Physiotherapist in the CEWS (Obesity) Team

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
Exciting opportunity for a dynamic Band 7 physiotherapist who has a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, pain management and motivating young people to prioritise their own health and wellbeing. This is a new post in an inspirational service and will provide a unique opportunity for someone to develop a service whilst being supported by clinical experts in these fields.

The post will be supported with in the rheumatology /pain physiotherapy service but will also have amazing opportunities to work within the MDT across UCLH and GOSH

This post is for 1 year initially and is ideal for a secondment

Please contact Sue Maillard on 07966204615 for further information

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner being professionally & legally responsible for all aspects of professional activities
  • Providing a comprehensive systematic and autonomous clinical physiotherapy service for children referred to the CEW's service, in accordance with objectives agreed with clinical and professional managers.
  • To maintain a Continuing Professional Development portfolio reflecting personal professional development, demonstrating expert level of clinical knowledge
  • To be responsible for developing & providing teaching to peers & junior staff including medical staff this will frequently include work observation by staff both within & outside the trust & may include large multidisciplinary groups
  • To participate in the development of a high quality, responsive and accessible service including implementation of new methods of clinical delivery. This will involve interdisciplinary development and review of national guidelines, research of innovating CEW's centres, reflective practice and dissemination of the findings, both within the Trust and with other centres nationally and internationally, to promote best practice
  • To actively contribute to the evaluation, monitoring and developmentof content, interventions, and outcomes, as appropriate, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

GOSH Culture and Values


  • Our Always values

Academic/Professional qualification/Training


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Physiotherapy
  • Health Professional Council Registration
  • Higher degree or appropriate post graduate training to recognised equivalent level


  • Continued professional development -in clinical, research and leadership
  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest groups eg APCP,



  • Extensive post graduate experience in musculoskeletal and / or pain therapy within clinical experience as a senior clinician within a specialist service
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, presenting with the full range of clinical severity care settings.
  • Experience of representing physiotherapy within the context of multi-disciplinary care
  • Experience of the application of physiotherapy in different cultural contexts, of working in a multicultural framework and actively promoting anti-racism and inclusive practice
  • Work with children and families in a wide range of settings including community practice within MDTs, including education and social care.
  • Experience in interpreting gait analysis
  • Understanding of professional development issues and NHS reform, legal and professional issues of child protection, inclusion, privacy & data protection


  • Previous training in and/or experience of working within specialist musculoskeletal, exercise and pain services.
  • Experience of teaching or training.



  • Expert advanced clinical skills in assessment, treatment and management of Pain and Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Ability to work within a specialist multi-disciplinary team
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational and management skills
  • Ability to develop and use complex multi-media materials for presentations in public, professional and academic settings.
  • Evidence of skilled and productive multidisciplinary team working
  • Good Lecturing and presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital



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