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Occupational Therapist




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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£21,600 - £25,600pa for 30hrs pw (£27,000 - 32,000FTE) depending on experience



Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?
We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

The Cloisters is a 25 bedded hospital (currently being extended to 34 beds) set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. Working in partnership with NHS Trusts, 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.

Are you enthusiastic, motivated, innovative and forward thinking individual? An opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist at Priory Healthcare, The Cloisters.

This role involves:

- Leading, managing and co-ordinating 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.

- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions which provide patients with the confidence, skills and coping strategies required for independent living.

- Respond promptly to referrals, undertake assessments and advise re admissions.

- Represent the hospital in Clinical Network meetings for the region

- Lead the implementation of outcome measures e.g. Cansas and Dialogue.

- Supervise junior staff including Occupational Therapy Assistants

You will have:

- Current HCPC registration

- Excellent organisational and communication skills

- Positive and confident attitude

- Previous supervisory/managerial experience .

This role involves working mainly office hours but you may occasionally be expected to work out of hours to accommodate patients' activities. We believe having a healthy work life balance is absolutely essential therefore, 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.

Benefits of working for us include:

- 33 days annual leave (pro rata) and birthday leave

- Contributory pension scheme

- Comprehensive induction programme and computerised training programme

- On-going access to supervision on a regular basis

- Support in developing your CPD

- Access to occupational health services

- Free parking

- Staff meals

- Employee Assistance Helpline

- Flexible working opportunities

- Staff wellbeing activities

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.

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

Interviews will be arranged as applications are received (depending on the candidates' availability) and we reserve the right to close the advert as soon as an offer is made.

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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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