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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2020.

Head of Service - Outpatient Physiotherapy

Job Reference: 085-WHC-082211-2

Wiltshire Health and Care
Management Head of Operations Specialist Services - WHC4001
Chippenham Community Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?


Head of Outpatient Physiotherapy

Wiltshire health and care have launched a new MSK Interface and Community Outpatients Physiotherapy Service This new service will combine traditional community outpatient physiotherapy with a new MSK interface service and has been carefully designed with the patient front of mind. It will help to ensure that all patients are directed to the right clinician at the right time, every time.

This exciting post will lead the delivery of the new pathway ensuring commissioned targets are met. The post will  work with the Head of operations for MSK and Long term conditions and clinical lead for OIS  to continue the transformational work that has been achieved over the last 18 months.

You will be able to develop your clinical and management skills in a supportive community environment with many new service improvements in development around MSK Physiotherapy in MIU,  partnership working with leisure services and IAPT and recent involvements with 2 pilots in the national First Contact Practitioner Pilots. You will have the opportunity to maintain your clinical skills by working one day in OIS clinics.


We have an already robust, successful and experienced team of 15 Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner’s (APP) running Orthopaedic Interface Clinics throughout the whole of Wiltshire.  Wiltshire health and care can offer flexibility and close working with community partners. 

We benefit from shared patient records with GP’s and other healthcare providers. We use a shared electronic system and have become a ‘paperlite’ Trust. We have  more advanced career pathways in GP practices as FCP, Fracture clinic & MIU posts  and APP clinics in Community Hospitals, creating secondment opportunities in Acute/specialist hospital settings or community teams to fulfil future career aspirations and invest in our staff long term proficiencies.


The successful candidate will possess a friendly, professional attitude to supplement their good MSK knowledge.

Who we're looking for:

  • You will have HCPC registration and have a proven ability to manage, motivate, support, develop and lead a team
  • You will be able to provide evidence of substantial CPD in management and other clinically related and relevant subjects
  • You will have  evidence of change management skills


The MSK service for Wiltshire is based in community hospital  locations and additional GP clinics with excellent links with our acute hospital at Salisbury, Bath and Swindon.  We receive MSK referrals from GPs, Orthopaedics, A&E, Rheumatology, Midwives and other Health Care Professionals. Alongside MSK Physiotherapy we deliver services in Hand Therapy, Rheumatology, Women’s Health and Amputees.


Wiltshire Health and Care is a partnership, focused solely on delivering improved community services in Wiltshire and enabling people to live independent and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.

•           We are an NHS partnership formed by the three local Foundation Trusts which serve Wiltshire:

•           Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

•           Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

•           Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

•           .

For more information or an informal discussion please contact-

Carol Langley Johnson 01249 456549

Wiltshire Health and Care was formed in July 2016 and is a partnership of the three NHS Foundation Trusts that serve Wiltshire; Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised under Wiltshire Health and Care terms and conditions and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

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

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

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