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Paediatric Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 301-SP-22-145171

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Physiotherapy
Lichfield, Burton on Trent, Tamworth
£32,306 - £39,027

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Paediatric Physiotherapist Band 6 – 2 x Full Time (37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday) (WTE 1.00)

Our service is expanding and we are looking for Physiotherapists who want to develop their clinical and leadership skills within a friendly, supportive and innovative Paediatric Physiotherapy Team based in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, which cover Lichfield, Tamworth, Burton on Trent and Rugeley (with potential for other surrounding areas), covered by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The service has bases in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, and also in South West and South East Staffordshire. Travel will be required based on service need. We would be happy to discuss specific geographical locations with prospective applicants.

As a community team covering a large geographical area, a UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes will be essential.

These posts offer the chance to manage a mixed caseload of children and young people with neurological, developmental and some musculoskeletal conditions, across both town and rural locations.

You will be joining a multi-skilled team that consists of Band 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7’s. The team and the service is forward thinking with establishing specialities within the service provided by paediatric physiotherapy service.

The team provide assessment and intervention for children and young people with physical difficulties, aged 0-19 years. We work in partnership with families and carers in a variety of settings including special and mainstream schools, patient’s homes and community clinics.

We partnership work with other professionals including Community Paediatricians and Occupational Therapists and have regular liaisons with the Social Care Team, involving multidisciplinary meetings and joint clinics working for information sharing.

You will be expected to use and develop your skills using a variety of approaches and treatment modalities and to work closely with colleagues in other disciplines in order to provide a child-centred, holistic approach to care. You will also participate in the development of other staff and of the service.

MPFT is committed to providing high quality care and offers its staff learning and development opportunities in order to support them in achieving this goal. Regular support and supervision from peers and senior staff is a high priority within MPFT. You will have a full and comprehensive supervision package; consisting of clinical, peer, management, interest specific support, in order that you are in the best position to develop your skills in providing the best outcome for our patients/customers.

Why you should consider joining our service: we are a dynamic, friendly and pro-active team looking for like-minded applicants to join us and are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our team members.

The paediatric physiotherapy service provides clinical placements for students from Keele University and the post holder will be supported to become a clinical educator.

We would welcome informal enquiries. Please contact Yvonne Feasey, Team Leader, on email: or telephone 07507 361 790.


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3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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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