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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/10/2019.

Band 4 Podiatry Assistant

Job Reference: 074-SD30

CSH Surrey
Surrey Downs
Leatherhead but to work across surrey down locations
£21,089- £23,761 + 5% HCA

CSH Surrey is Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider (since 2006). We are part of the NHS, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our nurses, therapists and support staff provide adult community health services in the mid and north west Surrey areas, and children’s community health services for the whole of the county. Together we serve a population of more than 1 million people.

In June 2017 our services received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with ‘Outstanding’ for how caring our teams are.

We provide excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes. We also offer a supportive preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and a well-established rotational programme for therapists. Our nurses and therapists also benefit from access to bespoke clinical skills courses.

If you want to be part of a passionate, person-focused community service, apply to CSH Surrey today!



As a partnership between the three GP Federations, community trust and acute trust, Surrey Downs Health and Care is delivering true transformational change for adult community services across Surrey Downs to the benefit of patients and the local healthcare system. Our delivery model is formed around a shared vision and innovative use of the wealth and diversity of both the clinical and managerial experience that the partnership brings and as such it will provide a truly holistic, person-centred service that no one partner could provide on its own.


The model focusses on care being provided through distributed clinical leadership using Primary Care Networks (networks of GP practices working together with combined practice populations of around 50,000); integrated community bedded services and specialist services with the development of pathways into and out of the acute trust.

Job role-Podiatry Assistant

Pay scale- Band 4 £21,089-£23,761 + 5% HCA

Hours 37.5 per week 1.0 WTE

Base-community sites across Surrey Downs.

Surrey Downs Health and Care is an integrated care model formed around a shared and innovative new care and delivery model focusing on care being provided throughdistributed clinical leadership through Primary Care Networks (networks of GP practices working together with combined practice populations of around 50,000); integrated community bedded services and specialist services with the development of pathways into and out of the acute trust. All partners firmly believe that the alchemy of the partnership will drive transformational change to the benefit of patients and the local healthcare system. You will be expected to work across Surrey Downs.


We are looking for an enthusiastic Podiatry Assistant to join our dedicated team in the Surrey Downs area. This post is for 37.5 hours per week requiring the post holder to be flexible and able to work across various clinic sites in the area to support in a variety of clinical and non-clinical functions. In order to do so, it is essential that the applicant must have a car and valid driving license.

You will be working alongside HCPC registered Podiatrists who all have a wealth of experience and expertise to assist you in your training. The role is extremely interesting and varied and will include nail care in clinical settings and within patients own homes. You will also assist in nail surgery, nail surgery redressing clinics, wound care clinics, new patient assessment clinics and biomechanics.

Our patients often have complex medical needs including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and the complications that are associated with these diseases. We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing excellent patient care. It is important that you can work both as part of a team and independently. Effective communication, organisation and time management skills are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for a change in career as training and mentorship can be provided.

For further information please contact: Abbi Sachania Podiatry Team Lead, Surrey Downs Health & Care on 07794455379 or alternatively via email

While this post remains within CSH, the post will be seconded to to be confirmed. This will not impact on any of your terms of employment.

Recruitment - Golden Hello

Successful applicants, who have not worked for CSH within the last 12 months, will receive an amount of £2000 paid in two instalments: - £1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of probation. These payments are pro-rata for part- time posts. Payments will be subject to tax and NI National Insurance in the usual way.We don’t operate Golden Hellos for Band 7 or Band 8 posts, Bank posts or fixed term contracts.

Applicable to:

• Community Qualified Nurses,

• Community Hospital Qualified Nurse

• Paediatric Occupational Therapists

• Immunisation Team Nurses

• Paediatric Physio and Speech & Language Therapists

• Health Visitors located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• School Nurses located in Mole Valley, Epsom, Spelthorne and Elmbridge*

• Speech and Language Therapists**

• Occupational Therapists**

*Walton Heath Centre and Molesey Clinic - Elmbridge Borough; Epsom Clinic - Epsom/Ewell Borough; Ashford Clinic - Spelthorne Borough

** For Surrey Downs Health and Care contract only

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

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