Senior Occupational Therapist

FTE £30,484 - £36,374
Role type:
Part Time, Term-Time Only
27 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (0.61 FTE)
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

Occupational therapy plays a key role in helping to prepare students at National Star in Hereford for their developing life of independence.

We’re looking for a term-time only senior Occupational Therapist to join our team on a permanent basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience occupational therapy within our Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college setting, seeing for yourself how your interventions can help students to develop new skills for life. You will be a creative people person, with bags of enthusiasm to use your professional skills to enhance the lives of students who have big personalities, and even bigger ambitions, to live life to the full.

Find out more about our college and the experiences of some of our students.  

You will be HCPC registered and have some understanding of complex physical and learning disability. We have a dedicated, modern sensory space within our day college and use a range of resources, including Tac Pac, Story Massage, our life skills kitchen, and a range of everyday objects to help students to learn and develop new skills.

Your practice will not be limited to our college setting. You will be encouraged to work in the community with individual students to develop their specific skills for the future.

You will need to be a self-starter as you will be spending much of your time working as the sole occupational therapist within our multi-disciplinary team at our Hereford campus. However, you will be part of a wider team of nine occupational therapists across the charity who work closely with other allied healthcare professionals, tutors, and education care workers for the benefit of students.

Because of the excellent reputation of National Star in Hereford our day college continue to go from strength to strength, attracting a wide range of new students. Now is an exciting time to join our team!


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


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-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.


Staff benefits

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

Free staff mini-bus from Cheltenham and Gloucester to Ullenwood, Monday to Friday. This service operates from 6am - midnight.

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)

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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