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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Reference: 432-HR8141

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester General Hospital, Colchester
Starting salary from £17,652 per annum

We are the largest organisation in the Eastern region. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

Band 2 Inpatient Physiotherapy Assistants
East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust

An exciting opportunity to join one of the most forward thinking, innovative and proactive physiotherapy teams in the East of England has arisen!

We have a vacancy in our physiotherapy department for an enthusiastic physiotherapy assistant.You will work under the supervision of physiotherapists and help to carry out rehabilitation plans and help facilitate discharge for patients on wards across the Colchester General Site.
Our Band 2 staff rotate annually across a variety of wards in Medicine, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Urgent Care, stroke unit and Elderly Care.

You should ideally have experience of working in healthcare, be enthusiastic and keen to work with the physiotherapy team to provide an excellent service. You will need to have good communication and organisation skills, be a team worker and able to use your own initiative. The department provides a 7 day service and you will be expected to participate in this rota.

You will be supported by qualified physiotherapists, working within a competency framework and will be given all necessary training for the job. You will manage your own workload and participate in team and service development.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Christina Richardson -


This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government’s cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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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