Occupational Therapy Jobs with Pulse
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 5/6 – OT/Physio – Hand Therapist – Crewe
Pulse is now seeking to recruit a Band 5/6 Hand Therapist Occupational therapist to join an innovative NHS trust in Brighton, Sussex. This position offers full-time hours for an initial 6-month period.…
Band 5/6 – Occupational Therapist – Mental Health – Fareham
Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in mental health? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 5/6 Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS…
Band 5/6/7 – Occupational Therapist – acute – Romford
Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in acute care? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 5/6/7 Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS client’s acute…
Band 7 – Occupational Therapist – eating disorders – Maidstone
Our client is currently seeking a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join their eating disorders service for adults based in Maidstone, Kent. The post is available to start as soon as possible…
Band 6 – Occupational Therapist – Community – London
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 client’s trust based in…
Band 7 – Occupational Therapist – Learning Disabilities – Bedford
Are you a compassionate Occupational Therapist who specialises in Learning Disabilities? Our client is currently seeking a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join their fantastic Learning Disabilities Team which is within an…
Band 6 – Occupational Therapist – Mental Health – London
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 NHS…
Band 6/7 – Occupational Therapist – Mental Health – London
Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in mental health? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6/7 Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS…
Band 5 – Occupational Therapist – Community Mental Health – Bromley
Are you an empathetic Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in mental health? An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 5 Mental Health Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic NHS…
Band 5/6 – Occupational Therapist – Rehab – Watford
An exciting opportunity has become available for a locum Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist to be part of our client’s rehabilitation team within an NHS Trust located in Watford, Hertfordshire. The post…
Band 5/6 – Hand Therapist – Crewe
Pulse is now seeking to recruit a Band 5/6 Hand Therapist to join an innovative NHS trust in Crewe, Cheshire. This position is available to start ASAP, offering full-time hours per week…
Band 7 – Physiotherapist – community – London
An exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Physiotherapist has become available within our well-established NHS Client’s community team based in London. This position is open to start as soon as possible, offering…
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
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.
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:
- Brain Injuries
- Hand Therapy
- Mental Health
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.
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.
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 dedicated team focused solely on placing occupational therapists
- Access to the widest choice of temporary and permanent OT vacancies across the NHS and private healthcare sector
- Flexible work options in a choice of settings
- Competitive rates of pay
- A reputable brand, with a track record spanning nearly 30 years
- Daily payroll
- £300 cash bonus for recommending friends
- Secure online access to payslips and work history through ipoint
- Access to high quality voluntary training and development
- Video interviews through HireVue
Rewards & benefits
You’ll receive a range of excellent rewards and recognition for your hard work.
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.
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