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Community Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Reference: 841-19-091-AJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Integrated Community Teams - Gloucester Locality
£18,813 - £20,795

Be part of our team…

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.

Community Physiotherapy Assistant

Band: 3

Salary: £18,813 - £20,795

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week (Part time hours and flexible working patterns considered)

Location: Gloucester

We are looking for a motivated and resourceful individual with excellent communication skills to join one of our Integrated Community Teams as a Physiotherapy Assistant. If you are a person who is enthusiastic, able to work on your own and as a team player then this is the role for you.

The Physiotherapy Assistants work alongside Physiotherapists within an Integrated Community Team to promote health and wellbeing in community populations. The aim is to enable service users to reach their optimum level of function and independence by gathering information and assessing prior to providing information, delivering exercise based programs and restorative rehabilitation plans.

It is a highly rewarding role, maximising service users’ independence. We offer excellent opportunities for on-going development and training, together with formal and informal support and learning from colleagues in the team. You will be supported by a qualified Physiotherapist.

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!

For information or enquires please contact Julie Simpson, Physiotherapy Professional Lead on 0797 647 6400 or email

Short-listing Date: - Tuesday 4th June 2019

Interview Date: - Tuesday 11th / Wednesday 12th June 2019

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with barring list check for Adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service. Ability to travel within the county is essential within this role.



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.

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