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Priory Hospital Hayes Grove, Kent, Prestons Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7AS

Priory Group Division



£43,742-£50,952 (depending on experience)



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Hospital Hayes Grove is a private 46-bed acute psychiatric hospital for adults, located on the edge of London in Hayes, Kent.

The hospital provides care and treatment for patients with a wide range of mental health issues both as inpatients and day patients. Hayes Grove specialises in providing care for patients with acute mental health conditions, addiction issues - both drug and alcohol, and also has a specialist Eating Disorders unit and NHS acute service. The hospital is situated close to excellent transport links to central London, Croydon and Bromley areas and parking is available locally.

Priory is a leading and respected provider of behavioural care, with therapy being a key part of our service. We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic therapists across a range of modalities to join our team of highly experienced therapists, who are excited to see our therapy team grow and continue to deliver world-class care. At Priory, we can help you to flourish and work towards your career aspirations.

At Priory Healthcare, we are committed to providing quality care, inspiring innovation, and delivering value to our patients with mental health illness. Our multidisciplinary clinical teams strive to offer integrated and holistic treatment approaches, regardless of complexity or severity, ensuring optimal patient outcomes.

Job Advert Role Description

Role Overview:

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our team as the Lead Occupational Therapist. In this role, you will work across our NHS Acute and Eating Disorders units, leading and coordinating occupational therapy services to enhance patient care and treatment outcomes.

The successful candidate should have at least three-years post-qualification experience within the field and hold a relevant qualification in Occupational Therapy. Previous experience of leading a team is desirable. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Receive and respond promptly to referrals, undertaking OT assessments to identify patient needs before planning and delivering the appropriate interventions on either an individual or group basis.

  • Manage and co-ordinate individual OT treatment plans, facilitate groups, and oversee the unit programmes.

  • Maintain accurate and timely records detailing each patients' rehabilitation and progress.
  • Write up regular OT reports and to attend multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient management of the Occupational Therapy team, inclusive of clinical and managerial supervision, together with the management of annual leave, sickness, annual Performance Development Reviews, and monthly team meetings.
  • Develop close working relationships with professional and clinical colleagues ensuring clinical practice is in line with Priory policies and procedures and complies with statutory regulations and quality standards.
  • Maintain effective communication links with patients, relatives and carers.
  • Report to the monthly Clinical Governance Committee meetings, providing any progress updates, feedback, or development where relevant. 


  • HCPC registration is essential.
  • Previous experience in mental health settings is required.
  • Strong communication skills and a flexible approach are essential.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.

Why Priory? At Priory, we believe in supporting the growth and development of our team members. We offer access to CPD opportunities, clear salary progression plans, and a defined career pathway. Additionally, we provide a comprehensive benefits package tailored to individual needs, including access to the Priory Benefits Portal, funded DBS, 33 days annual leave pro rata (including bank holidays), birthday leave, ability to accrue additional annual leave with service, and free parking.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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