Sterling Cross Trading LLP

Occupational Therapist

A leading special education provider for London and the South East is now looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the team, supporting autistic and learning-disabled young people studying at one of their London education centres.

Established in 2013, the trust has since grown to provide holistic education services to over 1500 young people experiencing intrinsic barriers to learning including profound and multiple learning disabilities, sensory differences, SLCN, and complex medical histories.

Each education centre offers its students a personalised approach, intensive support, and integrated therapies for a comprehensive learning experience – championing respect, establishing strong foundations, and initiating access to life-changing opportunities – that brings out their full potential.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will join the multidisciplinary clinical team in delivering targeted interventions that enable students to feel valued, develop new knowledge and skills, and gain the confidence they need to grow and thrive in line with their interests and aspirations.

You may choose to join a centre in Camberwell, Uxbridge, or Sutton.

Joining initially in an NHS Band 6 or Band 7-equivalent capacity, you will be able to take advantage of workplace research and clinical development opportunities, including clinical supervision and peer support, as part of a well-rounded CPD and career progression pathway.

This is a permanent position (Mon-Fri) with flexible working options; full-time (36h), part-time and term-time-only can be considered.

Visa sponsorship is available for a candidate with suitable UK-based experience.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) HCPC registration as an Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • (Essential) Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • (Essential) Previous learning disabilities and ASD experience
  • (Desirable) Previous paediatric experience (children and/or young people)


Benefits & enhancements include (pro rata for part-time/term-time roles):

  • 40 days’ annual leave (public/bank holidays off, Christmas closure period)
  • Flexible working schemes
  • Enhanced CPD & career progression pathway
  • Workplace research
  • Mental health advocates across all sites
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Comprehensive wellbeing programme including; ride2work, electric care & home electronic schemes, counselling referrals and wellbeing sessions
  • Opportunities to engage with internal professional networks
  • Occupational health & wellbeing support initiatives, including EAP
  • Company pension scheme with lump-sum death benefits
  • Family-friendly policies including enhanced parental leave schemes
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including Cycle to Work, season ticket loan
  • Discounted gym membership subscription
  • And more!

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