Salary: £51,488 - £57,802 pa including HCAs

Salary Band: AfC Band 7

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week 

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Therapies Team and drive forward Royal Trinity’s vision and values to ensure safe and outstanding care for our patients, helping them to make the best of every moment.

Our team of specialist palliative care Therapists (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Complementary Therapy) provide holistic and expert support to patients with progressive and life-limiting illness and those close to them.

This exciting opportunity focuses on providing an Occupational Therapy service delivering high quality, evidence-based interventions. Working collaboratively with all members of the Specialist Palliative Care Team to develop and shape palliative care pathways to deliver excellent patient care and service improvement.

If you would like to be part of a team that makes a difference, plays an active role on Royal Trinity’s impact within the community then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

We are in a lovely location with beautiful surroundings and have teams with exceptional reputations they are proud of.

We offer great training, support and development in addition to an attractive benefits package.

Responsibilities of a Senior Occupational Therapist

  • Provide a patient-centred specialist Occupational Therapy (OT) service to palliative care patients admitted to the inpatient unit (IPU), attending out-patient services or in the community.
  • To work independently and as a part of the inter-disciplinary team (IDT), applying clinical skills in occupational therapy (OT) and includes individual and group orientated approaches.
  • To work within the Therapies team as an active member of the IDT, understanding profession specific roles, liaising and attending IDT meetings and relevant clinical and case planning meetings.
  • To work closely with other team members and supervise junior members of staff, including the palliative care assistants, students and volunteers.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and continued development of the Therapies Service in line with Therapies departmental and Royal Trinity wide objectives/ work plan.
  • Communicate effectively at every level within the organisation and in the external environment, maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues and peers.

Skills and experience required

  • Recognised Occupational Therapy Degree and up to date HCPC registration
  • Demonstrable experience in palliative care and experience across a range of clinical areas at B5/ B6 level, e.g., oncology, learning disabilities, neurology, orthopaedic, elderly care, rehabilitation etc.
  • Impeccable assessment, treatment intervention and goal setting skills
  • Experience of evidence-based practice and outcome measures
  • Enthusiasm and a flexible attitude to work
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a wider team
  • Show a passion for working with and supporting the needs of adults with a life-limiting condition, with a real commitment to delivering the highest level of care at all times
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 


  • We match Agenda for Change/NHS terms and conditions for maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • Length of service for those joining directly from another CQC regulated organisation (NHS, social care, hospice) is recognised in annual leave, maternity, paternity and long-term sickness pay
  • A pension scheme is offered with employer contributions of up to 7.5% or a continuation of your existing NHS pension
  • A generous 27 days annual leave increasing to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years, plus bank holidays (any bank holidays worked will be given back in lieu)
  • Cycle to work scheme and interest-free season ticket loans available
  • Free eyesight test for DSE users and a contribution towards the cost of glasses
  • 25% store discount in Trinity shops
  • Life assurance cover
  • Lots of opportunities to attend exciting and high-profile events e.g. a staff lottery to attend our regular biannual Gala dinner; participating in Royal visits, and the annual summer garden party
  • Regular ballots for donated free tickets and prizes
  • Access to courses of free counselling on the phone or face to face

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Royal Trinity Hospice is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Everyone at Trinity is treated fairly with dignity and respect irrespective of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, nationality, race, religion or belief. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organisation that encourages and supports fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) in all its forms. 

How to apply

If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please complete the online application below.

For an informal chat or visit please contact Moira O’Connell, Head of Therapies on 0207 787 1000.

Closing Date: Wednesday 3 July 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 16 July 2024 (TBC)

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