Apprentice Occupational Therapist

Kent Community Health
Trinity House, Kennington
Competitive salary
01 May 2021
11 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

The CQC has rated us 'outstanding' and says that our colleagues feel supported, valued and respected, with high levels of staff and patient satisfaction.

Our vision is to deliver excellent local services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values (CARE). CARE stands for:
  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

Are you caring, compassionate, motivated and interested in developing your career within the health service? Then this may be the opportunity for you!

Join us at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT), train to become a qualified Occupational Therapist and gain a BSc Hons degree in Occupational Therapy whilst you work. We are recruiting across East and West Kent in the following areas;

Maidstone /Tonbridge area

Please advise us of your preferred geographical location in your application statement.

The Occupational Therapy Apprenticeship is a new and innovative route to 'Learn while you Earn' and combines 4 years of clinical employment, work based learning, and academic learning.

You will be employed as an Apprentice Occupational Therapist at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT). You will work as part of a therapy team within a range of settings and be provided with dedicated time to study for a Bachelor's degree in Occupational therapy in conjunction with Canterbury Christchurch University.

To be considered, you will need a GCSE qualification in English and Maths grade C/level 5 or above or a level 2 functional skills qualification in English and Maths. In addition, we are looking for candidates who hold 3 'A' Levels or who have successfuly completed an Access course or an equivalent level 3 qualification.

We would also like to see evidence of your understanding of the OT role.

Please ensure that you meet these minimum entry requirements before you apply, as applications that do not meet these criteria will not be progressed.

During the apprenticeship you will develop skills and knowledge that will allow you to work in today's dynamic and changing healthcare environment. Whilst you will be based in one specific team, your placements will give you a variety of learning environments working across both internal and external clinical placements to gain an appreciation of the different areas of the local healthcare service. As many of our bases are away from public transport routes, it is a requirement of the role that you are able to drive and have access to a car (subject to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010).

As an employee of KCHFT you will demonstrate our values, and once you have completed all the requirements for registration as a qualified Occupational therapist, you will become a Band 5 Occupational Therapist within the Trust.

The deadline for applications will be midnight on Thursday 13th May

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25th May

For further details please contact:

Gill Davies-Patrick, AHP Learning Environment Lead

Mob: 07880 149167


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGill Davies-Patrick

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As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas also receive 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum of £1,762. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

For important information about how your application is processed, please refer to the 'completing application guidance' document.'

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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