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Band 5 Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-20-17657

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Hereford Medical Facility
Hereford Garrison, Stirling Lines
£24,214-£30,112 per annum

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) are looking to appoint a motivated and dynamic Band 5 Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (ERI) at Hereford Medical Facility, HR4 7DD.

The ERI will be responsible for sustaining and improving the training and operational effectiveness of injured Service personnel by providing high quality targeted rehabilitation, accelerating their return to optimal physical capacity, whilst influencing their psychological and social health. The ERI will work within the team and provide a high standard of exercise based rehabilitation including highly specialist work in the musculo-skeletal/sports and training injury area for the Population at Risk (PAR), meeting Standards for Better Health by using a multidisciplinary approach.

You will also provide full support to the line manager in ensuring the provision of a comprehensive and professional rehabilitation service for entitled personnel.

Your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Performing appropriate clinical assessments and designing and implementing safe and progressive exercise treatment schedules for all patients after the Medical Officer/Physiotherapist has made a diagnosis.
  • Ensuring that the highest standards of confidentiality, recording, filing and storage of patient notes and statistical information are achieved and maintained in Caldicott Principles and local policy.
  • Attending specialist clinics and providing an update and clinical report of each patient to the clinical lead.
  • Using evidence-based practice, audit, outcome measures and published research to inform, measure and evaluate your own work and current practice.
  • Facilitating effective communication and co-operation with all other departmental/Unit and external medical personnel from other agencies/units.
  • Participating in the Personal Development Plan (PDP) scheme and taking responsibility for complying with agreed development programmes, including attendance at appropriately planned and selected post-graduate courses.
  • Delivering training within the Service and to other health professionals as appropriate.

For further job responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

The successful applicant must hold:

BSc(Hons) Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation or Sports Therapy and must be a Full Graduate Member of BASRaT and be entitled to the title Graduate Sports Rehabilitator.


Joint Services School of Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors (JSSERI).


BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

This post is a Reserved post.

Reserved posts are open to UK nationals only, while non reserved are open to UK, Commonwealth, EEA and certain non-EEA nationals. Contact your recruitment team if you’re unsure about this job’s status.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following Framework:

  • NHS Core - NHSC1 - Communication
  • NHS Core - NHSC2 - Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB2 – Assessment & Care Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB5 – Provision of Care
  • NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK1 – Information Processing

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

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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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