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

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time


£38,000- £44,000 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.

We are currently looking for Lead Occupational Therapist (Full and Part Time available) to work within a wide multi-disciplinary team within a fantastic hospital based in Bartle, Preston.

We are all recruiting for Occupationa; Therapists (Full and Part time available)

Priory Hospital Preston is a 38-bedded independent mental health hospital, 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

You will work closely with the Eating Disorder Therapy Lead/Ward Manager in developing comprehensive Therapeutic programmes in line with the service line standards across the hospital, covering both eating disorder and acute services. As Lead Occupational Therapist you will have management responsibility for junior staff within the therapy team.

Consequently, a team approach to working is essential, excellent communication skills with both colleagues and patients is essential within this role.

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. A degree of weekend working is preferable however this would be negotiable. 

We will offer you a salary of up to £38,000 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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