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Band 7 Physiotherapy Team Leader

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are a growing and developing service and are therefore looking to recruit a new Team Leader for the Paediatric Physiotherapist Team .

This is a community post, across the large city of Birmingham, with a caseload of children and young people with neurological and developmental conditions. We would like to recruit a Physiotherapist who is experienced in paediatrics and motivated to help grow and develop the physiotherapy service. The individual should have proven paediatricexperience, working independently and as part of a team.

The work will primarily involve deliveringclinic, schools and community-based assessments andintervention. The treatments will be delivered using a Package of Care approach. The post holder will work closely with the child, family and other professionals involved in the child's care.

Candidates will also have responsibility for supervision of designated staff or students.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the day-to-day operational management and co-ordination, of a designated team. The post holder will act as a conduit between staff and the Service Clinical Manager, ensuring robust two-way communication.

The postholder will deputise for the Service Clinical Manager and provide cover for other Team Leaders if required and as agreed.

The post holder will work as a highly skilled practitioner accountable for their own clinical work, using highly specialist knowledge to inform clinical judgements and decision making.

The postholder will act as a source of clinical expertise/advice and guidance for families, carers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, including Health, Education and Social Care and Health staff

About us

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Childrens community Physiotherapy Department, we are working as part of Inclusion Services within the Children and Families Division of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We work across the whole city, in a range of settings, including mainstream, special schools, health centers and Child Development Centre, thus requiring successful applicants to demonstrate a high level of flexibility.

We offer a supportive working environment with access to specialist clinical support, and an emphasis on sharing good practice through effective team working. We encourage our Physiotherapists to contribute to service development, and we value new ideas and experiences.

Access to reliable transport or means of travel is essential.
  • Carrying out specialist assessments in service area. Developing and implementing a range of programmes of care and treatment to meet the needs of the clients, families and their environments in accordance with agreed pathways and packages of care in specialist area
  • Negotiating with multi-disciplinary team colleagues and carers with reference to case management of complex cases including instigating appropriate referrals as appropriate
  • Using specialist knowledge to inform clinical judgments and decision making for highly complex cases including decisions to discharge
  • Undertaking differential diagnosis of cases and contribute to overall decision-making for complex clients with a range of disorders as part of a team approach
  • Identifying and planning appropriate intervention including delivering assessment and therapy in groups and one-to-one sessions, in accordance with the pathways & service agreed packages of care
  • Taking responsibility for the delegation of therapy programmes to assistants acting as a mentor and supervisor in line with the local delegation policy
  • Providing appropriate treatment based on best practice, adapted to clients needs and priorities including advising other professionals and parent on the appropriate type and level of support needed to develop skills in the home / school environment.

Person Specification



  • Degree Qualification relevant to the clinical profession - Physiotherapy, plus relevant short specialist courses.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council



  • Extensive post registration experience working as a therapist with children
  • Significant experience working in the relevant specialist clinical area
  • Relevant experience of working in community settings and with diverse populations, including working with interpreters
  • Relevant experience of managing, leading or coordinating a team or project
  • Relevant experience of working within the NHS

Skills and Knowledge


  • Understanding of the values and vision of the Trust
  • Knowledge of the SEND, local authority and NHS drivers and challenges as they affect and impact on service delivery
  • Awareness of recent clinical developments and professional issues.
  • Proven ability to work independently and to manage the conflicting demands of a clinical and managerial workload
  • Proven ability to liaise and work effectively with other professionals and agencies
  • Strong negotiating skills


  • Knowledge of NHS HR policies relevant to the support and management of staff

Personal qualities


  • Ability to communicate verbally in a manner appropriate to a variety of parties
  • Ability to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible
  • Ability to respond flexibly in a changing work environment
  • Ability to travel to various work locations across the city,

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


Soho Health centre

247-251 Soho road


B21 9RY

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