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Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition, so we provide flexible and holistic care in a range of community settings including patient homes, community hospitals and local clinics. We are looking for anenthusiastic and adaptable qualified Physiotherapist to join ourcaring and progressive team in Folkestone.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Our therapy teams provide support to people who need extra help to allow them to get home safely following an illness or operation.

Our therapists use their professional expertise and clinical judgement to provide a safe environment to support patients to reach their goals.

As a Band 6 Physiotherapist you will work as part of a team to keep patients safe and well in Folkestone.You will use your clinical judgment to support evidence-based care planning and make sure that people who use our services have a good experience.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 5th July 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy
  • Appropriate State registration with the Health Professions Council


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Other relevant recent qualifications/post graduate course



  • Minimum of 18 months recent experience within the past 2 years at band 5 level or above.
  • Evidence of relevant, broad-based clinical experience to include; Care of the older person, Neurology, musculoskeletal
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of working with assistants/support workers


  • Clinical experience within community, working with patients with neurological conditions
  • Recent qualified NHS experience within last 2 years.
  • Preceptor/clinical educator/managerial role



  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implication
  • Knowledge of recent government initiatives and their impact on practice
  • Awareness of trust objectives
  • Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development, within the last two years


  • Member of relevant clinical interest groups.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of service
  • Awareness of current trust initiatives



  • Adaptable communication skills, demonstrating a wide range of skills used appropriately in complex situations.
  • Well developed autonomous and team approach to prioritisation and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously, independently and as part of a team.
  • Accurate and legible note taking.
  • Able to travel efficiently
  • Able to work in challenging environments.
  • Problem solving.
  • Competent IT skills - include uses of Microsoft Office, emails


  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Able to train, appraise and supervise others.
  • Research and Audit.
  • Presentation skills
  • Holds UK driving licence

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Openness to work with people from different backgrounds, demonstrating empathy when appropriate
  • Logical/analytical approach
  • Enthusiasm for role


  • Demonstrates evidence of good work life balance

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agendas for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage own time effectively.

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