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Band 5 Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-20-18240

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Middle Wallop
Stockbridge, Hants
£24,214-£30,112 pro-rata

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Please note this position is a Part Time, Fixed Term Appointment for 2 years.

We have the opportunity for a highly motivated Part Time Band 5 Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (ERI) to join Defence Primary Healthcare, located in Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hants, SO20 8DY working 17.5 hours per week.

Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) is a vibrant, fast-moving organisation that aims to sustain and improve the operational effectiveness of injured service personnel by provision of high-quality targeted rehabilitation.

The medical centre provides a rehabilitation service for military personnel, and exercise-based rehabilitation is an essential component of this service. This includes undertaking highly skilled and specialist work in musculo-skeletal/sports and training injury area.

You will work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary team to provide rehabilitation for patients. This post involves the assessment, treatment and administration of a caseload of patients with a range of diagnoses. A key element of this post is the delivery of group-based exercise programmes and the post holder needs to have experience of organising and running group-based therapy sessions. These sessions require the deliverer to have a good level of verbal control and the ability to coach multiple people. Administrative tasks are also part of the role, including contacting and arranging appointments for patients.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Having freedom of action within your own scope of practice and the areas/duties with which you are expected to work. This will be assessment; analysis; treatment planning; progression and provision within set parameters and protocols. To work within SGPL 01/00 for Remedial Instructors at all times.
  • Practicing without the direct supervision of a physiotherapist but have access to a physiotherapist or other relevant clinician at all times. Communication can be by telephone.
  • Ensuring that high standards of recording and audit of prescribed treatment of individual patient’s progression/regression in respect of such treatments are achieved and maintained.
  • Maintaining patient documentation records and statistical information to reflect the care provided and meets professional, departmental and legal standards. Both written and electronic.
  • Attending Multi-disciplinary Injury Assessment Clinic consultations when required.
  • Providing specialist rehabilitation advice to Medical Officers (MO) and other healthcare professionals related to decision making involved with the patient. This can be at relevant meetings or ad-hoc to ensure effective treatment, patient care and decision making regarding military fitness for duties. Contributing to the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.
  • Managing and prioritise your own clinical caseload efficiently and effectively.

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.

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

  • NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
  • NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB1 – Promotion of Health & Wellbeing
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB6 – Assessment & Treatment Planning
  • NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB7 – Interventions & Treatment

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.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following:

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 Service Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor qualification (JSERI)


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

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

If you are transferring to MoD from another government department (OGD) you should join the MoD on an inward loan. At the end of the loan you should return to your home department.

If you are a permanent MoD civil servant and are found successful for an externally advertised Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) you should move into the post under a Temporary Transfer (for up to 2 years). At the end of the posting you should return to your previous MoD Business area.

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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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