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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/10/2021.

Specialist/Team Lead Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 349-LCO-3380959-CR

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Crisis Response
Central, Manchester
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum, pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Band 7 Physiotherapist full time, 37.5 hours.


The Crisis Response Team, covering Central Manchester area, is looking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic band 7 Physiotherapist to lead, in conjunction with nurse and OT colleagues, a lively and dynamic multi-professional team comprising health, social services and independent sector staff. Crisis Response is a constantly evolving service so if you like change and challenges, this is the job for you.


As a Band 7 Physiotherapist lead, it is an exciting time to be part of our continuing and progressive working environment that deals with ‘crisis’ on a daily basis, and where your clinical skillset will contribute to local residents remaining in their own homes and preventing unnecessary A&E attendances.

Our Crisis Response Service operates as a clinically led multi-disciplinary team comprising Advanced Practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, support workers, pharmacists and social care staff. The Service provides a 7-day, extended hours, urgent and timely response to referrals from the ambulance service, acute or primary care and other health or social care professionals. From this a rapid assessment and community intervention for up to 72 hours will support adults ‘in crisis’ with health or social care needs, at home.

As well as bringing your clinical skills to the team, you will be a champion of integrated community care. You will possess excellent leadership skills, be a strong team player, an excellent communicator, adaptable, committed, well organized and work well under pressure. You must be motivated, enthusiastic and have proven experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team and experience of working in the NHS. It would be desirable that you have experience of working in a rehabilitation/ community setting. Applicants must have a recognised Physiotherapy qualification and be eligible for HCPC Registration.

All staff must be able to travel around various community locations delivering care, so it is essential that applicants can travel independently within the local geographical area to meet the service needs. As the service operates 7 days per week, the position entails working weekends and late shifts on a rota basis.

For informal enquiries contact

Katie Jackson or Annette Stenson on 0161 2273096

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKatie JacksonJob titleTeam Lead NurseEmail addresscatherine.Jackson3@mft.nhs.ukTelephone number0161 2273096

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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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