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Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Provide specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice to patients and their carers. The caseload will include many acute and chronic care cases with complex disabilities and needs. Some services will also include terminal care cases.

You will also be part of a Multidisciplinary team working in a community setting, including Urgent Care Response.

All ensure that therapy input is integrated into the patients care plan.

Work as an autonomous practitioner working without direct supervision and, sometimes, lone working.

Provide supervision, training and support to junior staff and students.

Work with managers to develop the service in line with patient need and trust-wide developments and to help provide an equitable service across the Trust.

Some services are currently required to participate in on-call and weekend work.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Are you a Band 6 or experienced Band 5 Physiotherapist looking for an opportunity to further your career in the community setting? At Woodbury, Exmouth, and Budleigh (WEB), we are looking to recruit dynamic and highly motivated Physiotherapists to join our Community Rehabilitation Team, including internal rotations across the Urgent Community Response Team and the Intermediate Care In-Patient Therapy Team.

You will be based at Exmouth Hospital, located within the coastal town of Exmouth, the gateway to the UNESCO-designated Devon Heritage Coast and 12 miles away from the vibrant university city of Exeter. Our catchment area includes the beautiful rural locations of Budleigh Salterton and Woodbury. We are within easy reach of the M5, Exeter St Davids train station and Exeter Airport, offering excellent transport links for those wishing to travel further.

We are committed to developing and supporting our staff at WEB, striving to create a happy and healthy working environment. We seek a forward-thinking, team-orientated Physiotherapist to join our friendly and supportive team. You will work closely with other Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Rehabilitation Support workers to support patients presenting with various acute and long-term conditions in specialities, including Community Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Trauma, Orthopaedics,, Geriatrics, Neurology, Vascular and falls. You will be responsible for high-quality assessment, treatment planning, and management of rehabilitation programs for a wide variety of clinical presentations. You will manage your caseload, including appropriate delegation, and supervise and support junior team members.

On-site, we have support from General Practitioners, Social care staff, Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, Extended Scope Practitioners, Consultants, Speech and Language Therapists, Nurses and Podiatrists. We have close links with the acute teams in the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the broader community services across the surrounding clusters. We seek to maximise the potential of our staff, and there are multiple opportunities for service and personal development within the role. A highly experienced therapist will offer you regular supervision to support you in developing and expanding your existing skills and knowledge.

We are passionate about patient care. Together, we work tirelessly to promote patients independence and improve their quality of life through assessment, rehabilitation, preventing hospital admissions, and supporting the hospital discharge process. The CQC has rated our community services Good overall and Outstanding for caring. Our vision is to provide safe, high-quality seamless services delivered courteously and respectfully.

The post holder must have relevant clinical experience. You must be able to demonstrate flexibility to support the needs of the service as required. Prior community experience is desirable but not essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for versatile, innovative individuals to develop their skills within the community. We welcome applications from those who desire to join a friendly, welcoming, and passionate multidisciplinary team.

As this role is in a Community setting, Car driving requirements are essential.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, 8:00 - 20:00 service delivery over seven days.

Interview Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024

For further information please contact: Vijay Selvaraj, Therapy Manageron07821813967 or at or Matthew Horlock, Physio-Clinical Leadon 01395282021 or at

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

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Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Exmouth Hospital

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