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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Secure Services, Forensic Mental Health
Band 5
Fixed Term or Secondment
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Northside House, Norwich
£24,214 - £30,112 gross per annum
21/07/2019 23:59
Interview date

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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We are looking for a passionate, motivated and resilient Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our team on a fixed term basis for one year.

This post will be based at Northside House, a Male Low and Medium Secure Unit in Norwich.

This is an exciting opportunity for an OT with a strong interest in mental health to join our team. Experience in mental health is beneficial however not essential. You will work with minimal supervision, be passionate, kind and proactive when developing all aspects of the OT Service.

You will be supported to further your knowledge and clinical experience in this area with guidance from an experienced Therapy Team. If you are newly qualified you will be supported to complete your preceptorship.

Any applicant should be prepared to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team, patients, carers, relatives and external agencies in order to provide a holistic, cohesive, therapeutic environment and plan of care for any/all patients.

This post is fixed for 1 year. Please note that this post may be offered as a secondment at the discretion of your manager.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other. 

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews are to be confirmed, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nina Mason Clinical Team Leader, Occupational Therapy and Fitness Team. 01603 707500.