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Music Therapist




Mildmay Oaks, Odiham Road, Winchfield,Hook, Hampshire RG27 8BS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


Up to £39,007.23 per annum (FTE) - £15,600.00 per annum (Pro Rata)


15 Hours per week

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Job Advert Role Description

Found in semi-rural Hampshire, Mildmay Oaks is surrounded by fields but is close to rail links and the M3/A30 road networks.

Mildmay Oaks Hospital (CQC rated as Good) has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Music Therapist with experience of working with people with intellectual disability and autism and ideally with experience of working in forensic services though this is not essential.



We are seeking a candidate who can contribute to the development of the Arts Therapy Service covering our Low Secure and Locked Rehabilitation wards and Bespoke Therapeutic Placements (BTP’s) whilst coordinating and carrying out the delivery of assessment and treatment in line with the agreed service provision.

The role holder will utilise music therapy techniques to support patients to engage with, and improve their relational and emotional wellbeing. Responsibilities also include attending multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings and collaborating with other healthcare practitioners to develop personalised treatment plans.

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills, who is able to work within an emotionally demanding environment to deliver high quality and effective arts therapy provision across our setting.

We need someone who can work with a high degree of autonomy, who can use initiative in making decisions, is skilled in forming links with other services and who works well within teams. An ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of managing risk and relational security when working with this client group is essential. Some understanding of mental health conditions would be an advantage. 

The successful candidate will work alongside our Drama therapist and Art Psychotherapist to provide evidence based arts therapy across site using 1:1 and/or group therapy sessions.  The team are currently using EKOS (East Kent Outcome Score) to identify goals for intervention and outcome patients’ progress.  Our highly regarded Arts Therapy service complements the wider therapies department which consists of Psychology, OT, Speech and Language Therapy and Dietician who together with Social Work, nursing and medical staff provide a truly multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to service provision.  

The successful candidate will be expected to provide psychological guidance and consultation to other professionals where applicable and must be able to work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures.


What we offer:

  • £39,007.23 per annum (FTE) - £15,600.00 per annum (Pro Rata)
  • FTE of 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) pro-rata for part-time
  • Your birthday off
  • Robust hospital induction
  • Managerial Supervision by Therapies Lead
  • External Clinical Supervision
  • An enthusiastic and highly patient focused team – constantly striving be the best 
  • Being part of a network of Arts Psychotherapists working across Priory Healthcare Services 
  • Regular Arts Therapy professional meetings
  • Monthly Joint therapy meetings
  • Training opportunities for professional and service development 
  • New exciting international opportunities working with MEDIAN
  • Encouragement and support to undertake research and publications
  • A highly skilled multidisciplinary team to work alongside
  • Free meals and parking
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • HCPC fees paid ( pro rata)


Main Duties include (see job description for full details)

  • Providing evidence based Music Therapy assessment and treatment to an allocated caseload
  • Provision of 1:1 and group interventions to patients to address a range of needs
  • Contributing to MDT care planning and review
  • Contributing to the Care Programme Approach (CPA) process and Care Treatment and Review process (CTR)
  • Facilitating Reflective practice to teams
  • To engage in reflective space with other Arts therapists
  • Contributing to professional development of self and team
  • Facilitate induction and other educational opportunities for new starters and external visitors to site
  • Contributing to audit and research as directed by the line manager


To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • To be educated to Masters level in Music Therapy
  • Be HCPC registered and accredited with BAMT


To discuss the role in more detail please call Victoria Williams, Therapies Lead on 01252 845826 or email


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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