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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/06/2022.

Therapy Assistant/Technical Instructor

Job Reference: 163-2626E-06-22

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Assistive Technology
£22,549 to £24,882

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.



£22,549 - £24,882 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 4)

37.5 hours per week - PERMANENT


This is a great opportunity for someone with an aptitude for working with people with disabilities and technology and who enjoys working in a dedicated team with a shared purpose. This role is key to ensuring that our clients throughout Yorkshire and the Humber are well supported with their use of assistive technology.


Our team has an excellent reputation for quality in providing regional NHS services for communication aids and environmental control across Yorkshire and the Humber - providing technology to individuals with severe disabilities. Search online for “Barnsley Assistive Technology Team” to see our website and find more information about what we do.


If successful, you will be working in the community with clients in their own homes and their schools, colleges, residential or care homes. When not in the community you will work out of our base at Barnsley Hospital and/or home and you will be key to helping us deliver a high-quality service to our clients.


You need to be passionate about supporting children and adults with disabilities, have experience of assistive technology and be motivated to develop new clinical and technical skills. You will work closely with speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and healthcare scientists and implement their client support programmes. You will need excellent communication skills as you will often be the link person from our team providing progress reports and feedback from clients, carers and professionals in a range of settings. You will need to work well with the team of clinicians, administration staff and technical support and will need excellent organisational and time management skills.


If you are highly motivated, hardworking, conscientious, a good team player, willing to learn and develop and passionate about the use of assistive technology and working with people with disabilities, then please look at our website and apply!

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail.Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).The cost of the DBS will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Please note that these charges are not applicable for roles band 5 and below.


As from 6th April 2022 the charges will be:


Standard Check:£18.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one-off payment.

Enhanced Check:£38.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £13.69 deduction from 1st months’ salary, then deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th June 2022

Interview to be held on: 29th June / 30th June and/or 1st July 2022

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-2626E-06-22


Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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