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Community Occupational Therapist - Band 6 (Cirencester)

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Post Hours: 30 hours

As an Occupational Therapist you would be a key part of our community team, providing assessment, goal planning and reviews, working alongside Physiotherapists, Nurses, and Support staff to enable our patients to gain their maximum level of independence in their own home. You will be working with people with long term and complex needs providing moving and handling assessments and delivering adaptations through the Disabilities facilities Grants process.

As this is a community based role a valid driving licence and a vehicle insured for business use is essential.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with knowledge of the Disabilities Facilities Grant process and a passion for community work. Candidates should have a good variety of clinical experience and be committed to providing the highest standard of assessment and treatment.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, will enjoy working in a team and be able to support junior staff and support staff. They will be experienced in working with adults with physical health conditions in a variety of health and social care settings.

This is a very exciting time to join our team, as we build on our existing services in order to support more people to live independently at home. If you have a passion for community work, and delivering personalised care, then we would love to hear from you.

You will need to be a car driver - Independent means of travel are essential for this role.

To find out more about this exciting role or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Occupational Therapy Lead Sophie Anderson Mobile 07966381298 Or Community Manager Louise Westerman 07816174856.

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

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



  • Degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • Further qualifications relevant to community practice



  • Experience of working in the NHS in the UK in the clinical specialty


  • Experience of supervising, appraising and providing education/training to others

Driving Licence


  • Valid driving licence for UK and use of car for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cirencester Hospital

Tetbury Road



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