Interested in experiencing a variety of Occupational Therapy roles? Find out about the benefits of working as a locum with Athona.


Why work as a locum?


Occupational Therapists are in high demand as hospitals and practices can often require last minute cover. We offer a variety of OT roles, including mental health, learning disabilities, elderly care or paediatrics to name just a few. By working as a locum, you could have the opportunity to explore new areas and gain experience and skills without committing to a long-term contract.


You have the ability to choose where and when you work, enabling you to have a better work-life balance. If you only want to commit to working six months in a year, and spend the other six months relaxing, or spend time with your family, you can. If you only want to work a couple of days each week, you can. As a locum, you get paid for the hours you work and we can offer a range of payment options, including Limited Company, Umbrella Company or PAYE, so you have the flexibility of choosing which suits you best.

Varied working environments

Our locums often mention the fantastic opportunities and experiences they encounter while working as a locum that they may not have been able to have in a permanent role. As a locum, you can enjoy the freedom of not being tied down to one particular role in one area. The flexibility of working within different sectors, environments and locations means you’ll never get bored or stale in a placement.

Why locum with us?

By working as a locum with Athona, we offer a range of Occupational Therapy jobs, flexibility and great relationships with key hospitals and clinics. Depending on which payment option you choose, you could also be entitled to holiday and sick pay.

We offer great benefits, including CPD support, where you could receive up to £100 after completing 13 weeks working with us. We also offer £200 if you recommend a candidate to us using our refer & earn scheme.

Working as a locum OT often requires you to work both independently and as part of a team. We have great industry knowledge and vast experience within the field so we’re on hand to offer help, support and an established client base to assist you every step of the way.

We have a dedicated team who know the health industry inside out. We understand the importance of building relationships and listening to our candidate’s requirements, so we’ll always be on hand whenever you need us.

If working as a locum OT sounds right for you, contact the team today on 01277 217777 to find out how you can improve your work-life balance. Let us find you the perfect role.

If locum work doesn’t appeal to you, we have a wide range of fixed term, contract and permanent vacancies available to suit your requirements. Contact us today to discuss your needs.