Band 6 or Band 7 Occupational Therapist

(Band 6 - £10,600 - £13,821 per annum (FTE £29,762 - £38,767 per annum); Band 7 - £14,218 - £15,592 per annum (FTE £39,881 - £43,737).)
Location: The Link Primary School, Beddington, CR0 4PG Hours: Part Time, 14 hours a week, Term Time Only (working 39 weeks per year), Wednesday & One other week day.

Closing Date: 12/09/2019

Job Description

The Link Primary School formulates part of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust providing non-residential, specialist teaching and therapy for 51 children aged 4-11 years whose primary need is Speech, Language and Communication. Many of the pupils are also on the autistic spectrum and have a wide range of cognitive and sensory need.

The post holder will join an established team of occupational therapists who are jointly responsible for providing a therapy service to the Link Primary School. The team works in partnership with teachers and support staff in our child centred classrooms.

Please see the full Job Description for Band 6 and 7 in the attachment –Band 6 OT – JD Band 7 OT – Job Description

Person Specification

We require an experienced Occupational Therapist to work as part of our dynamic multi-disciplinary team (including Speech and Language Therapists) to support our pupils in accessing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as liaising with parents/carers and other external professionals and agencies. You will work closely with teaching staff, helping to integrate therapy and learning objectives, as well as instructing and supporting teaching staff in delivering therapy programmes/groups and use of specialised equipment. You will also deliver training to other staff.

We can offer you:        

-Local Government Pension Scheme

-Line management and clinical supervision

-A programme of continuing professional development

-Supportive team

-Opportunities to develop skills and competencies in working with children with a range of needs and diagnoses.

Please see the full Person Specification for Band 6 and 7 in the attachment – Band 6 OT – PS Band 7 OT – Person Specification

Further Information

If you have any queries or wish to have an informal discussion please email Sandy Turner (Principal) on

Orchard Hill College and Academy 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.

Note – 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 a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body in these circumstances, would not satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Application Guidance

To apply for this role please  download an application form and please send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12 p.m. Thursday 12th September 2019

Interview Date: w/c Monday 16th September 2019

We cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you have put into our son. You are amazing and we appreciate everything you have done for us as a family.


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