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Occupational Therapist - Silverwood

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year Incl 5% Fringe HCAS, pa, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 - Occupational Therapist - Full Time - Permanent (2 x Vacancies)

A �3000 Golden Hello package is available with this role, further details provided at offer stage.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SABP) is building a new Mental Health Inpatient Service in Chertsey, Surrey.

Silverwood will contain four adult inpatient wards and is due to open inAutumn 2024. Our ambition is to transform inpatient mental healthcare for our local population.

The new unit will provide 64 beds all with single ensuite bedrooms, two lounges and a dedicated garden for each ward, as well as a woodland area for supervised walks.

For our colleagues working here, there will be access to kitchenettes, a lounge, and a dedicated garden. There will also be an education suite with state-of-the-art digital equipment.

This role is a fantastic and exciting opportunity to be part of a new service providing excellent care to our patients within a state-of-the-art facility. You will work with experienced, knowledgeable, dedicated colleagues as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The post is suitable if you have previous experience working in mental health. You will be very committed to the processes that promote the individual's recovery. The role includes completing high quality, evidenced based occupational therapy assessments and interventions. The post holder will also have knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation. The ideal candidate must have demonstrable experience of supervising teams in a busy environment and have a passion for working with people who are acutely unwell. Effective communication individually and within a group setting, delivering high quality evidence based occupational therapy skills and interpersonal skills are essential.

You would be working alongside Occupational Therapists but will be working within a Therapy Team as well as with other key Multidisciplinary members in the Acute Care Service.

We offer a structured and well supported Occupational Therapy Development Programme. This innovative scheme offers a development pathway for new graduates and more experienced Occupational Therapists to become skilled specialist clinicians with a good range of knowledge and understanding.

The Development Pathway includes:
  • Core skills training
  • Mentoring
  • Regular supervision
  • Attendance at the OT Forum (CPD event)
  • For newly qualified professionals: Preceptorship and Band 5 Reflective Practice

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on Silverwood please click on the link below.

Silverwood - New mental health inpatient service : Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (

For a full breakdown of the Job Role and Responsibilities please find the Job Description attached to this job listing.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • HCPC Registration



  • Occupational Therapy professional qualification


  • Completion of a Fieldwork Educators' course



  • Relevant post qualification clinical experience
  • Experience of using multiple occupational frames of reference and approaches
  • Experience in applying knowledge of the impact of health and disability on occupational performance, participation and identity
  • Experience of using relevant occupational therapy assessment and implementing interventions


  • Experience of contributing to service development/project work
  • Experience as a supervisor

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



St Peter's Hospital, Holloway Hill Lyne


KT16 0AE

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