Senior Occupational Therapist

FTE £30,964 - £36,946 including 27hrs of CPD per year
Role type:
Full Time, Term-Time Only
44 hours per week / 39 weeks per year
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

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

We’re looking for a number of term-time only senior Occupational Therapists to join our team.

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.

You will be HCPC registered and have some understanding of complex physical and learning disability. We have dedicated, modern sensory spaces within National Star and use a range of resources, 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.

Whether it’s the big moments some of us take for granted or the small triumphs that others wouldn’t expect, together, we focus on what’s possible for every person we support and recognise that the connections we make today are the memories of tomorrow. It’s their life. You make sure they’re busy living it.

You will need to be a self-starter as you will spend time working independently, managing your own caseload. 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.

The hours for this role are 44 hours a week, 39 weeks a year.

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

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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