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Advanced MSK Physiotherapy Practitioner Team Lead (Band 8a)

Job Reference: J277-A-20-1737

Circle Health
North Hampshire
45753 - 51668

We are developing an exciting career development pathway for experienced MSK APP to help shape the future of the service and develop their clinical skills. The APP role supports the clinical delivery of the North Hampshire MSK service. The MSK service encompasses:



    • Physiotherapy


    • MSK Podiatry


    • Community Triage (APP/GPSI)


    • Orthopaedic Surgery




The purpose of the APP role is to work as an autonomous APP providing expert musculoskeletal assessments, clinical diagnosis and management in an advanced role.


The role of the APP Team Lead has additional responsibilities that include:



    • Time to be split 0.7 clinical and 0.3 managerial/admin


    • Direct Line management of the APP team cascading line management via senior APP’s for more junior APP’s. Line managing no more than 5 staff members


    • Dealing with queries and gatekeeping relating to the APP service


    • Deputising for Clinical Lead or Pathway Lead when appropriate





Person Specification:



    • 6 years post graduate experience with minimum 2 years’ experience as an APP


    • Relevant evidence of CPD


    • Member of HCPC and CSP


    • Degree in physiotherapy


    • At least 5 years’ experience working in a musculoskeletal setting





Additional benefits of joining Circle Health:



    • 27 days’ annual leave with additional days for long-term service


    • Cycle to work scheme: save money on a new bike and benefit from interest-free instalments


    • Private pension scheme helping your to live well in retirement


    • Health and wellbeing programme which includes free fruit, massages and fitness sessions


    • Employee assistance programme: get confidential support 24/7


    • Private medical insurance to help you get any treatment you need quickly


    • Non-contributory life assurance and income protection insurance


    • Perkbox for employee discounts at a range of retailers, restaurants and other services


    • Free Uniform


    • Season ticket loan: get the benefit of an annual ticket and pay the cost over 12 months


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 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 Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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