Clinical Operational Manager - Physiotherapy

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed and experienced leader to join the Adult Neurodevelopmental service within the learning disability physiotherapy team as a Clinical Operational Manager.This post will work alongside another Clinical Operational Manager in the physiotherapy team.

We are looking for individuals who share our strong value based approach and have an understanding of the support needs of people with a Learning Disability and/ or Autism.

The individual will have strong leadership skills to be able to lead a team through a time when many of our service users are in need of a specialist service.

The physiotherapy team covers Derby City and Southern Derbyshire.

There is also an equivalent team that covers North Derbyshire, and the teams work closely. The base of the successful candidate can be discussed at interview.

This post will be for 30 hours per week. This can be over either a 4 or 5 day week.

Main duties of the job

The Trust is working closely together and in collaboration with the wider Joined Up Care Derbyshire organisations. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a specialist team and contribute to an integrated service development.

The post holder will provide clinical and operational management for the Community Physiotherapy Team, ensuring that available resources are focused on clinical need.

The Clinical Operational manager will work closely with the Deputy Area Service Manager, Area Service Manager and other Trust services, Acute Services and other agencies in developing the service and to improve partnership working and joint service provision in accordance with local and national policy.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of making a positive difference in people's lives.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/ year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days days after 10 year service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description for further details. Please ensure when completing supporting information in the application form that you use the person specification to ensure you cover all aspects of this for shortlisting.

To assess and provide specialist physiotherapy to adults with learning disabilities who have complex communication needs.

To undertake a management and leadership role, within the Physiotherapy community team for learning disabilities, in planning, co-ordinating, delivering, evaluating and representing the learning disability physiotherapy service.

To act as a highly specialist learning disability physiotherapy resource for carers, the multidisciplinary team and other care providers.

To provide leadership and support for the MDT within LD Services

To act as an expert in the clinical field, influencing service improvements and developments.

To provide clinical expertise to other physiotherapists in the Learning Disability Service on difficult and complex cases and give clinical supervision

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a physiotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development


  • Relevant, validated, post-graduate clinical courses



  • Post-graduate experience in a variety of specialties
  • Experience in and a passion for working with people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of supervising and teaching


  • Experience of leading teams

Skills & Knowledge


  • Core and specialist physiotherapy skills
  • Highly developed observation, palpatory and handling skills
  • Highly developed reasoning and analytical skills
  • Ability to lead, manage and supervise
  • Knowledge of barriers to communication and specialist methods of overcoming them

Employer details

Employer name

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Base flexible



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