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Join our therapy team The OT Practice in partnership with you

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care and professionalism to our clients. If you are a talented and experienced occupational therapist, who has the desire to provide the best quality therapy provision, you could be just who we are looking for.

Why join The OT Practice?

We are the largest team of independent occupational therapists in the UK, specialising in providing high quality services nationwide to private, statutory and business clients. Our practice is based on our reputation for building trusted relationships with our clients, and we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Whether you are thinking about taking the first steps into private practice or are an experienced private practitioner, working with us could be just the answer. If you aren’t sure where to start, we can guide you through the process and provide tools to help manage your workload. Our office-based client management team help find, allocate and administer cases, leaving you time to focus on providing clients with the highest level of care.

Additional associate benefits

If you have at least 5 years post-qualifying experience in occupational therapy and can dedicate at least 1 day a week to private practice, you too could enjoy some of the benefits below:

  • Flexible working - hours to suit your lifestyle
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Freedom to recommend services and equipment that are really needed
  • Support to get you up and running as an independent practitioner
  • Managed client services - leaving you to concentrate on client care
  • Clinical and business supervision from our office based OTs
  • Tools to create & manage your corporate CV
  • Your professional profile promoted on the company website
  • Regular newsletters and industry updates
  • Designated HR Team for support
  • Free conference with workshops to enhance your CPD
  • Discounted malpractice insurance
  • Access to our cloud-based workflow system for report writing and case management

We are hiring

Ever thought about a permanent position at The OT Practice?

The OT Practice is growing and we are always on the look out for people to join our office-based team on a permanent basis.

Careers at The OT Practice

Thinking about working in Independent Practice?

Read what our team has to say:

A friendly and highly supportive professional team to work for, with clear guidelines to promote excellence in independent practice and ongoing clinical development.
The practice has always supported the development of my clinical skills in a new area of private practice. It has been a fantastic experience and I always feel part of a wider team of expert clinicians.
I have found the practice to be supportive and flexible to my skills and personal situation, allowing me to fit independent work alongside my role within the NHS.
I was initially hesitant about moving into the private sector, but the team at The OT Practice have been exceptionally supportive and now I wish I had done this earlier.

What makes an OT Practice therapist?

We are always looking for outstanding occupational therapists to join our team. If you have at least 5 years post-qualifying experience, the last 3 in your chosen clinical specialism then you could be just who we need.

As an expert in your field, you will be HCPC registered and preferably a member of RCOT and a relevant clinical special-interest group. It goes without saying that our clients expect all of our therapists to have their own professional liability insurance and an enhanced DBS, but we can help advise you if you don’t already have these in place.

We are looking for therapists who are thoroughly professional and offer a holistic approach to client-focussed care. As representatives of The OT Practice, we have an expectation that every member of our therapist team has a smart personal appearance, excellent verbal and written communication, effective organisation and time management, sound IT skills, and most importantly has the energy and enthusiasm to be a great occupational therapist.

All OT Practice therapists must be:

  1. Qualified for at least 5 years
  2. Registered with HCPC
  3. Enhanced DBS checked
  4. A specialist in their chosen field of OT for at least 3 years
  5. Fully insured under their own policy
  6. Able to dedicate at least 1 working day a week

Next steps

Pre-qualification & application

Before completing our online application form we ask you a few basic pre-qualifying questions to make sure you are eligible to apply, such as how long you have been qualified, that you are HCPC registered and that you are eligible to work in the UK. If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions we will email you a link to our online application system. The application process will require some prior preparation such as getting together scanned versions of relevant documentation, like your HCPC registration. The application form will capture information such as your personal details, details about your clinical qualifications, your specialist areas of OT, and your experience. You are also able to upload a copy of your CV.

Report writing assessment

Providing your application is successful, we will initiate a report writing exercise as part of the selection process. Report writing is a key aspect of private practice, we will be looking for high quality reports that will meet the expectations of our clients and referrers. You will be provided with a report template for guidance with the structure. This will be reviewed and you will be advised on the outcome of your application.


Upon successful review of your report, we will invite you to an interview selection day to get to know a little more about you and your specialist skills. This can be in person at our offices or via Skype, depending on your location. Typically interviews last an hour during which we will ask in-depth clinical questions to help us gauge your experience and skill level. This is also your opportunity to ask us questions.


If successful at the interview stage, the next step is getting you registered. Our HR team will send a welcome pack by email explaining what we need to get you fully on-boarded. Included will be your Associate Agreement and once we have a signed copy returned we will set up your access to our case management system, provide your personalised OT Practice email address and send out your registration pack including your OT Practice ID card.

First referral

Once you are fully on-boarded you are ready to go! When a case comes up that is near you and matches the skills needed, you will get a call from one of our Client Managers. They will discuss the case with you to confirm your availability and skills required. If you are happy to proceed they will formally offer the case to you via our case management system and then you are ready to organise your assessment with the client.

Answer these 4 questions to confirm eligibility and we will send you the application form for selection.

Are you a fully qualified Occupational Therapist with HCPC registration?

Do you have the right to work in the United Kingdom?

Do you have at least 5 years post qualifying experience?

Do you have a specialist skill within the field of Occupational Therapy?

Excellent! You are eligible to enter The OT Practice therapist selection process. Please fill in the form below and our Therapist Manager will email you our application form to enter the therapist selection process.

We will process the personal data you provide in accordance with The OT Practice Privacy Policy

I’m sorry, you have to be able to answer yes to all these questions to be eligible to enter The OT Practice therapist selection process.

We are happy to discuss your experience with you if you do not immediately qualify, please contact our Resourcing Manager on 0330 024 9910.

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