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Job Reference: 449-CSP214

Solent NHS Trust
Children and Families
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire
£37,570 - £43,772 p.a.

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Do you want to work in a dynamic, integrated therapies team? CQC recently rated Solent NHS Trust as ‘Good’ overall & ‘Outstanding’ for Caring.

We very pleased to be able to offer a full time Band 7 post in the role Clinical Expert Pathway lead for ‘Developmental Delay’ and for ‘Community Neonatal Pathway’ across Portsmouth &East Hampshire. The role will involve coordinating multi-disciplinary assessments and ongoing therapeutic management for this age group across the East locality.

The post holder will lead and support on system wide developments for Early Years, establishing and developing links with acute and community stakeholders, including acute trusts, parent voice groups, Portage and CCGs. They will also work to develop Therapies Transition pathways with acute & specialist settings.

The post holder will offer clinical support to staff, hold a highly complex case load of children which will be predominantly (but not exclusively) early years. They will support leadership, planning, developing and evaluating the service.

We are looking for a pro-active physiotherapist who has had significant experience of working with children with complex / highly complex needs. The successful candidate will join an integrated therapy team working in partnership with families, other professionals from health, education and social care agencies.

As part of a multi-disciplinary and multiagency team, you will provide services for children with complex / highly complex conditions who may also have co-conditions including, developmental delay, and neurological, neuromuscular and or respiratory difficulties. The post holder will be supported to develop both their clinical and management skills. Excellent communication skills and a passion for integrated working are vital. Own transport essential.

Portsmouth City and South East Hampshire is a great place to work and live. Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city. Ideally situated on the south coast of England, with easy links to London, Brighton, The New Forest and the beautiful South Downs, Portsmouth and the surrounding area offers something for everyone.

For more details contact – Carol Quint, Physio Professional Lead for Children’s Physio on or 07721211922.

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Abilty to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be 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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