Occupational Therapist – Band 6 (equivalent)
  • Hours 37.5 (FTE) (part-time considered)
  • Salary £31,365 – 38,403 (depending on experience) FTE
  • Closing date Wednesday, 30 June 2021
  • Location
  • Contact
    Name: Mark Jiggins
    Telephone: 01372 841111
    Contact address:
    QEF Care and Rehabilitation Centre
    Woodlands Road
    KT22 0BN

An exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist looking to make an impact on the lives of people following acquired brain injury, incomplete spinal injury or stroke.

As part of our existing occupational therapy team, you will work with our friendly, dynamic multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the wider success of these services.

QEF Care and Rehabilitation Centre offers neuro-rehabilitation to clients after a stroke or other acquired brain injury. Our specialist multi-disciplinary team provides therapy input to those with physical, cognitive and/or communication disabilities, which may also include mild to moderate behavioural problems.

We have a diverse range of one-to-one support programmes, tailored to help improve social and functional abilities as well as support for that important move home and back to education or work.

The role will support a range of in-patients and out-patients alongside the existing teams.


We are excited to be growing our neuro-rehabilitation therapy team based in Leatherhead, Surrey.   We moved into our new 48 bed Centre in July 2020 and now have the opportunity to support more people experiencing disability. You will be part of an organisation with a rich history that is developing into the future.

We have a friendly and experienced rehabilitation team including support workers, nurses, physio’s, speech and language therapists and clinical psychologists.

All staff participate in the key therapist/worker program for clients.

Your personal development will be supported with supervision, reflective practice, in-house training and CPD opportunities.

This role is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks which will include an Enhanced with adults barred list check DBS (at the cost of QEF if you are not already a member of The Update Service).


You are passionate about your area of work

Our Values and Behaviours inspire you

You hold a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy and up to date HCPC registration

You are a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and work within the scope of your professional guidelines

You have post graduate experience and knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions in the treatment and management of clients requiring physical and neuro rehabilitation and/or physical and learning difficulties.

You have relevant experience in physical management of people following a neurological event

You have evidence of relevant post graduate courses, CPD and an up-to-date professional portfolio


Being part of QEF means that you will be valued as a key member of a charity that is passionate about its work.  You’ll gain a sense of professional satisfaction from knowing that every day you have worked as a team to improve someone else's life. Whether you work in one of our client-facing services, or at the head office, you’ll never be far away from the inspiring journey of our service users.  In addition, you’ll receive:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata)

Pension and Life Assurance

Westfield Healthcare Cash back scheme and shopping discounts

Free on-site parking

Range of training opportunities provided to ensure career development


Actively participating in learning, development and feedback opportunities.

Promoting QEF’s Equal Opportunities policy.

Being an active team player.

Being an ambassador of QEF’s Values and Behaviours.


QEF is proud to be an equal opportunities employer

We guarantee to interview all applicants who meet the criteria for a vacancy and to consider each applicant on their ability to do the job

Please contact HR if you require any reasonable adjustment(s) for the application process or interview stage


Visit www.qef.org.uk/jobs/current-vacancies for a copy the Job Description and Person Specification.

Mark Jiggins, Lead OT, would love to hear from you if you would like an informal chat or visit before applying.  Get in touch via mark.jiggins@qef.org.uk  


If you are interested in becoming part of team QEF please APPLY NOW!