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Physiotherapy Technician/Associate Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-ASP500

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Services
£21,089 - £23,761 p.a.

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

A vacancy has arisen within Physiotherapy as part of the Integrated Community Cluster Teams in Portsmouth for Band 4 Physiotherapy Technician/Associate Practitioners!

The role requires experienced and motivated individuals with excellent organisational skills, to work directly with patients referred to the Physiotherapy teams.

Patients will require a comprehensive assessment of their needs in this expanding role. You will provide evidence based exercise and advice, and work towards patient goals holding your own caseload. You will be encouraged, and required, to develop skills and knowledge related to our client group to enable you to provide a high quality holistic care. Team working within the Integrated Localities will be essential, and an understanding of statutory and non- statutory agencies will be required.

We provide a flexible workforce across Portsmouth City, but this post is based with the South Integrated Cluster team. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic person with a background experience of working within health teams for a number of years who has a passion to support people to remainindependent within their communities.

We are supportive of any training opportunities and encourage personal development. The role will require you to be trained as a Postural Stability Instructor (PSI) by Later Life. You will flexibly support the Falls Prevention Exercise Classes as required, and may work part of your hours with this Team to ensure you maintain your PSI knowledge and skills.

This is an exciting time as our team is undergoing a process of integration with other health and social care teams, any new staff members will be expected to have a positive attitude to an ever changing health environment.

For more information, please contact Gemma Smith on


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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