International Podiatrist (Development Band 5 to 6)

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Maidenhead, Berkshire
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum (inc. of HCAS)
Closing date
31 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
** We are looking to recruit international Podiatrists to join our overseas recruitment programme**

An exciting development opportunity for either a newly qualified or experienced candidate, with demonstrable potential, to progress into an available Band 6 role. The development programme offers the successful candidate the opportunity, as a Band 5, to successfully work through & complete the competencies for Band 6.

We are looking for clinicians who wish to develop their skills in all aspects of Podiatry (high risk care, wound care, offloading /MSK, nail surgery) & work in a supportive team.

Our Podiatry services offer care to patients at risk who suffer from metabolic, vascular or neurological disorders, e.g. diabetes that place the lower limb in a compromised situation.

We will nurture you gradually, and we will ensure that you're not be thrown in at the deep end. We will work with you to build your clinical skills through regular support & supervision, and ensure that you start with routine work, until you are ready to take on new patients, wound care, nail surgery & offloading.

As part of our programme you may be entitled to receive
  • Reimbursement on flights to the UK, HCPC registration, Police check costs & visa costs & TB certificates
  • Up to 12 week basic accommodation upon arrival, along with transfers from UK airport to accommodation
  • Food shop upon arrival
  • Pastoral support upon arrival

Main duties of the job

  • This an exciting opportunity as Development Band 5 Podiatrist role progressing to Band 6 Podiatrist on successful completion of competencies.
  • You will be required to assess, diagnose, develop and implement individual treatment plans for patients with a wide variety of clinical needs.
  • Nail surgery sessions will be a requirement for this post
  • Care will be provided in a range of Primary and Community settings, working independently and often in within a team

Working pattern + Service operating hours
  • The Team's current operating hours are Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.15pm but we encourage you to get in touch if you wish to enquire about flexible working
  • It may also be possible to work 9-day fortnights whereby you complete your full-time hours over a 2-week window in 9 working days, providing you with a non-working day every fortnight
  • Would consider part time applications for this post however a minimum of 30 hours per week would be required

We may consider part time applicants or those keen on working 9-day fortnights.

All Podiatry staff are supported with regular supervision, preceptorship for newly qualified staff, annual appraisals, personal development plans & a comprehensive local and cooperate inductions.

Please note that this role will be working across Maidenhead, Windsor and Slough.

About us

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Generous NHS pension scheme - 20.68% employer contribution
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • Advanced IT enablement
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseries.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 3 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Degree level qualification in podiatry (or equivalent)
  • Registration with the HCPC as a podiatrist
  • Ability to use own initiative

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please dont hesitate to email Stephen Strang (Recruitment pipeline manager) at wholl be delighted to help.

Person Specification



  • Degree level qualification in podiatry (or equivalent)
  • Registration with the HPC as a podiatrist
  • Local anaesthetic certificate

Continuous Professional Development


  • Post graduate training in wound management
  • IT training
  • Manual Handling training

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Highly developed hand eye coordination for debridement and surgical techniques
  • Confidentiality and record keeping
  • Excellent Written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Knowledge of the NHS structure and PCT's
  • Report writing skills
  • Evidence based practice skills
  • Ability to work cope under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative


  • Knowledge of the clinical governance agenda

Additional Requirements


  • Car Driver
  • Responsible and caring attitude

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


St Marks Hospital

112 St Mark's Road

Maidenhead, Berkshire


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