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Return to Practice - Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 325-A-19-79094

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Guildford / Epsom / Redhill
Honorary placement

Are you an Occupational Therapist looking to return to practice?

Have you been out of practice for more than two years and are no longer registered with the HCPC?

Have you registered your interest in returning to practice with the HCPC?

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking to support Occupational Therapists back into practice.

Return to Practice gives previously registered Occupational Therapists the opportunity to return to the profession by undertaking 30/60days (dependent on time out of practice) of updating over a 1 year period. This usually includes a combination of home study and clinical experience.

The Occupational Therapists in the Trust are valued for their occupationally focused interventions that they provide, and each division has a clear occupational therapy assessment and intervention pathway. We have a strong occupational therapy leadership team, who are focusing on implementing occupational science and neuroscience into our practice.

We will identify a specific Occupational Therapists supervisor to support you through your supervised practice placement and you will have access to the CPD opportunities within the occupational therapy service. We have opportunities across our mental health and learning disabilities services.

For further information, to chat through the opportunities or to arrange a visit please contact:

Louise Wiggins (Senior Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy) on or 07825 732925


Alison Newport (AHP Education Manager) on



Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

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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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