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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/02/2020.

Clinical Lead (Respiratory Physiotherapy & Pulmonary Rehab)

Job Reference: 825-SCHT3156

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Shropshire Community Respiratory Team
£37,570 to £43,772 pro rata,pa

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust values your application and we are committed to making your recruitment experience as enjoyable as possible. You may be contacted by the Recruitment Team following your interview as we would like to use your application for other suitable roles in various locations across the Trust.


An exciting opportunity has arisen with the creation of a brand new post, to work within a well-established community respiratory team here in Shropshire supporting patients to make positive life choices that enhance their lives and health.

Are you a respiratory physiotherapist working in either an acute or community setting?

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Do you have a passion to work to champion the care of patients with respiratory conditions?

If so………then this is the post for you!!!

This post will be responsible for leading and developing the Pulmonary Rehabilitation team which consists of specialist physiotherapists, rehab technicians and admin staff and for providing clinical leadership and expertise in respiratory physiotherapy across the Trust. We can offer you the opportunity to work alongside expert staff to help you further develop your clinical and leadership skills and you will also be well supported by your B7 nursing peers within the Respiratory team.

The successful applicant will be expected to drive innovation in the team, adopting new ways of working and new technologies and to oversee planning, strategic development and evaluation of the service including national and local audits. They will be required to represent the service and Trust at local and national strategic meetings.


Applicants should possess an in-depth practical clinical knowledge of respiratory conditions, which should be supported by recent experience and qualifications. You will be required to demonstrate comprehensive assessment skills, knowledge of evidence based practice, and critical appraisal skills in applying theory to practice. Support towards CPD will be given including attending external courses and conferences as the service allows.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills, autonomous caseload management skills and an ability to work flexibly within a team.

You must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post.

  • With any enquiries please contact: Holly Bowles, Professional Lead, on 07972155319 or

*** Important information regarding DBS checks *** If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, you are required to pay the fee for the DBS check which is £50.00 for an Enhanced check and £30.00 for a Standard check

The Trust supports a no smoking policy.

Childcare voucher schemes are available

Staff who are new to the NHS will normally start on the bottom increment of the payscale advertised. From 1st April 2019 new starters to the NHS or those promoted to a new role will be subject to pay progression arrangements as contained in Annex 23 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions.

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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.

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

UK Registration

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

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