Help for Heroes – Community Occupational Therapist (East)


Salary: up to £35,767 per annum

Location: East – this is a community embedded, field-based, position which includes home working and a requirement for flexible working locations and travel

Hours: 35.00

Job Type: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Deadline for applications: 08/05/2022 23:59

With the recent events in Afghanistan and the relocation of those Interpreters and embedded civilians who supported our British Armed Forces, many are arriving in the UK with the same injuries and traumas that our veterans face.  At Help for Heroes, we have the expertise, knowledge and skills to provide the support they need and deserve.  To do this, we need to increase our capacity so that we can deliver these services to them and their families.

About Us

At Help for Heroes, we believe those who serve our country deserve support when they are wounded. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives changed forever. We help them, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives.

We have an incredible opportunity to join a small team, on a 12-month fixed term contract initially, to support those Interpreters and embedded civilians, who stood side by side with our troops in Afghanistan at our time of need. Now, more than ever, they need the nation’s support.

As One Team we share a philosophy – I.C.A.R.E. It’s the way we walk and talk, the way we interact with others and how we approach everything we do. We are: Innovative – Collaborative – Authentic – Resourceful – Energetic.

Please see below for more information on what just might be your future role.

About You

Are you a committed, flexible Occupational Therapist with a minimum of 2 years of post-graduate experience looking to expand your skills and would enjoy the opportunity to work with military veterans? Can you work independently but still enjoy having the support of a team and are happy to embrace a flexible work pattern that might include some overnight stays? If you also have experience of delivering Occupational Therapy (OT) in both physical and mental health conditions, as well the areas of sleep difficulties and sensory needs then this is the role for you. Intrigued? Keep on reading.

About the Role

This newly created post is a 12-month fixed-term contract created specifically in response to increased service demand arising from the UK settlement of Afghan nationals who have worked under the command of British armed forces and who may be wounded, injured or sick as a consequence. A dedicated Occupational Therapist is required to work with the individual, their family and other stakeholders as required. They will work alongside the Veterans Clinical Advisor to provide this service.

In this role you will work in the homes and local communities of our veterans and be able to support them with physical and mental health needs that are creating barriers to meaningful occupation. You will also be able to identify those barriers that are affecting our veterans’ ability to be as independent as possible and enable them to live the life they want to live. You will be assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating OT interventions and have the space to be creative in your solutions that will improve the lives of our Heroes.

About the Team

Here in the Clinical Team we are resourceful in finding ways to deliver what is right and fair for our veterans in the healthcare domain seeing the bigger picture, focusing on ideas that deliver the best results for our veterans and actively challenge, test, learn and adapt ideas, making them a reality. Our aim is to champion the wounded, injured and sick as they transition to civilian life so if you want to join a passionate, fun, and forward-thinking expert team, wait no longer. Apply now.

What we offer

To enable our employees to thrive in all aspects of their lives we proudly support flexible working practices. You can tailor your working day around your work and private commitments providing you maintain high class service to the team and our veterans at all times. And there are also a wide range of other benefits we offer like 29 days paid holiday, enhanced family friendly packages, health cashback plan.

For more information and to apply, please visit –

Deadline for applications: 08/05/2022 23:59

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Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here