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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2021.

Podiatrist(s) - Newly Qualified or Qualified

Job Reference: 449-APC355

Solent NHS Trust
Primary Care Services
Southampton/Portsmouth/Fareham and Gosport
£24,907 - £30,615 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


Solent NHS Podiatry team has an excellent opportunity for you to put your University acquired skills into practice and become the dynamic Podiatrist you want to be.

Full time, permanent band 5 posts have become available in the Solent Podiatry Team. The successful applicants will be provided with mentorship through our well established preceptorship programme. You will also be given an extensive rotation through our services in High risk foot management involving MDT within the acute hospital settings, biomechanics, nail surgery and community clinics including domiciliary caseloads.

Our team meets regularly as a whole and as localities for Podiatry target meetings where we receive training and share ideas and developments for the service. We pride ourselves on being a supportive team where we encourage each other, provide advice and support in ensuring we deliver the optimal patient care. This is achieved by minimizing lone working, regular peer review with mentors and action learning sets with colleagues.

Why Solent NHS Podiatry?

Solent is a forward thinking trust and our trust shared values (HEART – honesty, everyone counts, accountable, respectable and team work) support the development of a strong working culture and guides and inspires all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work. Our last CQC rating of ‘outstanding’ for care and ‘good’ for the other domains depict these.

The Solent Podiatry Team live in a vibrant part of the country with access to the city and the beautiful coast and countryside. There are good access and links to the local airports. We have strong links with Southampton University for extended learning opportunities and are key in providing clinical learning for the BSC Podiatry undergraduate clinical placements.

We are fortunate to have 2 key multichair sites at the Adelaide health Centre in Southampton and the St Marys hospital campus in Portsmouth. These are both high specification sites with various services offering care delivery.



Why Solent NHS Trust?

Solent NHS Podiatry Service delivers care for 5CCG’s throughout the Hampshire area. Solent NHS Podiatry services covers a large geographic area and is divided into a West locality in Southampton covering approximately 15 sites from the New forest and across Southampton city centre to the east of the city. The East locality is Portsmouth based but stretches from Fareham across the city to the Petersfield borders. The position would be based in one or both of these localities. Due to the rural geographical locations of our locality any applicant must have appropriate transport to get to any of these locations.

We have a very knowledgeable and experienced team who are leaders nationally and are pivotal in ensuring that their knowledge and support is shared with the team. From an early stage following training and competency sign off you will be issuing antibiotics via PGD’s and requesting x-ray’s directly for patients to ensure that they receive prompt and timely care for their acute conditions.

We have an active research team and the department is regularly involved in audit activity to shape the future of our services which we would actively encourage you to become involved in. This will be part of your preceptorship Programme that you will be enrolled in alongside side other newly qualified staff from all health disciplines within Solent.


We would welcome you to contact us to ask any questions about our service. It is important that we attain the right people for our team but just as importantly you find the right service to join to have a positive start to your career.

For more information please contact Zoe Clarke Podiatry Advanced Practitioner at:

Or Laurence Fisher Podiatry Operational Lead (East ) at


Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

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) - pro rata for part time
  • 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
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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