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Senior Community Physiotherapist - Cheltenham

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has emerged for an experienced physiotherapist to join our Integrated Community Team (ICT) working in Cheltenham. We would consider full time and also part-time hours. The post-holder will need to have had previous NHS experience especially working in the community setting. The ICTs consist of Community Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Reablement who work closely with our co-located Adult Social Care colleagues.

We work in partnership with GPs, community hospitals, mental health services and voluntary organisations to enable people to live as independently as possible at home. The ethos of the team is a reablement, person-led approach to recovery and self-management, to ensure we offer care close to home, thus avoiding unnecessary admissions to bed-based services.

This is a multifaceted role with a varied caseload incorporating both triage and urgent response of patients referred via the referral centre, and patients from the community waiting list. The post holder will also be responsible for the delegation of work to other members of the physiotherapy team within the ICT, as well as holding a caseload. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who wishes to work flexibly within the Cheltenham area.

We can offer you the opportunity to work in a very supportive integrated team, with access to training, regular supervision, annual appraisal and the autonomy to be a lead professional in our new service delivery.

Main duties of the job

To work as a Band 6 Physiotherapist participating as a member of the community team and independently managing a specialised clinical caseload. At times you might also be required to manage and triage work within the Cheltenham Referral Centre.

The post-holder will assess, formulate, evaluate and monitor specialised rehabilitation care packages which will involve complex decision making within the community, including Home First services, bed based reablement and referral centre. The role can require urgent responses to priority cases, and will require negotiation and co-ordination of a number of multidisciplinary team members to deliver specialised rehabilitation care programmes.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Broad range of clinical experience across a variety of clinical areas to include NHS experience
  • Solid experience as a physiotherapist, or the ability to demonstrate relevant experience in the field of rehabilitation
  • Evidence of working unsupervised
  • Evidence of working unsupervised
  • Evidence of working across multi-disciplinary and multi-agency boundaries
  • Able to deliver community rehabilitation and treatment of patients with complex clinical presentations
  • Ability to deliver in-service training programmes
  • Ability to clinically practice the core areas of exercise therapy, management of pain relief, mobility training and therapeutic handling
  • Able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in rehabilitation of the patient with complex needs / multi-pathologies
  • 2 years experience within an NHS setting


  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. CSP
  • Experience of performance management

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham Integrated Community Team

Independent Living Centre, Village Road


GL51 0BY

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