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Children's Occupational Therapist job in Lerwick

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Lerwick ,
Job Ref IRC13342
Post Code ZE1 0LA
Burgh Rd, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0LA, UK (Show on map)
Main Category Allied Health Professional jobs
Subcategory Occupational therapist
Additional Options Band 5
Contract Type Permanent Part-Time
Salary £22,440 - £29,034
Hours per week 22.5
Attached File 13342_JD.pdf

Children’s Occupational Therapist (Ref: IRC13342)
Band 5
Part Time – 22½ hours per week (with a possibility of increasing to 37½ hours per week)
Salary Range £22,440 - £29,034 per annum (pro rata)
Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available

A unique development opportunity has arisen for a Children’s Occupational Therapist in Shetland. The post will give the successful candidate a breadth of experience with structured mentorship and opportunities for professional development in the specialism. If you have a genuine interest in how physical and mental health & wellbeing can impact upon childhood participation,a good grounding in Occupational Therapy theory, plus experience working with children who have additional needs either as a student or in a personal capacity we would like to hear from you.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work as seen on the BBC TV Series “Island Medics”. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland visit

For an informal discussion, please contact Marc Beswick, Advanced Children’s Occupational Therapist on 01595 743601.

Closing date: 16th March 2018
Interview date: Week beginning 2nd April 2018
Distant Island Allowance of £1,738 per annum is also payable (pro rata for part-time and fixed term positions).

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:
For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employee or registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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