Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist- Subject to Banding

Job Reference: 313-A-20-86032-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Occupational Therapy
£31,365 / £33,176 / £33,779 / £37,890

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Not all Heroes wear capes. Now more than ever, being a #NHSHero is something to be proud about.

Are you a dynamic, motivated, adaptable Occupational Therapist with a passion for sharing good practice? We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work across different community hospital in-patient units in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as service needs require.

You will have a base ward at Swithland Ward, Loughborough Hospital- a sub-acute and rehabilitation ward where you will work 2 days, subject to service need. This will give you an opportunity to :

  • Develop and take part in local team developments
  • Build your leadership skills
  • Have regular support and supervision

This role is not limited to Loughborough so will provide you with an opportunity and greater exposure to working across the trust for the remaining days. Depending upon the needs of the service you will be expected to cover all of the community inpatient hospitals located in Coalville including stroke ward, Hinckley, Melton, Rutland, Market Harborough including the stroke ward, two city wards based at the Evington Centre on the Leicester General Hospital site.

The occupational therapy teams across the areas are part of an integrated Therapy team who have a diverse number of around 6 therapists/unqualified therapy team members. The teams are small and friendly and work closely with the rest of the multidisciplinary team. The team structure usually consist of band 5s, Band 6’s and generic Technical instructors there is also a band 7 Therapy Lead looking after each team. Successful applicant will be managed by the therapy lead based at Loughborough Hospital but will be supported by the therapy leads on other sites when working across these sites

The role will involve supporting the occupational therapy service across the sites to provide continuation of the therapy service i.e. when there is a vacancy or sickness. Assessment and treatment of sub-acute, medically unwell patients and those needing short stay rehabilitation. Conditions may include stroke and other neurological conditions, fractures, hip and knee replacements, frail elderly, palliative and End of life patients.


You will need to have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Complex discharge planning skills
  • Will need a wide range of treatment skills
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Will need to use car at work to complete access visits to patient’s property
  • Stroke experience would be beneficial

In addition to this you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Training – can access a wide variety of training courses through our learning and development team.
  • Regular supervision both clinical and management.
  • Free parking on all the sites.
  • Opportunity to claim mileage for mandatory training and clinical access visits.
  • Yearly appraisals to support progression and leadership skills

Working pattern for this role will be Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4.30; might need to work bank holidays as well.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Hansa Varia OT Therapy Lead Tel :07584541685

Micheala Ireland Matron Tel: 07917270701


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.

Twitter @lptjobs /

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Gold
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2016