Occupational Therapist - Bodmin Anchor

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Full time or job share will be considered)
Job ref
Bodmin Hospital
£28,407 - £34,581 Per Annum/ Pro rata
Salary period
07/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

The Woodfield Stroke Rehabilitation Unit is a small, dedicated facility set within Anchor ward at Bodmin Community Hospital, and taking patients from across Cornwall. We have 9 beds ring fenced for stroke rehabilitation as part of the Cornwall stroke pathway.

We are looking to recruit a B5 OT to join our enthusiastic and friendly team. Previous experience in stroke rehabilitation is desirable but is not essential for this post. This is a stand alone post and is not part of a rotation. This is an outstanding opportunity for anybody who wants to develop a thorough grounding in stroke rehabilitation, both as an occupational therapist and as part of a multi-disciplinary and inter disciplinary team. We will help you to develop both clinically and professionally through formal and informal supervision, and in-service training, but you must also be dedicated to your own Continuous Professional Development.


Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will have to be able to flexible enough to work the core hours of 8am – 6pm (most shifts start at 8am, but sometimes we flex to begin working at 10am) and some weekend working is also a requirement (typically one weekend a month). 

For more information and to arrange to visit Woodfield SRU then please contact Robert Downie, Occupational Therapist/Therapy Team Lead on 01208 251390/251371 or via Robert.downie1@nhs.net   

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability. 

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK. 

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff. 


We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner. 

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.  


Person specification

Role Requirement

Essential criteria
  • HCPC registered
  • Professional Qualifications taken in English Language or appropriate qualification from the International Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of working in NHS setting
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.

Skills and Aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of the roles of colleagues in health and social care
  • Up to date clinical skills
  • Understanding of conditions that can result in long term disability


Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel independently as required.

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Robert Downie
Job title
Occupational Therapy Team Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01208 251390
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