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Rotational Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 841-19-118-BJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Integrated Community Teams - Cheltenham Locality
£30,401 - £37,267

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) were planning to join. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

Position: Physiotherapist – Rotational

Pay Band: 6

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week (flexible working requests will be considered)

Base: Cheltenham, Independent Living Centre

Contract: Substantive

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a dedicated and motivated Physiotherapist on a substantive contract to become part of a dynamic and established Integrated Community Team (ICT) within Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire Care Services deliver community health & social care services for adults & older people via a model of locality based cluster teams. Each of the clusters consist of nursing, therapy and reablement teams working closely alongside social work professionals to provide support to people within their own homes and within bed based reablement units. We work closely with GPs, local communities, acute and community hospital(s) and other partners to enable people to live as independently and for as long as possible within their own home.

We are seeking an experienced physiotherapist to join the team as part of a planned series of rotational posts (9-12 month duration) starting within a core ICT role and rotating to other community areas such as priority response work via the referral centre, bed based reablement and Complex Care at Home (CC@H) all based within Cheltenham.

The CC@H is a new and innovative multi-disciplinary team, that focusses on the early identification of patients who are at risk of deteriorating health, wellbeing and/or frailty. The service works with patients and multidisciplinary teams (including primary care) developing and delivering personalised care plans that support people to maintain their health and wellbeing, to prevent or delay crises. This includes promoting advanced care planning to enable appropriate responses should a crisis emerge.

These exciting roles demand excellent team working and communication skills and an innovative and committed approach to providing high quality, proactive patient care, within an integrated health and social service environment.

We are a clinically led organisation where individuals are valued for their unique professional contribution to ensuring best patient care. Continuing Professional Development is a key priority and we actively promote and develop the broadening roles that Physiotherapists and AHPs are able to contribute. We have an extensive range of Advanced Practitioners, Clinical Specialists, Professional Leads and Non-Medical Prescribers across a wide range of specialisms that actively support clinical colleagues within our organisation. Our well established, structured Clinical Supervision and In Service Training programmes contribute to the learning culture which develops and challenges thinking and practice. As a Band 6 Physiotherapist you will hold a supervisory role for other members of the Physiotherapy team and would be expected to actively engage in this process.

You will need:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of working as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team to manage complex cases

  • Excellent communication and IT skills.

  • Experience of working in people’s homes

  • Be highly motivated to provide evidence based practice.

If you are an experienced, dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist then we would love to hear from you.

For informal enquiries please contact either Kirsty Greaves, Physiotherapy Professional Lead on or on 07584385248 / 0300 421 8367. Alternatively, Liz Burrow, Integrated Community Team, Cluster 2 Team Manager on or on 07881517704 / 0300 421 8367.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check for with a Barring List Check for adults and successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.


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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