Work for us

Join our dedicated team that’s putting inclusion and confidence back into the lives of people with severe physical disabilities.


Current vacancies

Occupational Therapist

Full-time (37.5 hours) Monday to Friday, part-time also considered

Salary Band 5/6 (depending on experience: 2022 graduates welcome to apply)

Closing Date
06/06/2022 at 12pm*

SpecialEffect is an award-winning UK charity that exists to help severely physically disabled people to get more out of life by giving them access to video games and technology.

What you’ll be doing:
As part of our experienced StarGaze Project team and with a particular focus on eye gaze technology, you would work in hospitals, rehab settings and virtually, introducing alternative computer access and specialist software to people who have lost function through accident or illness.

What you’ll need:
With a BSc (Hons) Degree in Occupational Therapy you will also ideally have a good knowledge of MS Office 365 products and very importantly good communication skills as well as excellent attention to detail. The full person specification can be found in the Occupational Therapist job description.

What’s it like working at SpecialEffect?
You can find out more about OT roles at SpecialEffect here or watch our OTs talking about the charity and its work in the YouTube video.

How to apply:
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to

If you need further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying, please get in touch with us at

*SpecialEffect may start interviewing applicants immediately and reserves the right to close this vacancy early should the right candidate be found, so we encourage anyone interested in the role to apply as soon as possible to be considered for shortlisting.

A note about opportunities at SpecialEffect

Please don’t send us requests for employment, an internship or work experience unless in response to a specific job which is advertised on this page. If and when the charity’s Trustees are looking to employ new staff, they will invite applications from people with a specific combination of skills, qualifications and experience to match a detailed job description.

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