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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2022.

Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-117847-SF1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust are working together with Adult Social Care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) in order to deliver our Home First service, offer alongside core Community Therapy.

We have had significant investment in staffing in order to ensure that services can be delivered by the right therapist in the right place at the right time, and to ensure that the local population across LLR receive timely high-quality therapy.

This is, therefore, a really exciting time to be joining the service which brings together an integrated health and social care offer delivered by community-based nursing, therapy and adult social care teams and will allow you to use your therapy skills to:

  • support people to remain in their homes when they are having a health or social care crisis, rather than needing to go into hospital or a care home
  • help people get home from hospital quickly and provide them with rehabilitation and reablement to help restore their health, wellbeing and independence
  • deliver high quality core therapy reablement, rehabilitation and recovery to people within their own homes

We are really proud of this recent feedback for our new service offer:

“I really didn’t want him to go back to hospital, he doesn’t get on well there, he doesn’t know anyone and they don’t really know him. He’s only just come out and he got another infection when he was there. We have got one carer once a day and they couldn’t get him to stand up on Thursday night. By Friday he had been stuck in his chair all night as he was too tired and weak to get up, the Home First Therapists came in and helped. They were so kind; they got him out of the chair and into bed. They made him feel comfortable; they treated him like he was special and not just a number, they made me feel better to”

Do you have the ability to deliver similar high quality compassionate care and think you will be the right person to join our team which is already proven to make a difference?

We have a number of opportunities for innovative and enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists to bring new ideas and share good practice within busy, friendly and supportive teams.

Post 1: A static position within Community Therapy and Home First based at Hinckley Hub (West Leicestershire)

Post 2: A rotational position within Leicester City. Each rotation is 9 months duration, rotation areas listed below:

  • Rotation 1: Evington Centre - physical inpatient setting at the Evington Centre
  • Rotation 2: Community Therapy including Core and Home First Teams across hubs within Leicester City

Post 3: A static position within Community Therapy and Home First based at East North (Melton, Rutland and Syston)

These posts require a level of personal responsibility, and we are looking for someone highly motivated, resilient and proactive with the ability to prioritise and manage their own allocated caseload and work, use their initiative and the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. You will demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to adapt to a changing and pressurised environment. You will work alongside Physiotherapists and Technical Instructors carrying out comprehensive functional assessments and interventions in order to help our patients live as independently as possible. The successful candidate will play a vital role in further developing the therapy service within the teams they work in.

The therapy teams operate in an integrated way whereby Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists are encouraged to work synergistically in order to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients. You will be encouraged and supported to grow your skillset, and to challenge the way we do things. We are looking for determined and self-motivated individuals who can make a difference to the care of patients from all backgrounds, and to promote therapy services within the trust.

As a service we operate Monday to Friday 8-6, Saturday/Sunday 8-4, and 8-4 on Bank Holidays. The candidate will be expected to work a range of shifts across the week.



For more information please contact:

Sam Shetty, OT Clinical Team Lead on Tel: 0116 225 1460 or 0116 225 7983

We offer a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Good terms and conditions
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working practices

For jobs advertised from 1st July 2012, the cost of undertaking a DBS (formerly known as CRB) disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from the individuals’ salary following commencement.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

As a healthcare provider 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 (BME) communities.

Recruitment at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is managed electronically. All communications concerning any vacancy will be sent direct to your NHS Jobs account or via the email account that you “registered” with NHS Jobs. Please check these accounts throughout the recruitment process to ensure that you are fully updated on your application’s progress.

Applicant Guidance Notes are attached to each advert to assist you with the completion of your application. In particular please note the guidance on providing suitable reference details.


Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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