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Paediatric Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 358-1658668-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric physiotherapy
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£30,401 to £37,267 per an

Are you looking for your next challenge? Are you passionate about paediatrics? Perfect - come and join us!

We have an opportunity for a permanent band 6 physiotherapist in our paediatric team. You will join the existing group of rotational band 6’s, who cover Cystic Fibrosis, Outpatients, Inpatients, Children’s Intensive Care and the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre. The Paediatric team provides services to paediatric intensive care and high dependency units (Royal Infirmary and Glenfield), neo-natal unit, surgical and medical wards, orthopaedics, oncology, neurology, respiratory clinics and the maternity wards, providing optimum care and ensuring delivery of a safe, effective and efficient service.

You will work alongside the established paediatric therapy team, which includes our Clinical Specialists Physiotherapists that work within exciting specialities such as Cystic Fibrosis, Long Term Ventilation, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre and Outpatients. You will also work alongside our multidisciplinary teams and our colleagues within the Community Paediatric service.

Serving the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicester Children’s Hospital is one of the busiest acute and general paediatric centres in the United Kingdom. Plans are progressing for the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre to move to Leicester Royal Infirmary site and to create an integrated single site Children’s Hospital accommodating all Children’s services.


We are looking for a passionate and motivated Physiotherapist with a desire to expand their paediatric skills and develop their band 6 experience. Your enthusiasm and drive will support our vision to provide an age-appropriate service for children and young people with a focus on outstanding, compassionate clinical care.

As a large, acute NHS Trust with established links to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University there is a strong focus on teaching and development of our staff, including qualified, non-qualified and multi-disciplinary staff and the successful applicant will provide teaching and supervision for physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and members of the Multidisciplinary Team working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The Therapy Department offers a supportive working environment incorporating high standards of clinical practice and education. Our strong commitment to the progressive and personal development of the individual and team are reflected in the in-service training programme, appraisal and clinical supervision.

The Therapy Department provides a seven day rostered service and the successful candidate will work on the weekend, bank holiday and the emergency on-call respiratory physiotherapy service rosters.

Proposed interview date: 13-Jun-2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Lee, Therapy Clinical Team Leader Lead via email at or 0116 2586822.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

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

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