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Specialist Children's Physiotherapist

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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We are seeking a fixed term Band 6 Specialist Children's Physiotherapist for 22.5 hours per week (0.6 WTE) to work within Specialist Children's Services based in the Hambleton & Richmondshire locality.

You will be part of Specialist Children's Services which covers Harrogate & Rural and Hambleton & Richmondshire localities. We are a progressive and supportive inter-professional team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, community paediatricians and a clinical psychologist and the autism assessment service. You will be required to have relevant experience and evidence of post graduate continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a physiotherapist with experience and demonstrable skill pertaining to meeting the complex physiotherapy needs of children and young people. The role extends to holding a clinical caseload and providing assessment, intervention planning, delivery and evaluating therapy for children and young people in clinic, school, home and respite care settings. You will work alongside colleagues and clinical lead physiotherapists to deliver high quality evidenced- based interventions and supporting the ongoing development of the service.

Alongside this community and outpatient role, our Children's Physiotherapy team also work on the acute paediatric wards - Woodlands Ward and Special Care Baby Unit within Harrogate District Hospital.

The role requires communication with colleagues within Specialist Children's Services (identifying as 'one team' across the two localities), the organisation and with partner agencies. This post is based at the Child Development Centre in Northallerton.

About us

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ's Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you're looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients' lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you require additional information or an informal discussion please contact Jade Kant (Team Lead Principal Children's Physiotherapist)


Telephone: 01423 553023.

Person Specification



  • Registered with Health Professions Council
  • BSc (Hons) Physio or equivalent.
  • Professional Development Diary


  • Evidence of relevant post-graduate training/CPD.



  • Evidence of previous paediatric physiotherapy experience
  • Experience of working in the NHS


  • Previous Band 6 experience.
  • Previous community/GP access experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Child Development Centre

Brompton House, Children's Development centre



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