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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Hafan y Coed, University Hospital Llandough
Llandough , Vale of Glamorgan
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
07/03/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our team within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

This full time Band 6 post will be based within our Low Secure Services in purpose-built facilities in Hafan y Coed at the University Hospital Llandough. The work is exclusively with Mentally Disordered Offenders.

You will be working within a dedicated and well-established team of Occupational Therapists and Technicians within a collaborative multidisciplinary team. The post will include work both in inpatient settings and with community based service users within the Forensic Community Multi-disciplinary service.

The Occupational Therapy team use the Model of Human Occupation (MoHO) as a framework for practice informed by a wide array of MoHO assessments. The focus of the team is collaborative, solution focused approaches to recovery and skill development with our service users.

The role is suited to Occupational Therapists with a knowledge of serious mental disorder and recovery. Awareness of working with Mentally Disordered Offenders would also be beneficial.

The Occupational Therapy service within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is committed to the development of its workforce and will actively support the post holder to develop into the full scope of the role. This post is based within mental health services and will benefit from joining an experienced group of staff with a strong professional network across mental health services.  

Regular supervision is provided, senior staff meet regularly as a leadership team and we have regular professional forums to support Occupational Therapy practice across the service.

We are looking for someone who shares our values that:

      • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
      • We trust one another
      • We respect each other
      • We take personal responsibility
      • We treat people with kindness
      • We act with integrity

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date:   7 March 2021

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alex Hibbert Team Lead Occupational Therapist 02921824534

or Jenny Pinkerton Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist 02921824891