Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/07/2019.

  • Add to favourites

Community Paediatric Advanced Physiotherapist (Band 7)

Job Reference: 317-2019-21-074

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Community Paediatrics Physiotherapy - CAV
317 03 Campus for Ageing and Vitality
£37,570 to £43,772 pro rata per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and highly motivated Physiotherapist to join our Community Children’s Physiotherapy Team in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The role is based within the NHS Physiotherapy Team at Northern Counties School, and the post holder will be responsible for the assessment and physiotherapy management of children and young people (aged 4-19) with complex disability, within a special school setting and within patient’s homes.

The role will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including education, social care and acute children’s services, and the candidate will have experience in writing Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reports.

The post holder will be jointly responsible for the physiotherapy service within Northern Counties School, and will play an active role in the wider service development and training of the Community Children’s Physiotherapy team .The candidate will be responsible for clinically supervising junior staff members and students, and teaching both formally and informally within their specialist field.

As a service we are committed to providing regular ongoing clinical supervision and training, with regular CPD across the wider team.

Role / Responsibilities:

  • To provide advanced assessment skills to develop therapeutic management programmes for children and young people with complex and/or chronic disability in both a specialist school and home setting.
  • To use appropriate outcome measures in order to evaluate service provision and ensure best practice.
  • To communicate effectively and appropriately with parents, carers, educational staff, AHPs, social care staff and acute children’s services verbally, electronically and in written format.
  • To be an advocate for the disabled child / young person and their family, and to represent the views of the physiotherapy team at multi-disciplinary meetings and hospital appointments.
  • To provide advanced assessment skills in providing and monitoring specialist equipment, including wheelchairs, standing frames, sleep systems and specialist seating, to meet the needs of the client group.
  • To provide training and support to educational staff at Northern Counties School, to co-ordinate the provision of therapeutic treatments to meet the needs of the client group.
  • To maintain continuing professional development to ensure evidence-based practice within specialist area, and to lead on the service development of the physiotherapy team within Northern Counties School.
  • To provide support and clinical supervision for junior physiotherapy staff members working into Northern Counties School.
  • Weekend On-call commitment 1 in 8.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Gold
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • CQC Outstanding
  • Veteran Aware