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Our Values

When you join NELFT you’ll be joining a Trust where patients, service users and carers are our top priority. To deliver quality care we need the best people joining our team. Take a look at what our staff have to say and find out what working at NELFT is really like. 

  • People first 
  • Prioritising quality 
  • Progressive, innovative and continually improving 
  • Professional and honest 
  • Promoting what’s possible: independence, opportunity and choice

NELFT is dedicated to nurturing a just and compassionate culture for all of our staff.

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

Jaquie - NELFT Practitioner

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

Rukshana - NELFT Practitioner on pink background

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.

Catherine - NELFT Practitioner

Read Our Staff Stories

  At NELFT we treat others how we would like to be treated, we listen and we create relationships based on honesty.

group of NELFT Practitioners

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.

Occupational Therapist 

Since joining NELFT I’ve been promoted to a Band 6 role. Despite being dyslexic and dyspraxic I’ve been really supported by my manager and the Trust to progress and develop. I’m so proud to be working in a career I love, and part of the community at NELFT.

Occupational Therapist 

Georgina - NELFT Practitioner speaking to colleague
Nyasha - NELFT Practitioner leaning against tree

One of the best things about NELFT is the training and development opportunities. If you’re someone who’s really looking to develop and progress then NELFT would be a great place for you. Personally I’m just finishing a non medical prescribing course – if I had self funded that it would have been really expensive but NELFT have covered the cost and it’ll benefit me, as well as our team, and patients.

Operations Manager Crisis Team 

At NELFT we’re committed to continually making positive changes to the workplace, I’ve been supported to access external training courses such as AMPS and engage with the Trust’s Quality Improvement Training as well as wider training opportunities. 

Selena Walters
Occupational Therapist 

Selena - NELFT Practitioner
Anita - NELFT Practitioner kneeling at NELFT bike

My role allows me to draw on my strengths and skills from previous work and training. It also allows for learning and developing new skills. My work is appreciated and valued and I am working with great people who share knowledge and support, as well as questioning processes to ensure we are getting the best results.

Anita Anderson
Travel Plan Coordinator

NELFT has an effective training and development platform for their staff, and all training and e-learning content are very informative. I have engaged in some of these trainings, and they have helped me to develop my practice and provide best care.

Orby Chukwudum
Occupational Therapist

Obiageli - NELFT Practitioner

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