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Specialist Podiatrist

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to internal promotion we are recruiting, to the role of Specialist Podiatrist for our Harrogate locality, with a planned start date of November 2022.

The Harrogate team consists of 18 Podiatrists supported by 3 Assistants/apprentices and we provide service to 8 clinic locations in this area.

We will welcome applications from HCPC registered Podiatrists, who are looking for a new challenge in a service with a good reputation for quality provision to our patients and good support for staff and career development.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have clinical experience post-graduation. Good clinical skills, time management and organisational skills are critical to this role. You should have the ability to work on your own and as part of a team. There will be the potential to rotate through Biomechanics and High Risk clinics.

The post is accountable to the Podiatry Team Lead for Harrogate.

This role will be based in the Harrogate Locality but may require cross cover of other localities in the future. As such a car owner or ability to travel is essential.

About us

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute/community trust providing a range of community services across the North East of England.

The Podiatry Service covers the majority of the 3000 square miles of North Yorkshire and York area and is provided from over 60 clinical locations.

The service is managed in 4 Locality based teams.

In addition, our one service model provides seamless care for patients with acute Diabetes and other high-risk complications into the MDFT in our own Hospital and under service level agreement into York, Scarborough, Northallerton and Malton Hospitals.

HDFT Podiatry service worked closely with Huddersfield University in developing the Podiatry apprentice programme and currently have 4 apprentices at different stages in their degree, the team lead role will continue with the liaison with Huddersfield and will support the apprentice based in York team

The Podiatry service is proactively increasing its research capacity with current involvement in a number of research projects with academic partners. In addition, we will support our staff to develop their own research interests, application for funding etc.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assessment and management of lower limb and foot conditions within community settings - both clinic based and domiciliary. For further information please see the Job Description and Personal Specification attached.

On appointment you will be assigned a mentor as part of our established development program to support your induction - this will continue for the duration of your career with us.

Person Specification



  • BSc Degree in podiatric medicine or equivalent
  • Certificate in local analgesia administration
  • Registered with HPC


  • Post graduate training/ development
  • Member of special interest group



  • Rounded professional experience, including treatment of the 'at risk' foot, and knowledge and skills in the MSK/Biomechanical field
  • Evidence of diagnostic skills to manage and assess foot pathologies.
  • Specialist short courses


  • Involvement in health education packages.
  • Team working
  • Previous post in NHS
  • Student placements

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


Harrogate District Hospital

Lancaster Park Road



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