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Occupational Therapist

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Priory Cloisters, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£24,500 - £25,575pa for 30hrs pw (£30,625 - 31,968 FTE) depending on experience



Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

The Cloisters is a 25 bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. Working in partnership with Berkshire NHS Trust, the unit offers inpatient individualised treatment and rehabilitation to patients who have mental health problems and require support to increase their recovery and independence with a view to enabling them to leave the hospital and live in varying levels of supported living accommodation.


Job Advert Role Description

e are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, innovative and forward thinking individual to lead, manage and co-ordinate delivery of Occupational Therapy at the Hospital; ensuring the range and level of interventions, treatments and activities complies with statutory regulations, meets quality standards, and delivers against key performance indicators. Using evidence based and patient centred principles, you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions which provide patients with the confidence, skills and coping strategies required for independent living.


In addition to on site clinical activities, you will be expected to respond promptly to referrals and undertake patient assessments. You will represent the hospital in Clinical Network meetings for the region and lead the implementation of outcome measures e.g. Cansas and Dialogue. You may also be expected to participate in the on call cover for the Hospital. You will be very organised, positive, confident and an effective communicator. Previous supervisory/managerial experience for a group of staff will be an advantage as you will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of more junior staff.


Benefits of working for us include the equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and birthday leave, contributory pension scheme, comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme, on-going access to supervision, support in developing your CPD file and access to occupational health services.


We have a very friendly team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service. We understand the importance of work-life balance and as long as the needs of the service are met, you will be able to work the 30hrs per week very flexibly, depending on your availability.


For an informal discussion please contact Trudi Pheasant at or on 01635 277230.


Closing date for applications is 14th July 2019


Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert earlier if a good number of suitable applications are received before the closing date.


Please email if you are having difficulties applying through our online portal.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from

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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.

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