This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.

Priory Cloisters, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN
Priory Group Division
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
37.5 hrs p/wk
Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

The Cloisters is a 25 bedded open rehabilitation unit, set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The unit offers in-patient rehabilitation services to service users who require longer hospital stays than provided in an acute ward, to develop independent living skills prior to moving into community based accommodation.

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking to recruit a dynamic person to join our Occupational Therapist team. The successful candidate will provide support and facilitate individual and group sessions to patients who have long and enduring mental illness in an inpatient hospital setting working collaboratively with individuals to promote their recovery and enhance their social inclusion. The role will have a significant social and recreational element which will require the development of therapeutic relationships with some out of hours and weekend working. you will assist our lead occupational Therapist, healthcare assistants and nurses in the assesment , planning, implementation and evaluation of individule care plans.


The successful candidate will have excellent listening, communication and report writing skills. You will be motivated, highly reliable, willing to work flexible hours and able to work within an emotionally demanding environment. You will be able to demonstrate a positive, creative and an imaginative approach to problem solving. It is desirable that you will have relevant experience within mental health and have level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent. The role involves taking service users in to the community and on rehabilitation trips therefore it is essential for the post holder to have a full UK driving licence held for more than 3 years and be willing to drive our hospital vehicles.



This is a full time post of 37.5 hours per week worked predominantly Monday to Friday but will include some bank holidays and weekends when required and at times outside the normal office hours.


As an employee at The Cloisters you will enjoy free meals whilst on duty, 5 weeks annual leave per year and in addition to this you will also have a day off for your birthday. Priory also have a comprehensive package of additional benefits. We also provide a comprehensive training package to support you in your role within our multidisciplinary team. Continuous Professional Development opportunities are also supported through our excellent Priory Academy where there are also additional on line courses to complete.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description
Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.