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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/07/2021.

Specialist Podiatrist

Job Reference: 449-APC405

Solent NHS Trust
Southampton and Portsmouth
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a pro rata

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

We are looking for Specialist Podiatrists with the ability to demonstrate a high level of expertise and knowledge in at least one of the following areas: At Risk foot or MSK & Nail surgery. Your role will involve provision of expert specialist assessment, treatment and advice for patients with foot disease affecting the foot and ankle who may have acute, complex and/or chronic presentations. You will preferably have up-to-date IRMER training with knowledge of infection management, offloading and indications for further tests and investigations. You should have a proven track record of clinical experience and CPD in these areas.

  • You will need good communication skills, be a team player, demonstrate a flexible approach to a busy caseload
  • Have strong clinical reasoning and leadership skills to ensure our service is evidence based and delivered to a high standard.
  • You will be supported by the clinical lead and advanced practitioners within the service

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 multi-chair 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.

A relocation support package may be available for successful applicants.

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.

We have an active research team and the department is regularly involved in audit to shape the future of our services which we would encourage you to become involved in.

So what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application!

Please contact Zoe Clarke, Podiatry Advanced Practitioner (Southampton) or Laurence Fisher (Portsmouth) for more information!


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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