Join us and become part of our family of dedicated Occupational Therapists at MFT. Whether you’re looking for that city life or a more suburban setting, we’ve got it all here for you as we strive to better the lives of our patients, empowering them to reach their full potential, achieve their goals and enjoy life to the full.
Life as a newly qualified Band 5 OT at MFT
Our dedicated Occupational Therapy teams support people of all ages to overcome the effects of disability caused by physical or psychological illness or accidents, increasing their independence, enhancing their lives, and enabling them to overcome barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them most.
As a newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapist at MFT, you’ll gain invaluable experience as we offer rotations at three of our hospitals – North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary or Wythenshawe Hospital – providing both insight and breadth of specialisms to help you hit the ground running in your career. And our supportive teams are committed to help you too with our highly experienced senior therapists on hand to aid you in achieving continuous professional development, along with offering an abundance of advice, training, and the opportunity to get involved in a range of projects and initiatives.
Let’s tell you more about life as an Occupational Therapist in our Hospitals.
North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH)
You’ll be surrounded by a supportive team with a wealth of experience to help you settle into life at NMGH and flourish in your Occupational Therapist career.
Our Band 5 rotations at NMGH include:
- Medicine (various specialties)
- Trauma and Orthopaedics
- Access to community rotations including community stroke and intermediate care rehab
You’ll be supported by skilled supervisors with a wealth of knowledge, so you’ll gain invaluable experience to grow into the Occupational Therapist you want to be.
Our Band 5 rotations at Wythenshawe include:
- Complex Health/Medicine
- Intermediate care
- Community based intermediate care
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Heart and lung care
Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI)
With a strong and experienced Occupational Therapy team around you, passionate about offering support to newly qualified Occupational Therapists, you’ll be helped every step of the way, so you reach your potential.
Our Band 5 rotations at MRI include:
- Medicine (multiple specialties including A&E, Gastro, Renal, Medicine for older people, respiratory
- Surgery (including Critical Care, generally Surgery, Cardiology)
- Vascular (Amputees)
- Orthopaedics and Major Trauma
- Stroke Rehabilitation (MRI stroke unit and TGH Stroke Unit)
- Neuro Rehab (Based at Trafford General Hospital)
- Elective Orthopaedics (Based at Trafford General Hospital
Your place to grow
We want you to grow with us and as one of the largest NHS Trusts in England, we have an abundance of Band 6 opportunities available when you’re ready to make that next important step in your career. Whether you find the specialism for you or enjoy our attractive rotations, at MFT the career opportunities are a one stop shop. It really is all here for you.
This is an opportunity like no other to make a real difference, influence and transform the lives of patients across Greater Manchester & beyond we truly hope you take the leap to join us. We’re excited to hear from you!
Meet the team
Read more about what being an Occupational Therapist at MFT means to our teams.
I was attracted to working for a large NHS Trust that offered varied rotation in role and lots of opportunity to experience different specialisms as an Occupational Therapist, ultimately enabling me to identify the key area I wanted to specialise in.
Being new to Manchester too, this meant I wanted to find a place of work that helped me meet new people!
The great news is, I found all this at MFT!
The values at MFT caught my attention, attracting me to apply for a role as an Occupational Therapist. Following an online interview, I received the great news that I’d been successful and was offered a job!
My experience in the recruitment process and subsequently, now, as an MFT employee truly demonstrates that this Trust delivers its promise to promote equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and I feel very supported and really happy to have chosen MFT to start my UK career.
I love being able to work with people, be it helping individuals to live as independent as possible in the most suitable and safe environment or working in my highly professional yet humble team. In short, being a part of MFT is a real privilege.
As I progress in my career, I simply can’t wait to help as many people as possible and really help to improve awareness of the great work of the Occupational Therapy profession; after all, once a patient has experienced the support of an OT, they are often amazed at what a positive impact this can have on how they manage to overcome the effects of a disability, increasing their independence, enhancing their lives, and enabling them to overcome barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them most.
Rewarding you for hard work
The benefits available at MFT
- Excellent NHS Pension package – Fully protected against inflation.
- Generous holidays – Starting at 27 days per year (plus bank holidays), increasing to 29 after five years’ service and rising again to 33 after 10 years’ service.
- On site Nurseries at the Oxford Road & Wythenshawe sites – You can pay for this facility through our salary sacrifice scheme. Our two nurseries include:
- Day Nursery – First Steps Day Nursery is based on MFT’s Oxford Road site for children aged 6 months to 5 years
- Kids Planet Day Nursery – Based on MFT’s Wythenshawe site for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years
- Employee Health & Wellbeing – We deliver a range of services including Fitness for Work support, rapid access physiotherapy, emotional resilience and wellbeing training, immunisation, and vaccination programmes.
- Rewards & Benefits Hub – A recently created staff platform which acts as a one stop shop for all things ‘benefits’ – from high street discounts, travel savings, cycle to work schemes to reduced rates on hotels and spa days.
- Chaplaincy Services – We provide spiritual, religious, and non-religious support for all staff, patients & visitors.
- Staff Networks – We’re committed to the aims within our Diversity Matters Strategy and work in partnership with our colleagues to ensure that the Trust has a representative and supportive workforce. There are several Staff Networks that have been developed by our staff, including our BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) Staff Network, our Diverse Abilities Staff Network, and our LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer) Staff Network. We’ve also formed Religion/Faith Networks too, such as the Muslim Staff Network and the Hindu Staff Network.
- Rewards Team – We’ve a dedicated team who can offer you advice on Parental and Family support and with a bespoke internal intranet site where you will find lots of interesting information of benefits and discounts.
- Salary Sacrifice Scheme – We run a scheme which you can use part of your salary against a non-cash benefit which brings about savings for you– this can be used against set schemes we have in place for cars, bikes and accessories, car parking & day nursery.
- Interest Free Travel Loans/ Discounted Travel – We offer interest free travel loans, enabling you to purchase an annual ticket for the Metrolink, Train, and Buses. You can also purchase a discounted weekly or monthly Stagecoach bus ticket.
As an organisation, we’re truly committed to being an Employer of Choice that recruits and develops staff so that talented people choose to join, remain, and develop within the Trust.
Our aim is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels, and we therefore positively welcome applications from the diversity of population we serve.
Equal opportunities are a key guiding principle to all our work including that our recruitment practices provide equal access to all.