Advanced Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
LUT OT Luton Inpatient Services, Charter House Alma Street Luton LU1 2PJ (expected to work across both Luton & Bedfordshire Directorates as needed)
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
27/07/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within our wide ranging OT service for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist with a strong recovery focus and highly specialist clinical skills.

We are a dynamic and forward thinking team that actively encourages and supports professional and service development. We are looking for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist who is enthusiastic about working in mental health and can demonstrate sound clinical and leadership skills. We would require you to have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, and to have good workload management skills and a compassionate approach to service users.

This post would offer the opportunity to work within a range of settings throughout the service including working age inpatient units, community mental health teams and local Recovery Colleges. Delivering highly specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention in both 1:1 and group settings.

As part of this role you would also be expected to take a leadership role within the service, deputising for the Head OT as needed, and to actively contribute to service development.
Regular managerial and professional supervision will be provided and we also provide monthly opportunities to participate in OT Service-wide CPD events.

Professional development and training are actively encouraged through the appraisal process, and we also offer specialist training opportunities and a Band 7 Support and Development programme.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Joanne BARTLETT-BROWN, telephone 07900 134811, email

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0207 655 4158