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Job reference: 151132
Salary: Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)
Job closing date: 22/06/2023
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Location: Bellsdyke Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: Up to 37.5
Job posted date: 30/05/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Horticultural Therapy Unit

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We are excited to be recruiting to a Therapy Assistant Practitioner post to support the work within the Horticultural Unit in Bellsdyke Hospital.

We would welcome applications from those motivated to deliver a service to patients within the Adult Mental Health In Patient service using the therapeutic environment of the Horticultural Therapy unit. This post provides opportunity to link with community based groups and work as part of the Occupational Therapy Team to explore, develop the services and opportunities offered to patients across the Bellsdyke site.

If you have expertise and experience which you feel would be appropriate for this opportunity we would love to discuss this further with you.

We are especially interested if you are energised by change and are keen to develop new skills and enjoy working with at Team.

NHS Forth Valley is embracing contemporary working. As and when required the post holder will be expected to participate in twilight or weekend working.

We invite interest and are keen to have further discussions regarding the post.

Please contact :

Katrina Barclay, Interim AHP Mental Health LD/OA  Manager, Tel: 07887832169 or email  or

Debbie Hogarth, OT Advanced Practitioner

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and also your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.​​​​​​​​​​​

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.

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