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Podiatrist *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Bottom of Band 5 £28,407 Top of Band 6 £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The permanent posts are eligible for a �3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of �1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of �2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

We are currently looking to recruit 2 Podiatrists to join the CPFT Podiatry Service working in the community in Cambridgeshire. The successful applicants will work primarily in their locality podiatry team but will be required to support the service across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough when needed. We operate out of key sites in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Ely, Doddington and Wisbech. Base location is flexible to the individual and can be discussed at interview.

We are open to Podiatrists from various professional backgrounds including newly qualified staff and staff looking to join the NHS from private practice. We have developed a comprehensive preceptorship program for newly qualified Podiatrists, and a structured competency framework for more experienced Podiatrists to ensure those joining the team experience a structured, supportive onboarding experience.

Band and salary will be agreed dependant on experience.

There is scope for the positions to be full or part-time alongside potential for compressed hours (eg full-time hours over 4 day weeks or 9 day fortnights).

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be competent across all core areas of Podiatry and have a strong team work ethic and sense of accountability. The successful candidate will work within the Podiatry team to support our core cohort of patients, with scope for specialist practice dependant on the individuals skillset.

We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust. Within the service there is ample opportunity for professional growth and development across the variety of specialisms we offer from diabetic and high risk foot management, in both the community and acute settings, to assisting in our community-run Podiatric Surgery unit. Alongside this there is also opportunity to specialise within our MSK or Nail Surgery teams. There are opportunities to develop line management and mentoring skills through supporting of Podiatry students, our apprentice Podiatrists and Footcare Assistants.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community then we want to hear from you.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To be responsible for the assessment and diagnosis of patients with subsequent production of individual treatment plan and be able to manage the day to day running of a busy clinic.
  • Assessment and identification of risk factors, categorising patients into appropriate risk banding as defined by the service assessment matrix.
  • To use decision making processes to identify when patients require the intervention of other professionals and/or departmental specialist areas by following agreed departmental referral processes e.g. acute wound care/biomechanics/ bone surgery.
  • To participate in the Feet Focus caseload.
  • To be responsible for the day to day planning of personal workloads for the completion of home visits and visits to residential homes for the elderly and care centres.
  • To be actively involved in the provision of foot health education advice to patients, relatives and carers, to participate in foot health training where appropriate for Primary Care and Social Care staff.
  • To be actively involved in the development of departmental policies, guidelines and protocols.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance and security of stock and equipment as appropriate.
  • To follow departmental policies, standard operating procedures and guidelines using discretion to make own clinical diagnosis and decisions within professional boundaries.
  • To be able to treat patients who may be immobile, wheelchair or bed-bound as appropriate.
  • To be flexible and provide cover for other Podiatrists at short notice or during periods of absence in other local areas and to undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time.
  • To ensure all duties are carried out to the highest standard and in accordance with current quality initiatives within local areas.
  • To maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • To carry out all duties with regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • HCPC registered podiatrist
  • Podiatry diploma / degree
  • Local anaesthetics certificate
  • Evidence of continuing professional development in relevant areas.



  • Broad based experience working in isolation and as a team member including the treatment and management of high risk patients on a regular basis.
  • Evidence based approach to wound management.


  • Experience working in consultant led clinics
  • Able to supervise and teach on a formal/informal basis.
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team and in the development of departmental protocols.

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent clinical skills utilising evidence based practice.
  • An understanding of clinical governance and clinical supervision.
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Able to participate in standard setting and audit.
  • Skills in reflective practice

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Knowledge of NHS systems and appropriate frameworks.
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others.
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately.
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


TBC - Dependent on applicant base can be flexible across county.


PE29 7HN

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