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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/07/2022.

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-CS1064

Solent NHS Trust
Children's Therapy
£32,306 - £39,027 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 passionate about unlocking the potential of children and young people and supporting their families in their homes, schools and community life?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a physiotherapist to join our innovative and friendly children’s therapy service team in the North Hampshire locality. We have secured extra funding to expand the service for 1 year on a fixed term basis to support the needs of children and their families aged 0-19 in the community based around Basingstoke and Aldershot. Flexible and part time working will be considered and we welcome professional returners.


You will be:

-          supporting children to Lead full and happy lives, participating in the activities (occupations) they need and want to do at home, at school and at play.

-          Supporting mobility to access education, play and perform activities of daily living as children and adults.

-          Participate as valued members of their community regardless of physical, learning and mental health needs.

-          Empowering families and carers to support children’s development and quality of life

 As the damaging effects of the pandemic on children and young people with SEND become clear, so too does the need to ensure that we are all playing our role in supporting them.(Ofsted report; Amanda Spielman; Published 16 June 2021). Physiotherapy has a crucial role to play in supporting children and young people.

As part of our Covid recovery plan Solent Children’s Therapy Service has created a range of positions to support the therapy needs of children across Hampshire.

 We are an experienced and supportive team that has excellent working relationships with early years, schools, health and social care colleagues allowing us to share our expertise more widely and create innovative ways of working together to better meet the needs of the child and their family / carers.

At Solent NHS Trust, our approach to delivering children’s therapy services is innovative, refreshing and above all, caring. We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and our passion for delivering high quality care. Solent was recently awarded a ‘Good’ in four domains and an ‘Outstanding’ in the caring domain, which is something we are really proud about. As a valued member of Solent NHS Trust, we’ll offer you a competitive salary, NHS pension, ongoing training and development and good quality working conditions.


Come and join our innovative, friendly, and well led team.

This is what some of our staff say about working with Solent Children’s therapy:

“I love that everyone has time for each other”

“Thankyou to everyone who is always there to listen and help”

“I really appreciate the helpful nature of the team”

“Thank you for all being so welcoming and kind”

“I love it that everyone offers to make tea for each other”

“Our admin team are the best”

 If you are interested in joining our amazing team, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to find out more or arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Clinical Team Coordinator Physiotherapist: Anouska Cooper (on 07825522400) or Email: for an informal chat about the role.

Applicants must have access to a vehicle for work and possession of a full driving licence is essential.

No on- call duties, no weekends or evenings.

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.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.



Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring 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, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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