Senior Occupational Therapist

£28,700.18 - £30,831.32 (£32,379.69- £34,641.93.FTE) rising to £30,135 - £32,372 (£33,998.67 - £36,374.03 FTE) from January 2022
Role type:
Part Time, Term-Time Only
39 hrs / 39 weeks (0.89 FTE)
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

The role

National Star are looking to recruit a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our existing experienced team. We have an impressive sensory clinic space and are ideally looking for an individual with Sensory Integration experience or with an interest to develop their career into this field with our support and training. 

We provide Occupational Therapy to support young adults achieve their full potential in all aspects of their daily life. This setting offers the unique opportunity to work with our students to develop their independence skills throughout their placement at college and provide bespoke therapy interventions.

You will need to be a creative and dynamic team player with a broad range of clinical skills and knowledge to support individuals with complex physical and learning difficulties. An understanding of complex postural needs and 24 posture management and/or prior experience working with individuals with complex physical disability, PMLD, ABI, Autism or Visual impairment would be desirable. You will work autonomously whilst being part of a supportive team of 9 Occupational Therapists, 3 Occupational Therapy assistants and the Student Technology Team. You will also work closely with other therapy teams, tutors and residential staff.

Please contact our Occupational Therapy Team or Recruitment Department - 01242 527631 if you would like to discuss this opportunity prior to your application or visit our setting. Further information can also be found on our website

About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we've supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

This post offers term time working (39 hours per week over 39 weeks a year 0.89 of FTE), HCPC & COT registration fees covered by the college. 

The salary for this role is £28,700.18 - £30,831.32 (£32,379.69- £34,641.93.FTE) rising to £30, 135 - £32,372 (£33,998.67 - £36,374.03 FTE) from January 2022


Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rate for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. In addition as recognition of the commitment and dedication of our team, salary levels will rise by five per cent for all staff on 1 January 2022. 


Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to  or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.


All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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