Occupational Therapy Jobs with Pulse

Pulse is a leading recruitment agency for occupational therapists. We give our workers access to the best occupational therapy jobs in the NHS, community, social services and leading private healthcare organisations, across the UK.

Every day we place occupational therapy professionals like you into a wide range of different roles including: community OTs, acute medical OTs, neuro rehab OTs, rapid response OTs, orthopaedic OTs, stroke OTs, paediatric OTs and mental health OTs jobs.

Occupational Therapy Jobs In The UK

Explore our range of permanent, temporary and locum occupational therapy roles across the UK.

Band 6 – OT – General

Are you a compassionate Occupational Therapist looking for a new opportunity to expand your skills? Pulse is currently seeking a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our well-established NHS trust based in…

Surrey
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Band 6 Occupational Therapist – Acute

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in acute care? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS client’s acute…

Bedfordshire
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Mental Health – OT

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in mental health? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic client…

London
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Band 7 – Occupational Therapist – Advanced Paediatrics

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist who has experience in Paediatrics? Pulse is seeking a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to work in a Paediatrics service at an innovative private trust in Channel…

Channel Islands
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Band 6 – Occupational Therapist – Acute Inpatient

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in acute care? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS client’s acute care…

Hampshire
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Band 6 Occupational Therapist – Acute

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in acute care? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS Trust acute…

London
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Band 6 OT Occupational Therapist- Neuro

Are you an Occupational Therapist who specialises in Neurology? Our private client is looking for an experienced and caring Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join their community neuro rehab team, based in…

London
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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity has become available for a locum Band 6 Occupational Therapist to be part of our client’s inpatient rehabilitation team within an NHS located in London. The post is available…

London
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Band 7 Occupational Therapist – Emergency Department

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist ? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS client’s emergency team based in Berkshire. This vacancy…

Berkshire
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Band 6 – OT – Neuro

Are you an Occupational Therapist who specializes in Neurology? Our NHS client is seeking an experienced and caring Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join their community Neuro team based in London. The…

London
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BAND 6 – OT – ACUTE

An opportunity has become available for Band 6 Physiotherapist to join a well-established Acute Service within our client NHS Trust based in London. This post is to start immediately, offering full-time hours…

London
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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in mental health?  An exciting opportunity has become available for a Mental Health Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic Private…

Nottinghamshire
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Kick off your healthcare career with Pulse

If you’ve just graduated, or are soon to be graduating, as an
allied healthcare professional you’re probably thinking ‘what’s next?’ There’s no need to be overwhelmed once you leave uni – we’ll take away any of the stress and anxiety of graduating. Leave the job hunting to us.

With Pulse you’ll benefit from our knowledgeable consultants who will get to know you and understand exactly what you’re looking for. Your consultant will become your trusted advisor, and help you navigate your first steps into your healthcare career.

Plus, the beauty of agency working is that you can choose from such a wide variety of roles. Try on a few different specialisms for size before you settle on a focus area; ideal for your future career progression. And we haven’t even mentioned the pay rates, which are typically higher than permanent graduate roles.

Occupational Therapy Jobs FAQs

What does an occupational therapist do?

An occupational therapist’s role is to help people with day-to-day activities who, for some reason such as disability, illness, trauma etc have difficulty with these types of tasks. This could involve creating plans of goals and adjustments to enable people to do everyday activities and the things they want to do. For example, commuting to work, playing sports, or simply doing the dishes.

Who you work with could depend on the type of organisation you work for whether you’re working for the NHS or in a private occupational therapy job, however it will most commonly be those with mental health conditions, physical disabilities and/or elderly people.

What different types of occupational therapist roles are there?

Occupational therapy is a broad profession. As an occupational therapist, you can often choose to specialise in a particular area. Some of the specialities are:

  • Autism
  • Brain Injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Hand Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Paediatrics

As well as specialisms, there are also a range of seniority levels, for example occupational therapy assistants all the way up to highly specialist occupational therapists. The type of job can also differ depending on whether you choose to work for the NHS or an occupational therapy agency, as there are plenty of permanent, temporary and locum occupational therapy roles in the industry.

How much does an occupational therapist earn?

The average salary for an occupational therapist is around £32,000 – £34,000. The average starting salary is £26,000 and the average salary for an experienced occupational therapist is £46,000. These figures will also depend on the type of organisation you work for. A private occupational therapy job pay scale may differ to an NHS occupational therapist.

How do you become an occupational therapist?

To become an occupational therapist in the NHS, you need to obtain a degree in occupational therapy. Then you can register with the Health and Care Professions council before you can start practising. More information about how to become an NHS occupational therapist can be found here.

Why Choose Pulse?

Our recruitment team recognises the skills required to become a successful occupational therapist and uses this insight to find a you a job that is appropriate to your training and experience. We work hard to understand your career aspirations and help you make the best decisions to achieve them.

All our occupational therapist jobs offer the following benefits:

A team you can rely on

We’re proud to have been awarded approved supplier status on all major NHS frameworks; meaning unlike some agencies, our healthcare professionals have access to vacancies at all major NHS trusts. These awards recognise our commitment to supplying highly qualified candidates, assure our quality and compliance, and acknowledge our excellent levels of service. Register with Pulse and get access to these jobs before they are available at other agencies.

Read more about the frameworks we supply to here.

Rewards & benefits

You’ll receive a range of excellent rewards and recognition for your hard work.

Training

You’ll be given expert training, support and advice to ensure you progress in your career.

Read our FAQs

We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions to give you the answers you need.

Register with Pulse

By registering with Pulse today, you’ll gain access to the latest doctor jobs instantly. You also have the option to get in touch with one of our specialist recruiters who can guide you through your job search to help you find your perfect role. We are experts in the healthcare industry which helps us to understand your requirements and provide tailored solutions that fit your needs.