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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/01/2020.

Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 289-EI-0692-A

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Physiotherapy
Community, London
£44,347 - £50,549 per annum pro rata incl. HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

£44,347 - £50,549 per annum pro rata incl. HCAS

22.5 hrs a week term-time only or 18.75 hrs a week

A permanent Band 7 post has become available working in the Community Paediatric Therapy team based between Jack Tizard Special School and the Cheyne Child Development service at Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing in White City. This was opened in June 2014 and provides excellent purpose built facilities.

White City is next to excellent transport links including national rail, overground, tube and road, and is located close to the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush, a wide variety of leisure opportunities with music venues, great range of cafes and restaurants and in easy reach of green spaces like Holland Park.

Therapists at Parkview are part of the larger Community Paediatric Physiotherapy team within the Cheyne Child Development Service based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, recently graded as ‘Good’ by the CQC. The team is a friendly, progressive and established team with excellent links to the paediatric orthopaedic physiotherapy practitioners.

Jack Tizard School is a school for children between the ages of 3-19 years with a range of needs, including profound and multiple learning difficulties. Jack Tizard has been graded as outstanding by OFSTED and has excellent therapy facilities including a hydrotherapy pool with a state of the art multisensory environment. The position will provide opportunities to develop clinical skills, managing children of all ages with developmental, neurological conditions, and complex needs, and service development within Jack Tizard school and to develop supervision skills for band 6s, assistants and students. Jack Tizard school offers established multidisciplinary practice with SLT, OT, and Clinical nurse specialists and great collaboration with the teaching staff.

An inclusive team approach and excellent communication skills are essential. You will be expected to work independently, prioritising your workload and time, and supporting others to do the same. You will need to attend relevant appointments and meetings at Chelsea and Westminster hospital and work in other locations within education and the local community. There may also be opportunities for involvement with the wider community caseload.
Chelsea and Westminster therapy department is committed to evidence based practice and the development of clinical skills are supported through a programme of regular in-service training, supervision and appraisal. This includes support to develop your skills with children with neurodisabilities from an expert practitioner.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Virginia Knox, Clinical Team Lead for Children’s Community Physiotherapy on 020 3315 8667 /

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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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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