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Priory Hospital Preston, Rosemary Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HB

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time


Up to £36,000 plus a £3000 welcome bonus



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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.

Due to our ongoing development of the Therapy team and therapy provision at Priory Hospital Preston are looking to recruit a Full or Part Time experienced Occupational Therapist to join the team.

Priory Hospital Preston is a 38-bedded independent mental health hospital based in Bartle in Preston, specialising in the management and treatment of acute mental ill health and eating disorders. Opened in 1998, the hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care together with an extensive range of services delivered across three units:

Bartle Ward – 10-bedded eating disorders
Cottam Ward – 12-bedded acute mental health
Rosemary Ward – 16-bedded acute mental health

The post holder will work within a wide Multi disciplinary team, and work closely with the Therapy Manager in developing a comprehensive Therapeutic programme for their designated ward.  Consequently a team approach to working is essential, excellent communication skills with both colleagues and patients is essential within this role.

You primary duties will be within one of our 2 acute psychiatric wards. There will also be a requirement of support to our Eating Disorder unit.

The successful candidate must show excellent skills of independent working, pro activity and organisation.  Key aspects of the role will include the facilitation of therapeutic groups, supporting patients via internal referral in 1:1 sessions, and liaison with community agencies. 

Candidates will ideally have 2 years qualified experience.  Flexibility is required in this role which will encompass one day weekend working per fortnight.  Hours of weekend work negotiable.

We will offer you a salary of up to £28,038 based on your skills and experience PLUS £3000 Welcome Bonus 

You can also take advantage of clear career pathways and support around training and personal development.

You will be surrounded by like-minded professionals who work well as a team to produce positive outcomes.

To discuss if we can accommodate your requested hours, please apply below or contact the hospital for more information.

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

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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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