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Community Occupational Therapist (London)

Community Occupational Therapist

Based in London, covering a wide geographical area

Status: Permanent

Salary: Band 6, £26,959-36,104 per annum dependent on experience, plus a 5% fringe allowance

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week


Combat Stress was established in 1919. We are the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For almost a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women deal with trauma-related mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.

Today we provide UK-wide support to veterans from every service and every conflict, on the phone and online, in the community and at our treatment centres. We’re on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injuries can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, we’re there to help tackle the past and to take on the future.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Community Outreach team. As the Community Occupational Therapist you will work closely with a Community Mental Health Nurse, assessing and treating veterans who register with the charity. Your role will include the delivery of an Occupational Therapy group programme and 1:1 work in the community that achieve the goals of increasing resilience and wellbeing and facilitating the journey of recovery. You will also have the opportunity to establish pathways into and out of the residential treatment in conjunction with the occupational therapists in those centres.

You must have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered. Significant broad-based post registration experience at Band 5 or above is essential. You should have a broad range of mental health skills and knowledge, interest or experience with military veterans. You should have experience using evidence based assessments and treatment, including knowledge of clinical outcome measures.

Candidates must possess excellent organisational, communication and problem-solving skills, and be highly skilled at working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams, and be able to deliver clinical excellence.  The role also requires the ability to work autonomously and travel extensively in the community.

What we offer

You will work within a charity that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate for the climate and one that has a fantastic cause and committed follower base.

In addition, we offer the following benefits;

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with an increase upon 5 years of continuous service
  • competitive stakeholder pension scheme - contributions matched up to 10%
  • childcare vouchers
  • discount shopping
  • cycle to work scheme


How to apply

To apply, please download the application form and return along with an up to date CV and covering letter to

For further information about the roles please contact Jolandi du Preez, Occupational Therapy Lead (


Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date: 11th March 2018

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0800 138 1619

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