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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Band 5 Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-20-24683

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Cambrai Lines, Munster Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 3PZ
£24,907-£30,615 per annum

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) at Munster Barracks are seeking a professional, positive and hard-working Band 5 Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (ERI) to join their succcessful team. If you would like to be part of a great organisation and have aspirations to put your career on an upward trajectory then this could be the role for you.

DPHC provide safe and effective healthcare which meets the needs of the patient and Chain of Command in order to contribute to Fighting Power. As the ERI your role is to provide high quality exercise rehabilitation to entitled personel to optimise return to function and fitness.

You will be working with the team to provide a high standard of exercise based rehabilitation, including highly specialist work aimed at meeting standards for better health by using a multidisciplinary approach. You will also be providiing your full support to the line manager to ensure the provision of a comprehensive and professional rehabilitation service for entitled personnel.

This a full time post where the successful candidate will be working 37.5 hours per week. Due to infrastructure limitations we can only offer this postion as a full time post.

Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Performing appropriate clinical assessments, whilst designing and implementing safe and progressive exercise treatment schedules for all patients after the MO/Physiotherapist has made a diagnosis.
  • Communicating effectively with patients to ensure informed consent for assessment and treatment, good understanding of their conditions and maximise their rehabilitation potential. Patients may have barriers to communication e.g. English as their second language.
  • Adhering to Ministry of Defence (MoD) policies iaw delivering a service within a MoD establishment.
  • Developing and maintainging your own personal, service and professional standards at the highest attainable levels through continuing professional development activities and maintenance of a portfolio.
  • Participating in the Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) scheme and being responsible for complying with agreed development programmes, including attendance at appropriately planned and selected post-graduate courses.
  • Adhereing to Regional Healthcare Governance policy, ensuring that all service delivery conforms to the standards set.
  • Contributing to organisational development at Primary Care Rehabilitation Facility (PCRF) and Medical Centre levels.
  • Being responsible for the safe and competent use of all equipment, patient appliances and aids, attaining competence prior to use. Including the identification and reporting of work service requirements and repair needs within the department.
  • Actively participating in the supervision/training of other Allied Health Professionals seeking experience within the PCRF and supervise other work experience students.

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

  • NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security
  • NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB7 – Interventions & Treatment

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.

Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following:

  • BSc(Hons) Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation or Sports Therapy and must be a Full Graduate Member of BASRaT and be entitled to the title Graduate Sports Rehabilitator.


  • Joint Service Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor qualification (JSERI).


  • BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Consolidated experience working as an Exercise Rehabilitation Professional.
  • Experience of working with the miliatry is also desirable.

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.

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.

For details of which locations are in each region, please see attached Regional Layout document.

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

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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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