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Rehabilitation and Enablement Lead

Job Reference: J315-VC90A

Countess Mountbatten Hospice
Rehabilitation and Enablement
Up to £44,503pa, based on full time hours


At Mountbatten making our employees feel valued is as important to us as making sure that our patients are safe. We are looking for people that live our values to help us make a difference to the thousands of patients who come to us for help and support each year.

We believe that every employee plays a vital part in helping us achieve our mission to provide and promote good care an support for those people living with, affected by or curious about death, dying and bereavement across the communities we serve.

Our vision at Mountbatten is of a world where all dying people and those close to them, have access to expert care of the highest quality, provided by compassionate and professional teams.

Our Values

We care about what we do. We appreciate that people are different and we are kind and compassionate to our patients and families, to our local community and to each other

We are experts in our field. We are professional at all times, aspiring to be the best that we can be in everything that we do

We are innovative and bold. We respond quickly and creatively to the changing needs of our society within the scope of our human and financial resources

We respect our community. We exist for our local population, now and into the future, and we believe that we can achieve more together by working in partnership with others

Here at Mountbatten our patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we need talented and committed people like you to join our team to help us grow and develop our services . If you wish to take the next step in your carer, this may be the ideal opportunity for you.

If your leadership style is empathetic yet bold and full of fresh flavour then this is the perfect opportunity to join our Rehabilitation team. At Mountbatten Hampshire we are looking for an individual who will provide expert operational leadership to the team; inspiring innovative and dynamic methods of service delivery, and promoting team working and a collaborative MDT approach.

About the Role

The postholder will develop, lead and manage a new model of service provision within the
Rehabilitation team as well as provide an expert Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy service to patients under the care of Mountbatten Hampshire (across the Inpatient Unit, outpatients, and community), promoting a palliative rehabilitation and enablement approach. The role will be pivotal in developing a philosophy of empowerment and enablement for service users and those closest to them, as well as staff and volunteers working within the Hospice and Hazel Centre. Exciting developments at our Hazel Centre, including the creation and opening of a Café open to the public, will see opportunities for increased community engagement, a fresh approach to day services and revived groups and activities that appeal and attract. Innovation and forward thinking will be key to the role, such as delivery and development of virtual group therapies launched in response to Covid restrictions, allowing Mountbatten to further it’s reach and support more individuals living with a life-limiting illness.

The postholder will lead a team of trained staff who provide moving and handling training to employees and volunteers at Mountbatten IW and Hampshire and take part in the delivery of training as part of the mandatory training and competency programme.

About You

You will be an experienced specialist Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, with experience of working in a variety of settings. You will have excellent clinical, administration, co-ordination and management skills. You will be able to maintain excellent communication with the wider multi-disciplinary team, including volunteers, as well as patients and their families and other visitors taking into account their physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.

As a specialist Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, you will exercise complex levels of judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care. You will be able to demonstrate advanced practice skills to identify, assess, diagnose, treat, and manage people affected by life limiting disease. You will work collaboratively with colleagues to best meet the needs of the patient and their families, supporting delivery of policy and procedures, and play an active part in the senior clinical leadership team.

You will have well developed skills in leadership, influencing, negotiating, and motivating others and the ability to engage and inspire others. Flexibility and creative thinking are key to the role. You will have high levels of personal resilience and the ability to work to deadlines with the ability to concentrate on the most complex and challenging issues.

This vacancy is for 30 hours per week to be worked flexibly in accordance with the needs of the service including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Please be aware that although we are advertising on NHS Jobs, Mountbatten Hampshire is a separate charity organisation and not part of the NHS. We do however recognise previous Agenda for Change continuous service and match NHS benefits and bandings.


What we can Offer You

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees including:

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Development and Training opportunities
  • Generous Annual Leave, Occupational Sickness and Maternity Benefit Schemes, subject to qualifying conditions
  • Recognition of previous Agenda for Change NHS Continuous Service for incremental progression, annual leave, maternity and sickness benefits
  • Pensions Schemes, including continuation of contributions to your NHS Pension scheme, subject to eligibility
  • Local Benefit Scheme including discounts with all ferry operators

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check the cost of which is covered by the Hospice.

For an informal discussion and visit about this opportunity, please contact Mary Banks, Head of Rehabilitation and Enablement on 01983 217348 or at

Mountbatten Hampshire offers a generous benefits package to include:

Pension Scheme (including existing members continuation of NHS Pension Scheme)

Generous Holiday and Occupational Sickness Benefits

Off Site Free Parking

Training and Development Package

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.

UK Registration

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

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