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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/01/2020.

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 209-A-19-2169500

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Community care
Knutsford District General Hospital, Knutsford
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of The Community Therapies Team in East Cheshire, based in the Congleton, Holmes Chapel and Knutsford area.


They will be able to demonstrate a high level of assessment and treatment skills for our patients.

You will join our forward thinking multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality patient care which will be tailored to meet the patient’s needs. The team provides a rapid access service offering assessment, treatment and advice to patients within 24 hours of referral Monday to Friday, 72 hours over the weekend, and rehabilitation and support to East Cheshire locality residents, primarily in their own homes but also to those who are in residential or nursing care accommodation. Our aim is to regain their optimum level of function after hospital admission or physical decline in the community.

Your caseload will be varied and our client group can present with complex multiple pathology thus requiring experience in all core rotations with evidence of working with older people in addition to multidisciplinary and preferably community experience.

Excellent communication skills will be required to support effective pathways of care with liaison and referral to other professionals and agencies as required. You will be innovative and willing to contribute to the development of our service, engage in staff supervision and teaching, and participate in our In-Service training programme.

You will be required to be flexible at times and work across sites in East Cheshire to assist colleagues from other teams. It is therefore necessary to travel efficiently between sites and to rural areas.

It will be essential for the post holder to work autonomously within trust policies and professional practice, in addition to maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient records.


Why join us?

  • Varied exposure to a range of diverse conditions, every day is different!
  • Our dynamic management team are helpful and open to improvements and thinking differently
  • Welcoming and helpful team
  • Regular formal and informal supervision with a twice yearly personal development review
  • Ideally located where the Peak District meets the Cheshire Plain, yet only 20 minutes by train from central Manchester and its airport. Training in a location with the best of all worlds; a DGH within reach of countryside and city.
  • A small and friendly DGH where everyone counts. In a recent visit (May 2016), Health Education England NW noted that ‘all trainer groups would recommend the Trust as a place to work. Trainees indicated they felt appreciated and said the Trust provided a supportive and friendly working environment. We are happy to provide additional information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Angela Rogers,

East Cheshire NHS Trust benefits:

  • 27-33 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service
  • Counselling service
  • Competitive pension
  • Option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Large range of discounts with local and national businesses i.e. gym memberships, theatre offers, local beauticians, hairdressers, jewellery, large retail stores and much more.
  • Free seasonal flu vaccinations
  • Fast access to the Physiotherapy department
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Staff car parking scheme
  • Stop smoking support

This post is Permanent

Hours per week: full and part time available

Closing date: 15th January 2020

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at East Cheshire NHS Trust, take a look at our Careers website with lots of information on how to join our team and Facebook and Twitter pages, links to which can be found on the right hand side:

Visit our Facebook page: Careers at East Cheshire NHS Trust

Follow us on Twitter: @CareersECT

For further details / informal visits contact:

Angela Rogers

Congleton and Knutsford Therapy Team Leader


Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

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If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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