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Senior Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 841-18-579-FB

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Cheltenham & Cotswolds
£28,050 - £36,644

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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.


Band 6

Salary: £28,050- £36,644

Hours: 37.5

Location: Cheltenham and North Cotswolds Integrated Community Teams

An exciting new opportunity has been created for an individual to join our Integrated Community Teams working across both Cheltenham and the North Cotswolds. The ICTs consist of Community Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Reablement who work closely with our co-located Adult Social Care colleagues.

We work in partnership with GPs, community hospitals, mental health services and voluntary organisations to enable people to live as independently as possible at home. The ethos of the teams is a Reablement, person-led approach to recovery and self-management, to ensure we offer care close to home, thus avoiding unnecessary admissions to bed based services.

We are an active player in the development of the local Sustainability & Transformation Plan entering an exciting time as we work with our partners to develop local place based models of care.

The post will be supported by mobile working practices and hot desking work bases in both Cheltenham and Bourton on the Water. It is a multifaceted role with a varied caseload incorporating both triage and urgent response of patients referred via the referral centre on a rota basis, and patients from the community waiting list. The post holder will also be responsible for the delegation of work to other members of the physiotherapy team within the ICT, as well as holding a small caseload. This is an ideal opportunity for a Band 5 therapist wanting a development opportunity or a Band 6 looking for a new challenge who would like to work in new ways across the urban and rural communities of Gloucestershire.


The successful candidate will be able to lead the physiotherapy staff by demonstrating an organised and enthusiastic approach to integrated ways of working including multidisciplinary team working. They will work alongside other Band 6 staff in support of the Team Managers to develop new ways of working to better meet the needs of the population of the localities.

When applying for this position, please ensure that in your supporting statement, you make it clear as to how you meet the person specification especially the values and behaviours expected of all colleagues. This will figure largely in our short-listing criteria and the overall selection process.

If you would like to work for an Organisation that values its staff, aims to deliver the best care, offering compassion to all patients, their carers and families, and you can demonstrate this to us, we would like to hear from you!

Expressions of interest or informal enquiries should be directed to the Team Manager Jenny Smith on 01452 328000 or via email at:, or the Physio Professional Lead Claire Smith on 07876 257233 or via email at:

This vacancy is subject to an EnhancedDisclosure for adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Short-listing Date: 3rd April 2019


The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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