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Rotational Physiotherapist Band 5

Job Reference: 822-BCH8203

Bristol Community Health CIC
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Bristol Community Health is an employee owned, not-for-profit social enterprise providing over 50 healthcare services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We are changing the way health and social care works in our communities, from walk-in clinics and in-home patient care to support in schools, health centres and prisons.

Ours is a people first model where care is delivered in the best place for the person who needs it, by people who are constantly striving to excel. We are aligned to NHS agenda for change and offer great pensions, generous leave and comprehensive training.

Exciting opportunity to join Bristol Community Health Band 5 Physiotherapist rotation.

Keen to develop yourMusculoskeletal, Respiratory and Neurology assessment and treatment skills?

An aging population, with often complex health issues, combined with pressure on NHS to reduce unnecessary hospital stays means that the Community setting provides excellent learning opportunities and a rewarding work environment. The band 5 rotations are being developed and 2 acute therapy rotations have now been added.

Bristol Community Health (BCH) is a Community Interest Company and the leading provider of NHS community health services in Bristol, employing over 1,700 staff with the majority being highly skilled clinicians. Our aspiration as a Social Enterprise is that our organisation is fully owned by the employees with any surplus being reinvested to develop our services.

BCH provides opportunity to work in an innovative and supportive organisation, with opportunities for internal advancement.

Applications are encouraged from all qualified physiotherapists who share the BCH values and want to be part of an organisation whose purpose is ‘Making Lives Better’.

Please click on the link to see Band 5 physiotherapist testimonials.

6 month rotations are:

  • MSK Outpatients
  • Multidisciplinary Rehab Centres and Community beds
  • Multidisciplinary Community Therapy Teams
  • Community Neuro Team
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Rapid Response
  • Home First (previous called Discharge 2 Assess)

You will receive:

  • Support by senior physiotherapists within each team.
  • A comprehensive induction to the post.
  • Robust in-service training programme.
  • Ongoing support from the Clinical Specialists within each team.

Benefits of working for Bristol Community Health include:

  • The opportunity to join the NHS pension scheme.
  • Terms and conditions of employment comparable to Agenda for Change.

As we are a community based organisation you will need to have a current UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

We would encourage you to visit our website to find out more information.

For further information please contact:

Jeanette Hall MCSP, PG Cert HCL (Open): 0117 330 2659 or Clare Sisman MCSP: 0117 3532246.

Please note the following changes which will impact all roles advertised by Bristol Community Health (BCH).

  • From 1 April 2020, adult community health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be provided by a single provider, Sirona care & health and we are committed to working closely with Sirona to ensure the safe transfer of services and staff in all eligible posts. Like Bristol Community Health, Sirona is a not for profit organisation and further information can be found in the attached fact sheet.

    BCH has issued notice on the following contracts:

    • Community Children’s Healthcare Services Contract (currently provided under a sub-contract to Sirona). This contract is likely to end on 31 March 2020 and to transfer to Sirona, although this is not confirmed. Therefore if you are appointed to a role within Community Children’s Healthcare Services you are likely to be transferred to the new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside staff directly involved in the delivery of this contract.
    • Diabetic Eye Screening Service Contract - his contract is in the process of being re-procured and is likely to end on or shortly after 31 March 2020, although this date has not yet been confirmed. If you are appointed to a role within the Diabetic Eye Screening Service you are likely to be transferred to the new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside staff involved in the delivery of this contract.
    • Offender Health Services Contract – it is likely this contract will end on or around 31 March 2020 although this date is not confirmed. A new provider for this contract has yet to be agreed but if you are appointed to a role within Offender Health Services you are likely to be transferred to a new provider on or around 01 April 2020, alongside other staff involved in the delivery of this contract.

BCH is committed to supporting the smooth transition of staff and services to new providers. For more information, contact

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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