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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/01/2020.

Band 5 Therapist

Job Reference: 846-08970-CG-A

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapist
£24,214 - £30,112 pro rata per annum

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there’s never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us ‘outstanding’ and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

The West Kent Therapies Service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Band 5 Therapist to join our established Therapy Team.

Our teams of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants cover Community Hospitals and urban and rural areas in West Kent. We see patients with a wide range of problems including musculoskeletal, neurological, orthopaedic and complex co-morbidities. Our staff work closely with our GP partners, Rapid Response, Community Nurses, Complex Care Nurses, Integrated Care, Health & Social Care Coordinators and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

This post is within the vibrant service based at the Coxheath Clinic where we provide rehabilitation and moving and handling solutions for patients in their own homes as well as in groups in our clinics. Locally we are working closely with our clinical partners on new developments to enhance our excellent patient-centred care

Now is a excellent time to be joining Kent Community Health Foundation Trust as we received an Outstanding rating from our last CQC inspection. Our teams have great opportunities for further career development and support for Continuing Professional Development through our internal training and external courses.

The service responds to the rehabilitation needs of adults of all ages, therefore you will be required to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. If you are a highly motivated individual and willing to work autonomously as well as part of a team then we would like to hear from you.

You must be an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and will be required to travel around the Trust in a timely manner.

Interview will be held on 28th January 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details/informal visit contact:

Praveen Nadar 07393269456

Paula Walsh 07831376517



As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

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In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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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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