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Rotational Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 449-ASP672

Solent NHS Trust
Adults Portsmouth
£25,655 - £31,534 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

Are you graduating this summer and looking for your first physiotherapist role? Or just looking for a new challenge? Are you looking to find a role that can give you a broad range of both acute and community rotations? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Solent NHS Trust is looking for physiotherapists to join its teams working on a 6 monthly rotational basis within the Portsmouth and Southampton areas.

This post is part of the combined Solent NHS Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust’s Band 5 rotational programme which represents a truly integrated Band 5 rotational scheme between the two trusts.

There are currently over 40 rotations that will take you into Acute, Community and Primary Care settings. These settings include opportunities on intensive care, acute wards in all specialties at Queen Alexandra Hospital, high level community care, rapid response teams, specialist community care and a multitude of musculoskeletal services at a variety of community settings within the Solent NHS Trust area.

To start or develop your career, there is no better way. You will have the opportunity to work with highly expert and specialised clinicians who will teach you the skills you need to deliver excellent patient care and progress in your career. We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapists to join our Teams.

We welcome applications from new graduates and can arrange informal visits to meet the teams. If you have excellent communication skills, good patient handling skills, evidence of CPD plus relevant clinical experience, from a previous post or from student placements, we would be interested to hear from you. We will develop your knowledge and skills in many aspects of patient care.

We have a comprehensive competency, clinical supervision and CPD programme supported by highly skilled Team Leaders and Senior Specialist Staff. All newly qualified staff are supported to excel as autonomous practitioners in the workplace by the multidisciplinary preceptorship programme which runs for a ten month period.

For this post you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

Please contact Joanna Robinson (MSK Operational Lead) - or 02381 030417 for further 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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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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.

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