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Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 841-19-251-LW

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Lewis Lane, Cirencester

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed on Tuesday 1st October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


Band: 6

Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 pro rata

Hours: Various options regarding hours are available, including:

  • 37.5 hours per week for 33 weeks
  • 22.5 hours per week for 1 year

We will consider a working pattern between 22.5 and 37.5 hours per week with the length of contract being on a pro-rata basis

Location: Cotswolds Integrated Community Teams – South Cotswolds

Due to Maternity leave and an internal secondment, we have an opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated Community Teams (ICTs) based in Cirencester. The ICT consists of Community Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Reablement who work closely with our co-located Adult Social Care colleagues.

We work in partnership with GPs, community hospitals, mental health services and voluntary organisations to enable people to live as independently as possible at home. The ethos of the teams is a Reablement, person-led approach to recovery and self-management, to ensure we offer care close to home, thus avoiding unnecessary admissions to bed based services.

We are an active player in the development of the local Primary Care Network entering an exciting time as we work with our partners to develop local place based models of care and merge organisations with the local Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust, 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust.

It is a multifaceted role involving both triage and urgent response for rapid assessment of patient need, as well as a caseload of patients in one of the services we provide: bed based Reablement, community Reablement or long term condition management. This is an ideal opportunity for a Band 6 therapist wanting the opportunity to work in a community team at the forefront of development across the urban and rural communities of Gloucestershire.

When applying for this position, please ensure that in your supporting statement, you make it clear as to how you meet the person specification especially the values and behaviours expected of all colleagues. This will figure largely in our short-listing criteria and the overall selection process.

If you would like to work for an Organisation that values its staff, aims to deliver the best care, offering compassion to all patients, their carers and families, and you can demonstrate this to us, we would like to hear from you!

Expressions of interest or informal enquiries should be directed to the Team Manager, Bernie White 01285-881-080 or via email at: or Professional Lead, Sharon McIlwaine on 07891-931-161 or via email at

This vacancy is subject to Standard Disclosure for adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

Short-listing Date: Monday 26th August 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

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.

UK Registration

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

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