NELFT Practitioner


“Everyone I have met from NELFT has been friendly and welcoming. There are lots of training opportunities and roles available with the potential to develop your career”

– Lisa Greenhead, Lead Occupational Therapist

We invest a lot in equality and diversity making sure the workforce is as representative as the patients we look after this gives me a sense of belonging and is one of the reasons I love being at NELFT so much.

– Silobile Moyo, Community Rehab Lead

Silobile Moyo - NELFT Practitioner

I am so proud to work in a career I love.
I am so proud to work in the NELFT community.

– Georgina, Senior Occupational Therapist

Georgina - NELFT Practitioner

I’m really supported in my current team from accessing training and professional development to socialising. I’m lucky enough to call many of my colleagues friends and we enjoy socialising when we are able to.

– Jacqui Moody, Occupational Therapist

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I’ve been at NELFT for 20 years, I’ve stayed in NELFT for as long as I have because the values of this organisation are in line with my own beliefs, putting people first, prioritising quality, are key to the way I work and live. Everything we do at NELFT is about making a difference to the population we serve.

-Wellington Makala, Executive Chief Nurse.

Wellington - NELFT Practitioner

Training is encouraged and well supported across the trust and everyone has great development opportunities, particularly with pilot projects, interim roles and external training.

-Nick Bertram, Occupational Therapist  

Nick - NELFT Practitioner

NELFT are as committed to the staff as they are to the patients, there’s a strong emphasis on looking after our own mental health and you can access things like support groups and yoga sessions which really helps.

– Rukshana, Occupational Therapist

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Every day is different and that’s one of things I love about this job. You never know what you’re coming into, but you always feel supported by the wider team to make those big decisions for your patients.

-Catherine Manderson, Crisis Team Manager, Kent & Medway.

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Allied Health Professions (AHPs) play such a vital role at NELFT, accounting for around 15% of our workforce. We employ over 900 AHP’s across 11 professions:

  • Arts therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Speech & language therapy
  • Social work
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NELFT is constantly innovating and seeking out new opportunities for AHPs to be involved with established and new services, and would welcome forward thinking clinicians to apply and join our team.

Our Physiotherapists work in a range of clinical settings across inpatient, community and specialist environments, as well as emerging services such as Long Covid clinics. We have AHP professionals (Prothetics/Orthotics) working at comprehensive rehab facilities. We have speech and language therapists delivering both adult and children’s therapies in schools, the community and digitally, along with dietitians delivering nutritional advice using face to face and digital methods too.

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“NELFT has an effective training and development platform for their staff, and all training and e-learning content is very informative. They have helped me to develop my practice and provide best care.”

– Orby Chukwudum, Occupational Therapist

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Our multidisciplinary preceptorship programme supports new graduates to transition from student to professional. You will get a shared learning experience with other AHPs and nursing staff to support and guide you in the early stage of your career. 

We have a band 5 Occupational Therapy (OT) rotation that provides you with the opportunity to work across a number of specialities, developing a range of skills including posts within mental health, physical health and learning disabilities.

We also have numerous Occupational Therapists in management positions; evidence of the rewarding career pathway we offer here at NELFT.

“I am really glad I joined NELFT. I see people develop and move on to other roles, there are lots of opportunities within NELFT for development.”

– Elaine Streetin, Band 3 Administrator

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