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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2020.

Senior Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Job Reference: 327-20-633

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
327 H21500 Care Home Support Team
Edward Jenner Court
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.

JOB TITLE:Occupational Therapist, Care Home Support Team

Band: 6

Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours substantive

Location: Edward Jenner Court

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, Care Home Support Team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of registered nurses, an occupational therapist and a dietitian. The extended team also consists of a designated CCG pharmacist and registered mental health nurses. The team all work together with managers and staff of residential and nursing homes across the county to build relationships, promote best practice in care, and provide training in order to support providers to deliver safe high quality care.

This highly respected and effective team has done much to support the care home community in their continual drive to raise standards of care and to act as a link between care homes and other stakeholders in the wider health and social care arena in Gloucestershire.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join the Trusts’ Care Home Support Team as an Occupational Therapist, you will be required to contribute to the smooth running of the team and support all members. You will require good IT skills and the ability to work with people at all levels, with good communication skills, both verbal and written.

The successful candidate will be a reflective practitioner, able to demonstrate effective clinical reasoning skills, be able to apply theory to practice, demonstrate effective leadership skills and demonstrate effective and sensitive communication with Residents, Care staff , Home Managers and Colleagues across the system .

You should have the ability to use your own initiative but also be team orientated and have a flexible approach to work. You will also require skills to develop and present training packages to care home staff.


We are looking for someone who is dedicated to help the team deliver and promote the highest levels of quality person centred care, together with the aptitude to work autonomously using your own initiative, with excellent prioritisation skills.

This post offers an opportunity to work holistically with a range of partners in health and social care.

Please ensure when completing your application you detail how you meet the person specification requirements.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Helen Davies-Smith, Team Manager on 0300 4218143, e-mail,

Frances Baldwin or Maggie Pugh, Deputy Manager on 0300 421 7129 , e-mail: or

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

Short-listing Date: - 28/09/20

Interview Date: - TBC

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

Applicants should note that all appointments to GHCNHSFT are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, GHCNHSFT will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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