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Kneesworth House, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5JP

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Job Advert Location Description

Kneesworth House is situated in Cambridgeshire (on the borders of Hertfordshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital offers a full pathway of care including Acute, PICU, Medium, Low Secure, Locked Rehabilitation and Open Recovery wards  situated across the site.

Job Advert Role Description

Are you a newly qualified OT or Are you soon to qualify as an OT?


We are looking to recruit two Graduate Occupational Therapists to join our established OT & Employment & Vocational Opportunities Service (EVOS) consisting of Occupational Therapists, Education co-ordinator, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Activity Assistants.


The service implements OT assessment and treatment interventions and activity programmes across site: on ward, off ward in designated therapy activity rooms, across site facilities, within the spacious hospital grounds & in the community.

Across site facilities include: fitness centre, EVOS such as Animal care and Horticulture, Social Club

In addition to the above the OT service is also responsible for the following which offers service user’s involvement in opportunities such as the Hospital shop, Library, Service Users magazine, Work Opportunity Roles, Teasworth Café.

The hospital offers a 12 week individual timetable which includes multidisciplinary team input.

The OT service provides person centred and evidence based OT assessment and interventions to support service users with complex mental health treatment needs to engage in their recovery journey & to promote skills, confidence & independence.


Your role will involve:

Under the support & direction of the Lead OT's :

-           To provide an Occupational Therapy (OT) led service, utilising OT assessment & treatment model to designated unit(s) / specified service user group.

-           Assessment, planning, implementation & evaluation of OT interventions using evidence based practice & recovery principles based on clinical treatment need.

-           To work collaboratively with MDT & OT team.


You will have opportunity to engage in CPD activities and training opportunities to support your career development.


About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits: 


•           25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increased to up to 30 days dependant on length of service)

•           Birthday leave – an extra day off for your birthday!

•           A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)

•           Private Medical Insurance Scheme

•           Life Assurance

•           Free meals while on duty

•           Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services

•           Continuous learning and development

•           Career development

•           Free car parking on site


Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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