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Advanced Podiatrist - Rheumatology

Job Reference: 349-LCO--3687861

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Northenden HC, Northenden
£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 28,000 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.

Department of Podiatry Podiatrist Band 7 in Rheumatology

Hours: 34.45

Location: Wythenshawe Hospital (Manchester Foundation Trust) and various sites within the community in South Manchester (Manchester Local Care Organisation)

Salary: Band 7


An opportunity has arisen in South Manchester for an integrated role between Wythenshawe Hospital Rheumatology department and community services for a Band 7 podiatrist to provide specialist care for patients with inflammatory arthropathies 2.5 days per week in the hospital and 2 days within the community podiatry service, (this can be rearranged to a 9 day fortnight) The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and providing the Rheumatology pathways within the acute setting and community podiatry team. In addition this position offers the opportunity to work within the rheumatology multidisciplinary team providing both support and management of an independent caseload.


We would like to see evidence of a varied portfolio of rheumatology experience and post graduate training to support your application.


Although we are looking for the post holder to have advanced skills and experience, we are also able to offer this post as a training opportunity for applicants who are working towards an advanced role and gaining the relevant knowledge base in this field. If the successful candidate does not yet have the essential knowledge base but can demonstrate they are working towards this, the post may be offered initially at Band 6 The criteria for progression to the band 7 role is to fulfil the competencies, meet the relevant essential criteria, skills and knowledge as outlined in the band 7 person specification and to show significant progressions towards the qualification.


The proposed timescale for progression is within 12 months from commencement in post.

The successful candidate will be required to contribute to audit, teaching and training within the Department.

Car driver/owner essential.

This role requires the postholder to undertake duties within a care home setting. In accordance with the Coronavirus Act 2020, prior to the take up of this position. The successful applicant will be required to provide evidence they have received two doses of an authorised vaccine , or provide evidence of medical exemption in accordance with the Covid 19 Regulations. This verification will be required at or before interview / selection. Interested applicants must ensure this verification is available to be produced when requested.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Helen Tyrer

Job title: Podiatry lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 0161 945 3624

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.

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

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