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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/07/2021.

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Bank

Job Reference: 449-BSS041

Solent NHS Trust
Children's Therapies
Basingstoke/ Aldershot
£19,737 - £21,142 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking Therapy Assistants who would like to develop clinical skills in the specialist area of paediatrics.

If you are flexible and adaptable, have excellent organisational, communication and problem solving skills and are able to quickly gain a good rapport with people from a range of backgrounds, we would like you to be part of our team!

This position will be based between Aldershot Centre for Health & Adelphi House in Basingstoke.

The Occupational Therapy team is experienced, friendly and supportive. We are committed to excellence and provide regular staff supervision, opportunities to work with and learn from members of the team and contribute to the on-going development of the service. We have excellent working relationships with early years, schools, health and social care colleagues allowing us to share our expertise more widely and create innovative ways of working together to better meet the needs of the child and their family/ carers.

As an Occupational Therapy assistant, you will gain experience across various settings including community clinics, special and mainstream schools, preschools and home visits on your own or supporting a therapist. A typical day may consist of a combination of:

  • clinical appointments or home visits with children and their families,

  • teaching school or nursery staff to carry out interventions

  • the running and booking of clinics

  • managing equipment orders and requests

  • adjusting specialist equipment.


As a bank member of staff you will be able to develop a perfect work/life balance, choosing to work either full or part time. If our Occupational Therapy assistant role appeals, you share our values and feel excited by the prospect of what we can do for your career then we’d love to hear from you.

If you’d like to find out more or arrange an informal visit, please contact Hannah Yelling (Clinical Team Co-Ordinator & Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist) on 07824300953 for an informal chat about the role.

Applicants must have access to a vehicle for work and possession of a full driving license is essential.


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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