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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-843-OT

West London NHS Trust
Allied Health Professionals
Treatment and Recovery Teams, London
£33,660 to £43,307 pa inc HCAS

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 Hammersmith & Fulham 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.

Occupational Therapist, Band 6




Adult Community Mental Health




West London NHS Trust, Hammersmith and Fulham Recovery Team




Pay plus inner London payment which is 20% per cent of basic salary.




Are you a registered Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge in a community setting? Come and join our friendly and well established multi-disciplinary team. This is an opportunity which will offer you the chance to develop your clinical and supervisory skills.




The Hammersmith and Fulham Recovery Team works with adults with mental health conditions to provide innovative and effective support and interventions. The team has recently moved into a Clinical Pathways’ model for Psychosis, Complex Depression & Anxiety and Personality Disorder. The team work with service users and carers to help maximise independent functioning, focusing on discharge to less supportive accommodation and actively promoting recovery.




We are seeking a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Community Occupational Therapy team. You will work alongside a Band 6 and Band 7 Occupational Therapist in Hammersmith. Your role will involve developing the Occupational Therapy service across the pathways and the provision of OT assessments and interventions in collaboration with the wider MDT. The Occupational Therapists’ apply the Model of Human Occupation theory to their practise. Training in the Assessment of Motor and Processing skills (AMPS) is available.




The occupational therapists facilitate a number of groups as part of an integrated MDT group programme involving psychological therapies. We would be interested in any additional skills or innovative ideas that candidates can bring to further expand this aspect of the service. The role will particularly support service users’ access to social inclusion opportunities as part of their recovery pathways. You will work closely with the inpatient team, Recovery college, Employment support, Peer support workers and local authority to facilitate effective interventions.


This role will offer an array of learning opportunities and will provide you will the opportunity to expand your experience and skills base. Training and development needs are also identified through preceptorship, appraisal and a well-developed supervision system is in place. We are looking to recruit a new team member who is committed to making a positive difference to the lives of our service users and is passionate about Recovery and Mental Health.


This is an opportunity to work within an exciting and diverse area of central London. You will be based at the Claybrook centre in Hammersmith. The team working hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm and the trust offers flexible working.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Louise Esposito, Senior Occupational Therapist on 0207 386 1275

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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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