At HPFT we have a diverse range of opportunities for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) – across learning disabilities, child and adolescent, adult and older adult mental health settings.

AHPs are key members of our healthcare teams, providing therapeutic help, clinical advice, and rehabilitation and treatment for our service users – who are all living with mental ill health, physical ill health or learning disabilities.

We are looking for staff who know that great care is all about making a difference to people’s lives. Staff who want to share learning and experiences with colleagues and who want to work together to embrace best practice and embed continuous improvement and innovation.  At HPFT we employ:

We offer an excellent training and CPD programme which is designed to help our AHPs progress their careers, improve their skills sets and keep up-to-date with developments in their fields. We believe that all our staff need to continue to expand and enhance their knowledge so that they can provide the best, the safest and the most effective treatment and care.

We also encourage our staff to develop their leadership, management and supervision skills so that they can become our future leaders and our future lead practitioners.


We offer all newly-qualified AHPs a preceptorship programme which supports their transition from newly-registered professional to competent practitioner. We will guide you through your preceptorship, helping you develop your skills, knowledge and practice and making sure you become an effective and confident allied health professional.

Occupational therapy: we have a number of development posts that support newly qualified staff. Starting on our Band 5 full-time or part-time rotation scheme, staff can experience different specialities across different teams, gaining valuable expertise and refining their skills whilst developing a broad knowledge base. A perfect foundation for career development.

Speech and language therapy: we have Band 5/6 development posts that support and enable newly-qualified staff to complete their competency-based learning and development in dysphagia and communication so they are ready to move seamlessly into a Band 6 role. We also have band 5 posts where you can focus on communication.

Returning to practice

We have supported several staff with existing AHP qualifications to return to the Health and Care Professions Council register. We have also employed people as therapy assistants, supporting them through their re-registration process.