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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-19-72809-GC

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Langley Ward
Band 5

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Families, Young People and Children's Services (FYPC)

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


Occupational Therapist

Adult Eating Disorder Service

(Band 5)

1 Years Fixed Term Contract


Full time

37.5 hours




The Eating Disorders Service is a well-established secondary service with a good reputation. There is a large outpatient service and an intensive care programme for patients with low weight anorexia nervosa that consists of 15 in-patient beds.


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and reliable Occupational Therapist, with good interpersonal and team working skills, to work in our specialist intensive care treatment programme for patients with anorexia nervosa. The post holder would be involved in the day to day running of the Day Programme Service, alongside carrying out assessments and planning client-centred interventions.


The post holder would be required to liaise with the ward nursing team to ensure the effective delivery of the intensive care programme. They would be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing a range of therapeutic activities to patients at various stages of recovery. Applicants would be required to have skills and experience in working with individual patients, as well as planning and facilitating a range of group activities. Experience of working with eating disorders is not essential but experience of working in the field of mental health is desirable.


The post holder would be provided with in service training and supervision.


For further information or an informal visit, please contact either: Cheryl Logan, Acting Day Programme Coordinator, on 0116 295 1474 or Sandra Marshall, Team Manager on 0116 225 2557.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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