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Senior Physiotherapist Weight Management

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Senior Physiotherapist Weight Management - 30.00 hours per week - permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to work within the specialist Tier 3 Weight Management Service in North Cumbria.

The post holder will be a key member of the specialist multi-disciplinary team and provide a clinical physiotherapy service to patient's both individually and in a group setting. This service covers locations across North Cumbria.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic physiotherapist with excellent communication and team working skills. Experience of MDT working is essential and working within weight management and with groups is desirable. You would be expected to input into the weekly MDT and provide physiotherapy and exercise education to the core patient group as well as see patients for individual intervention where appropriate. You will also be required to travel to various venues across North Cumbria to carry out this role.

You will join a Dietitian, Assistant Practitioner, CBT Therapist, Psychologist and Endocrinology Consultant as part of the wider tier 3 MDT.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a comprehensive clinical and educational physiotherapy service within the North Cumbria Tier 3 Weight management Service in North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC).
  • To work with other professionals in the Multidisciplinary team (MDT) to provide a screening and case management service that identifies, with eligible service users, the best weight management journey for them.
  • To act as a specialist source of advice and expertise, in the physiotherapy management of patients with obesity and complex needs. This will include but is not limited to individual assessment, exercise planning, group exercise intervention and education
  • To contribute to the specialist interventions (e.g. behavioural, dietetic, pharmacological etc.) to support weight management, meet client needs and achieve service outcomes.
  • To work with statutory services to support eligible service users into existing community and voluntary sector support for diet, lifestyle, and physical activity.
  • To provide and manage a service that is equitable and accessible by clients who wish to access it.
  • To ensure robust quality assurance systems at all levels of the Service.
  • To promote the Service, motivating eligible patients to consider weight-loss and access the Service
  • Carry out delegated management tasks including line management and clinical supervision of other team members.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Broad range of evidence based clinical assessment and treatment skills based on current best practice
  • Demonstrates an ability to comprehend and work within policies on health and safety, risk management and data protection
  • Working knowledge of current NHS issues
  • Evidence of self-directed learning and willingness to participate in CPD
  • Knowledge of key NHS drivers for change and implications for Physiotherapy services


  • Knowledge of management of patients with obesity/weight management issues
  • Knowledge of clinical audit and outcome measures, and their use in service improvement



  • Demonstrable post-registration experience
  • Majority of clinical experience in the NHS UK
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of a contribution to clinical education / supervision of less experienced staff, students or assistants


  • Previous experience of working at a Band 6 level
  • Experience of working within a weight management setting
  • Teaching / Mentoring of healthcare professionals
  • Previous experience of delivering group education and exercise



  • CSP recognised Degree/Diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered


  • Evidence of attendance at relevant post graduate courses
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Skills & aptitudes


  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to organise workload of self and others
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Relevant practical physiotherapy skills
  • The post holder needs good IT skills, the ability to input data, communicate via email and search for evidence based practice

Personal Circumstances


  • Patient focused
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Ability to show compassion towards patients who may report behaviours that carry social stigma or may be judged by the prevailing view of society, and to provide such patients with care equal to that of others in their care
  • Able to travel independently
  • Able to work 7 days per week

Other Requirements


  • Take an active part in training for personal and professional development
  • Willing to actively take part in training of others
  • Must have full clean UK driving licence and access to own transport, including business insurance.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Wigton Hospital

Cross Lane



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