Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2022.

Community Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 301-LBG-22-146862

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Falls Team
Salters Meadow, Rugeley Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood
£32,306 - £39,027

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Community Occupational Therapist

Employer: Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Department: South Falls Team

Location: Burntwood

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme 'Step into Health', supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

There has never been a better time to join the Trust and help shape its future; take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

South Falls Team

Community Occupational Therapist

Salary: Band 6 x 2 posts

Hours per week: 1 x 37.5hr and 1 x 27.5 ( part time hours will be considered and can be discussed)

Job Type: permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Occupational Therapists in the South Falls Team. As an autonomous Occupational Therapist you will work as part of the multidisciplinary falls team caring for adults with an identified risk of falling or with a history of falls. This post is based at Salters Meadow Health Centre in Burntwood and involves community working across South Staffordshire with adults in their own homes.

You will need to be a positive, enthusiastic and innovative individual who possesses excellent communication, organisational and IT skills. You will have knowledge and experience of working in a busy integrated team, of completing functional assessments and goal setting to promote and maximise people’s independence.

The team is dynamic, dedicated to deliver excellent customer service and is driven by outcomes and efficient ways of working.

You will have:

• A diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the HCPC

• An CPD portfolio and be committed to CPD

• A desire to work in the specialist area of falls prevention

• Excellent IT skills

• Confidence within group work settings and delivering presentations

• A full UK driving licence and have access to a car during working hours

• Experience in the NHS.

• A desire to demonstrate that interventions have made measurable outcomes to service users and their carers.

For more information or queries on this post and the work involved please contact:

Rebecca Webb (Operational Lead) 07890 055469 or Gillian Findlay ( Falls Clinical Lead) 07966807049


IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • CQC Good
  • Step Into Health