broxtowe and Hucknall area.

To assess, implement and review a high-quality Occupational Therapy service with the patients in their own homes and local environments. To offer your advice, skills and expertise as part of the wider MDT.

Professional and clinical supervision will be provided.

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



  • Degree/diploma OT
  • HCPC



  • UK driving licence & access to a vehicle



  • Adheres to the values of this Trust



  • Physically able to perform a full range of duties
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems
  • Awareness of effective risk management skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Assessment and OT processing skills


  • Experience of working in community mental health
  • OT Practice Field work educator

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Beeston Clinic

38 Wollaton Road



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