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Return to Practice: Allied Health Professionals (Honorary Contracts)

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Depending on experience Honorary Contract (Unpaid Placement)
Closing date
7 Aug 2024

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We understand that you may pause your career. Whatever the reason for this, if you are now ready to come back, we are keen to support you with placement opportunities across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

If you have been out of practice for longer than 2 years, you will need to register with NHS England on their Return to Practice Programme before commencing on a placement. Please see supporting information on how to do this.

We can then offer you a range of flexible clinical placements, enabling you to complete the required practice hours in the following professions:
  • Art Therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists

These placements will be via an honorary contract (unpaid). Various hours available (full time, part time, flexible working). For further information please make contact via the details on the advert.

Main duties of the job

Your day will vary depending on which AHP profession and service you undertake your placement. However, you can expect to be involved in delivering clinical/therapeutic care with a patient group/case load.

You may have to drive across the county if you choose a community setting, as well as provide telephone or virtual calls to patients. If you are working on one of our mental health or community hospital wards, you will be supporting the multi-disciplinary team in delivering high quality care to patients.

You will need to be flexible and adapt to changes as the day can be varied. As part of your placement, you will be involved in seeing patients and undertaking assessments and intervention with support. You may be required to liaise with family members as a part of the therapy/interventions you are providing. If you are working in a clinic it will be varied with a range of conditions that will require you provide an assessment and treatment plan with support.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience working in a clinical setting
  • Seeking to gain clinical experience in order to return to professional practice



  • Diploma or degree in recognised AHP profession
  • Previous HCPC registration
  • No HCPC sanctions

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


1 Kings Court

Charles Hastings Way



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