Allied Health Professionals

Come back to your career with confidence. Enjoy a fully-funded return to role, a bespoke support package, preceptorship, buddy scheme, and excellent career progression.  Get back to delivering passionate patient care, learn at your pace with a flexible approach, and we’ll help you find your feet with a team that feels like family.

You’ll also enjoy a competitive salary, generous annual leave, a flexible approach to work life balance, extensive learning and development opportunities and other benefits. You can strive for career progression at a pace you are comfortable with, and we have plenty of opportunities to help you achieve your career aspirations

What do I need to do?

Our offer to you

Our offer to you

We offer a Band 3 paid role for those returning to registered healthcare careers which includes a fixed-term contract for the duration of your required supervised placement hours, a skills portfolio, and support to help you re-register with the HCPC.

There is no formal training programme linked to HCPC registration. Instead, you will be supported with a programme of learning that consists of on-the-job practice, and private study. You will have a practice supervisor who will work with you to sign off your clinical skills booklet and supervised hours. Once your skills booklet is completed and you are registered with the HCPC, you will be offered a permanent position at the Royal Devon on an agreement that you work with us for a minimum of two years.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

What support can I expect?

What support can I expect?

You won’t be doing this alone, we’ll help you build your confidence and settle in through our comprehensive Preceptorship Programme and nationally-recognised Buddy Scheme.

Further funding may be available for your training from Health Education England (HEE) for out-of-pocket expenses and relevant courses. Details of this are provided on application.

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Learn at your pace

Learn at your pace

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so alongside a full induction process and e-learning, we’ll also provide a refresher of how to take care of yourself in the work environment. Part of this process includes supporting you with updating your core competencies, essential training and clinical skills, and making sure you have everything you need to feel safe and supported at the Royal Devon.

You can strive for career progression at a pace you are comfortable with, and we have plenty of opportunities to help you achieve your career aspirations.

Training and development

Join us as a Return to Practice Allied Health Professional

What to do next

What to do next

Contact us by emailing to find out more about our excellent Return to Practice programme and discover how you can make a difference, or visit our website here.

We are interested in hearing from both full and part-time applicants and are happy to discuss individual requirements.


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Susanna Berry Occupational Therapist – Return to Practice
Susanna Berry Occupational Therapist – Return to Practice

I qualified as an OT in 2000 and worked at the North Devon District Hospital until leaving to have my family. After almost 15 years, I decided to return to practice in order to re register as an OT. I worked my hours as a Therapy Support Worker, which was a great opportunity to get to grips with the many things that have changed since 2007.

I was accepted back onto the HCPC register in March 2022. Returning and updating my training has given me additional confidence in my role, I look forward to being able to add to my current skillset in the months ahead. Getting back into my green trousers and being able to identify as part of the OT team means a lot!

If you want a caring profession with incredible scope for different working environments and client groups and the ability to really make a difference, then Occupational Therapy is perfect for you!

Last updated: March 29, 2023


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