Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/05/2020.

Specialist Podiatrist

Job Reference: 818-TH80-C

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Specialist Podiatrist
Lincoln and Sleaford, Lincoln and Sleaford
£31,365 - £37,890 per ann


We Listen, We Care, We Act, We Improve

We listen: we engage with everyone we work with, we are united, we are always positive

We care: everyone is valued, respected and developed, knowledge and skills are nurtured, success is celebrated

We act: clear goals and right resources, freedom coupled with accountabilty, emphasis on simplicity

We improve: we are creative, resourceful and innovative, integrated and collaboration is the way forward, we're always striving to do better

....Fit for now, fit for the future.

REMEMBER - Please ensure you read all information prior to applying for any job roles. Note any applications via agency will not be accepted.

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for two enthusiastic full-time band 6 Podiatrists to join a hardworking and motivated podiatry team, working in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire offers the perfect balance of modern amenities and a relaxing lifestyle. Vibrant nightlife and high street shopping contrast with rural countryside and unspoilt coastline. There are excellent direct rail links to London, Nottingham and Leicester with access to all major road networks.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services, recently rated as outstanding by the CQC, is an innovative and adaptable organisation at the forefront of delivering care within the communities we serve. You will be joining a Podiatry team that is committed towards providing a high quality of podiatric care to the diverse population of Lincolnshire. We are continually developing and improving our services and we pride ourselves as being caring, safe, effective and forward thinking. We believe in taking a proactive and curative approach in managing the diverse caseloads of patients using a combination of empowerment techniques, self-help advice and clinical skills to provide treatment plans leading to discharge. We operate from a variety of clinic settings including GP surgeries, health clinics, and Multidisciplinary Diabetic foot clinics.

Applications are invited from motivated HCPC Registered candidates with appropriate experience at Band 5 (NHS Employment) or existing Band 6, who hold a recognised degree or equivalent in Podiatry and Local Anaesthesia certificate and are keen to utilize their advanced clinical, professional skills and experience. Please refer to further details in the job description & person specification for more information.

As a service we are passionate that our unique specialist skills as Podiatrists are concentrated on Podiatric Pathologies which require the specific input of a Podiatrist therefore the service does not provide routine nail and foot care. The service strives to provide a full range of Podiatric treatment ranging from and including wound management, diabetes, biomechanics, nail surgery and new patient assessments. You will be expected to work across all of these areas and support less experienced colleagues in their professional development. You will be supported to undertake your IRMER training and will have the opportunity to make use of diagnostic tools such as bloods, swabbing, X-Rays and Ultra sound.

We are a pivotal stakeholder in the Lincolnshire Diabetes transformation project, which seeks to transform the way Diabetes care is offered across the county to eradicate artificial barriers between primary and secondary care and also between different community services. As part of this we are currently piloting together with the Diabetes Specialist nurses App based software which allows patients timely enhanced access and communication to the service reducing unnecessary appointments.

The contracted hours are 37.5 per week. The Core service hours are at present Monday to Friday from 8.30 am - 5.00pm although there are plans to expand the opening hours and applicants will be expected to be flexible and willing to take an equal share in less desirable rosters, which may in the future include weekend working. Lincolnshire is a large rural county and the successful candidate will be expected to travel to other areas within the county to do clinics, attend meetings and for training purposes.

We are looking for a person who not only has excellent clinical and diagnostic skills but who has a positive mental attitude and is flexible, hard-working and adaptable to change and be willing to challenge the traditional views of Podiatry. If you feel you have the personal and professional attributes required for these posts and feel you can work well as part of a team and are keen in developing alternate ways of working then we look forward to meeting you!




For further details / informal visits contact:

David Chapman, Podiatry Team Leader on 01522 523009

Janet Hastings, Podiatry Team leader on 01522 523009

Based on feedback from our staff, we have been named among the Health Services Journal’s (HSJ) and Nursing Times’ top 100 ‘Great Places to Work’. We’re in the top 20 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2014 NHS National Staff Survey

Important Information: All new employees will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required for the post. The Disclosure & Barring Service application form (formerly CRB) will be provided by LCHS and the fee will be deducted from your salary over a maximum of a 6 month period.

Any existing employees who require a DBS check as part of the application process will be subject to a charge for that DBS check.

We are a Disability Confident employer ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Support and/or assistance with completing an application form is available from the Workforce Services Team by calling 01522 308700.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo