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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2020.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-CARMHS-15-A

West London NHS Trust
Allied Health Professionals
Ealing Recovery Team East, Ealing
£31,365 - £37,890 £36,069 to £42,712 pa pro rata i

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Senior Occupational Therapist, Band 6


Adult Community Mental Health


West London NHS Trust, Ealing Recovery Team West (Southall)


Ealing Recovery Team West is a friendly and well established multi-disciplinary team working with a diverse population of service users in the borough of Ealing, helping them work towards their recovery goals and live the best life possible. The team works with adults of working age with severe and enduring mental illness to help maximise independent functioning, and actively promote recovery and social inclusion through the use of evidence-based, person-centred interventions. The team is looking to recruit a dynamic, hard-working, and creative Band 6 occupational therapist who is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our service users.


West London NHS Trust has successfully bid for funding to develop its community mental health service in an exciting new direction in line with the community mental health framework and the NHS long term plan. This means the successful applicant will be joining the team at a time when there will be a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of community mental health OT service provision in Ealing to make it more flexible, responsive and accessible. This is a role which will offer you the chance not only to develop your clinical and supervisory skills, but also give you the opportunity to significantly contribute to service development.


In addition to a limited amount of case management, your occupational therapy specific work will include assessment, individual interventions and delivering the innovative new group programme. Opportunities exist to co-work with other professions including vocational services and psychological therapies, as well as undertake training in relevant non-OT specific skills such as DBT and MBT.


In this role you will work closely with the wider clinical team, inpatients services, older persons, perinatal and CAMHS, as well as a wide variety of local 3rd Sector organisations. The post holder will receive line management supervision from the team manager and profession specific supervision from the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for community services. Training and development needs are identified through appraisal and supervision, and the Trust has excellent opportunities for training.


You will be based at the Ealing West Recovery Team, Merrick Road, Southall UB2 4AU. For further information please contact Jo Hardman, Senior Occupational Therapist on 020 8483 1720, or Ian Merrick, professional lead for community occupational therapy on 07808897672 or at

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameIan MerrickEmail addressian.merrick@westlondon.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff

At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.


We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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.

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