occupational therapy jobs with Pulse

Join thousands of healthcare professionals and find your next occupational therapy role with Pulse. We offer a variety of exclusive roles due to our strong relationships with a range of clients and competitive pay rates.

Occupational therapy jobs in the UK

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. 

Band 6 Occupational Therapist – Rehabilitation – Shropshire

Are you a dedicated Occupational Therapist seeking a rewarding opportunity to enhance your skills? Pulse is currently recruiting for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join a reputable NHS trust in Shrewsbury,…

Shropshire
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Band 6 Occupational Therapist – Paediatric – Cheshire

Job Description: Pulse Healthcare is currently seeking a Band 6 Occupational Therapist with specialised expertise in paediatric care to join our team in South Cheshire. This role will involve providing clinical occupational…

Cheshire
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Band 7- Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist – Middlesex

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking to take the next step in your career? We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic team in…

Greater London
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Band 6 – Occupational Therapist-Community- Surrey

Location: Cross site / Community Rehab and Falls Team – LambethCost Centre Name: 558Dates: ASAP – 24/08/2024Request Times: Mon – Fri 8.30 – 16:30 Job Role: Band 6 Occupational Therapist Key Responsibilities:…

Surrey
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Band 6 – Community Occupational Therapist – Worcestershire

Join Pulse Mental Health as a Band 6 Community Occupational Therapist in Worcestershire Are you a talented and compassionate Community Occupational Therapist looking for a rewarding role? Pulse Mental Health is seeking…

Worcestershire
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Band 6 – Specialist Occupational Therapist – Middlesex

Pulse Mental Health is a leading recruitment agency dedicated to connecting talented healthcare professionals with rewarding career opportunities. We are currently seeking a passionate and skilled Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 6) to…

Greater Manchester
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Band 6/7 Neuro Occupational Therapist – Surrey

Join Pulse Mental Health as a Band 6/7 Neuro Occupational Therapist in Wallington, Surrey! Are you an experienced and dedicated Band 6/7 Occupational Therapist with expertise in neurological rehabilitation? Pulse Mental Health…

Surrey
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Band 7 – Specialist Occupational Therapist – Northamptonshire

Pulse Mental Health is a leading recruitment agency dedicated to connecting talented healthcare professionals with rewarding career opportunities. We are currently seeking a passionate and skilled Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 7) to…

Northamptonshire
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Vacancy: Band 6/7 Occupational Therapist – Surrey

Are you a compassionate Occupational Therapist seeking a new opportunity to expand your skills? Pulse is currently looking for a Band 6/7 Occupational Therapist to join our well-established NHS trust in Leatherhead.…

Surrey
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Band 6/7 Occupational Therapist – Surrey

Are you a compassionate Occupational Therapist seeking a new opportunity to expand your skills? Pulse is currently looking for a Band 6/7 Occupational Therapist to join our well-established NHS trust, covering all…

Surrey
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Band 6 – Specialist Occupational Therapist – London

Pulse Mental Health is a leading recruitment agency dedicated to connecting talented healthcare professionals with rewarding career opportunities. We are currently seeking a passionate and skilled Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 6) to…

London
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Band 6 Occupational Therapist- 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 NHS trust  in London.…

London
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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 starting salary for an occupational therapist is an average of £25,655.00 and can reach £31,534, depending on the level of experience and specialism of the position. A senior occupational therapist with more years’ experience is likely to reach band 7, which can earn around £45,839 a year. 
The full salary bands for an occupational therapist are:

  • Band 5 £18-23+  
    per hour umbrella 
  • Band 6 £23-28+  
    per hour umbrella
  • Band 7 £28-33+ 
    per hour umbrella
  • Band 8a £33-£42+  
    per hour umbrella  
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 work with Pulse to find an occupational therapy job?

Not only do our recruitment experts have true knowledge about occupational therapy roles to help you find your ideal job, but they also have great connections that they use to bring you exclusive jobs.

Occupational therapy jobs near you

With a diverse range of OT roles, such as NHS jobs, GP practices, social services and private health centres, our candidates can wave goodbye to unsuccessful job searching across multiple websites. 

Our recruitment experts offer a wide range of occupational therapy jobs– including hand therapists, occupational therapy assistants, wheelchair therapists, paediatric OT jobs, community OT jobs, inpatient OT jobs, acute OT jobs, mental health OT jobs, neuro rehab OT jobs, rapid response OT jobs, orthopaedic OT jobs and stroke OT jobs.  

Working as a locum occupational therapist

As occupational therapy is vital to our communities, there is always a high level of locum occupational therapist roles within the healthcare system. With a range of patients and the ability to move around as a locum occupational therapist, you can reap certain benefits that you wouldn’t have access to in a full-time role. These include higher rates of pay and work flexibility. 

For example, in a locum occupational therapist job, you can control your own working hours, be your own boss, and have the option to work as a part-time employee on days, nights, or weekends. 

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.