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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Who We Are

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards within NHS Scotland.

In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. You will be required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.

To find out more about NHS Ayrshire and Arran please visit our website - NHS Ayrshire & Arran - Home (nhsaaa.net)


NHS Ayrshire and Arran were successful in the bid to host the National Secure Adolescent Inpatient services for young people aged between 12 and their 18th birthday who present... a level of risk and we are now moving towards the finalisation of the build and the clinical model with the expectation that the service will accepting the first young people into the service in 2024.

We are excited to announce that we are now inviting forward thinking, motivated Occupational Therapist who has an understanding of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and/or Forensic Mental health with relevant experience. 

The position is offered on a permanent basis. Please note, this post attracts a recruitment and retention premia.

What You Will Do

You will be based at Foxgrove National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service within Ayrshire Central Hospital and will join and work alongside the Advanced Occupational Therapy Practitioner/Service Manager and clinical team to assist in completion of the final development of pathways and processes and have the opportunity to build the culture and ethos of the service prior to its opening in 2024.

For further information on the role please click the link below to view the job description

Knowledge, Training And/or Experience Required To Do The Job

You will hold a degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy with current HCPC registration and evidence of CPD.

With experience in a range of relevant clinical areas and settings (children and young people and mental health), you will have evidence of competent skills in assessment and treatment.

For further information on the requirements for the role please click the link below to view the person specification


37 hours per week

5/7 days working pattern (no nightshift)

Driving Licence/Car Ownership

Car licence/Car ownership is essential to this role.

If you want to find out more about the role, please contact:

Victoria McInulty, Service Manager at [email protected]

From 1 April 2024, the working week for NHS Agenda for Change workers in Scotland will be reduced. Full-time hours will reduce from 37.5 to 37 hours (pro rata for part-time staff) without loss of earnings.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran will implement this change but it may not be possible to fully transition from 1 April and there may therefore be some areas of the organisation where implementation may take longer. If the department is currently unable to safely accommodate the reduced hours from 1st April, you may be required to work 37.5 hours per week (pro rata for part-time staff) until the department can meet the requirements without impacting patient safety - you will, of course, be remunerated accordingly. NHS Ayrshire and Arran is committed to full implementation of the 37 hour working week across all areas as soon as it is safe to do so

Additional Information For Candidates

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Please note, for all vacancies where a driving licence is required this must be a full UK/EU/EEA licence.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is, without exception, granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category. Candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship can access further information at www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk

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