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Job Reference: 358-2959372-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Support Services and Imaging
UHL - Cross-site, Leicester
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Permanent contract -37.5 hours per week Monday to Sunday, including on-call duties, band 5 Physiotherapists, and bank contract band 5 Physiotherapists

The University Hospitals of Leicester, Physiotherapy Department are very pleased to offer the opportunity for recruitment of band 5 Physiotherapists to work within UHL as a rotation opportunity. There might also be the opportunity to work with Leicestershire Partnership Trust as a rotation opportunity.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a diverse range of clinical specialities in a very large teaching Trust. UHL has Physiotherapy specialities on all three of our sites within Leicester. We offer opportunities in specialities such as Respiratory care , Surgical specialities and Renal care, Intensive/ Critical care, Cardiology and Cardio-thoracic surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Planned and Emergency care, Acute Stroke and the Early Supported Discharge Service for Stroke, Neuro Rehabilitation Unit and the Brain Injury Unit, Inpatient and Outpatient Paediatrics, Oncology, MSK outpatients. The rotations last for six months in each speciality.

Junior staff are well supported both formally and informally by senior staff, using regular clinical supervision, one to one meetings and the appraisal process. We encourage junior staff members to participate in our band 5 Therapist development training programme. Each clinical team also has a local in-service training schedule, addressing the particular learning and development needs of staff within that team. We have a successful Preceptorship Programme within UHL for all newly registered staff or those returning to the HCPC register. These posts are also subject to a training agreement, whereby the successful candidates will be expected to fulfill all core competencies within the first six months of employment.
We are recruiting due to the internal promotion of current band 5 Physiotherapy staff.

The rotational posts are permanent, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday. The successful candidates will be required to work at the weekends and bank holidays and to participate on the emergency respiratory weekend and on-call rota.

UHL Physiotherapy department is passionate about research and the professional development of our staff, and all our staff are encouraged to participate in our local in-service training sessions. We are actively involved in research projects and have two staff members who are working on PhD studies and numerous other staff who are working on MSc and other research projects.

If you share our passion and dedication to provide the best level of evidence-based care for our patients we would love to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Bowler - Therapy Clinical Team Leader

0116 258 6825/ 4064


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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