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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - North/East CMHT posted by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
East: Little bromwich Centre/ North: Reservoir Court, Birmingha
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. If you have not heard from us within a month of the closing date you should presume that you have not been shortlisted. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, however all cases of criminal record history are dealt with on a case by case basis.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality of opportunity, and welcomes applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

All successful applicants will be required to complete the Trust’s induction programme. The Fundamental (Statutory and Mandatory) training will be in an e-learning format. You will be required to complete training modules online (approx. 9-14 hours depending on post) in your own time prior to any unconditional offer being made.


The East and North Hub Community Mental Health Team has a vacancy for a full time and part time Band 6 Occupational Therapist who wishes to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting people with severe and enduring mental health needs.

Successful applicants will hold a designated caseload and offer specific Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to individuals. Applicants should have significant experience of working post qualification in mental health services. You will need to be flexible, energetic, have a positive attitude and demonstrate an ability to work autonomously.

The team is looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with individuals, adopting a creative and problem solving approach to working practice. They should be committed to multi-disciplinary and partnership working, and be able to establish good networks with our Recovery College and other voluntary, statutory and independent agencies.

Successful candidates will enjoy the rewards of working with a client group for whom they will make a significant difference every day.

We offer regular supervision and regular meetings with Occupational Therapy Lead and staff in order to develop good networks, share best practice and develop the service. We would welcome applicants who are willing to participate in the further development of our new service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Juliet Chin-kay, Team manager: East hub CMHT [Click here to apply]

Abi Lucas, Team manger: North hub CMHT [Click here to apply]




Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to this post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill this post. We would advise overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship to self assess themselves, on the UKBA website, to see the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

Please be aware that Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from BSMHFT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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