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Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for an Occupational Therapist as part of our Intensive Intervention Risk Management (IIRMS) Service, Options for Change +. This service forms part of the community OPD (Offender Personality Disorder) Pathway service provision within Probation across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and aims to support high risk individuals successfully navigate the transition from prison to living back in the community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to support the ongoing delivery of the IIRMS service, being part of the referral process, supporting in-reach assessment and engagement sessions, assisting with day-to-day living and co-facilitating the delivery of a 'hub' day for a small cohort of identified service users. This is an exciting new role which we hope to develop with the successful candidate in line with service needs and the individuals expertise.

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

In addition to in-reach prison healthcare Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust's Offender Health provides specialist treatment to individuals with personality related difficulties at HMP Whatton and HMP North Sea Camp, in addition to 2 Therapeutic Communities at HMP Gartree and HMP Dovegate (joint NHS/ HMPPS), and also offers OPD services within Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire (community provision). This position is within the Community OPD service across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. We are keen to work with people who are eager to work across offender health services.

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

We are committed to working in partnership with the National Probation service- this service is a joint enterprise so relies on collaborative working. The successful applicant will be based within probation and work closely with Probation Practitioners to deliver a joint service.

We also work in partnership with prison services, other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice and reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of individuals in the criminal justice system by offering consistent, equitable, high quality services to service users. If this sounds like a care group you would like to join- We would like you to be part of our team. You should be enthusiastic, motivated patient focused and enjoy a challenge and ideally have experience or knowledge of an OPD service or the OPD pathway.

Want to know more?

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Felicity Nichols

01949 803473 / 01205 769442

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered
  • BSc or MSc in Occupational Therapy or equivalent


  • Practice Placement Educator APPLE accredited.

Further Training


  • Evidence of regular relevant CPD activities

Work Experience


  • Experience of working with older people with mental health conditions and/or dementia
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Recent experience of working with older adults with physical conditions
  • Experience of working in a community or primary care team



  • Assessment and OT process skills relevant to clinical area
  • Effective and positive risk management skills
  • Excellent communication skills including IT skills
  • OT skills in relation to longer term and acute mental health
  • Motivate service users
  • Effective use of clinical supervision / appraisal
  • Team working
  • Motivated and able to work under pressure
  • Positive attitude to working with older people


  • Experience of supervising non-registered staff and students

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview 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 legislatio

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


National Probation Service, Grange House, 46 Union Street, Grantham, NG31 6NZ

or National Probation Service, 8 Corporation Street, Lincoln, LN2 1HN or Duncan MacMillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham


NG31 6NZ

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