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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2020.

Band 7 Podiatrist

Job Reference: J221-A-20-24480

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Allied Health Professionals
RRU Colchester, Merville Barracks, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UT
£38,890-£44,503 pro rata

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Are you an enthusiastic and committed Podiatrist looking for an exciting and rewarding role? Are you seeking job satisfaction, numerous benefits and training opportunities? Would you like your career to take a different direction into a friendly and professional organisation?

If your answer is yes, then we have a vacancy within Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) for an Advanced Practitioner Podiatrist to work 21.5 hours per week with the Regional Rehabilitation Unit (RRU) in delivering a high standard outreach, regional based podiatry service to Armed Forces personnel.

The successful candidate will be an essential member of the multi-disciplinary team located in Merville Barracks, Colchester. You will perform highly skilled and specialist podiatry assessment and treatment to patients referred to the RRU; using clinical reasoning skills to provide accurate clinical diagnosis.


Duties of the role include but aren’t limited to:

  • Planning & Implementing the development of the podiatry service to meet demand.
  • Evaluating the current need of podiatry service and contracts within the Region.
  • Providing specialist podiatry advice/support to the RRU.
  • Completing reports on findings.
  • Providing support and input into the RRU in-service training programme as directed by the Regional Rehabilitation Officer.
  • Formulating and developing a highly specialised individualised treatment programme based upon evidence-based practice.
  • Having effective communication with all other rehabilitation and Unit personnel, with external medical personnel from other agencies/Units.
  • To manage and prioritise own clinical caseload efficiently and effectively.


To be found successful for this post you must hold a degree in podiatry plus postgraduate specialist training to Masters Level or equivalent in clinical biomechanics. You must be a Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and/or State Registered Podiatrist (HCPC).

This is a peripatetic role and the successful candidate will be required to travel to facilities within their Area of Responsibility therefore a full UK driving licence will be required.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV and at interview you will be tested against the following NHS competencies:

  • NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHSC5 – Quality
  • HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • HWB7 – Interventions & Treatments
  • HWB9 – Equipment & Devices to Meet Health and Wellbeing Needs


Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Once travel restrictions are lifted the successful candidate will be required to undertake a two-day induction course to be held at DMS Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9PY.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

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Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.

Caring for our Armed Forces

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.

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

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