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Professional Lead for Physiotherapy

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Professional Lead for Physiotherapy

Are you looking for an amazing leadership opportunity to lead a group of talented and skilled professionals? Are you looking to work in a well-supported organisation with excellent management support? Are you motivated, driven and really want to make a difference for your colleagues and patients? If you are, then this may be the right job for you.

We are looking for a supportive, motivated, inspiring leader to lead the Physiotherapy services at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.If you want to know more about the Therapies team, please see the document on Careers in Therapies at Royal Berkshire Hospital attached.

We are proud of working for The Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT) where the CEO is involved, there is visible leadership at all levels and employees aspire to work to our care values.

Main duties of the job

Leadership and Operational management:

Professional leadership of the Physiotherapy Service and operational management of the Therapy teams in MSK, Rheumatology, Women's Health, Paediatrics, Pain management, Acute Stroke, Neurological Rehabilitation, Emergency Department, Elderly Care wards, Medical and respiratory services, and other front door services., Orthopaedics, ICU, Surgery, Gynaecology, Paediatric wards, as well as the Advanced Physiotherapist Practitioner Service, and Hydrotherapy service.

Responsible for:

This role is responsible for the development of high quality, clinically effective patient centred services, ensuring these are delivered through the effective leadership, management and deployment of resources ensuring staff well-being and support.

About us

RBFT is one of the largest district general hospital foundation trusts in the country. With a turnover of over �375m, employing over 5,000 staff and delivering care from multiple sites, we provide acute medical and surgical services to a population of 500,000 patients in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population of 1 million across Berkshire and its borders.

Reading has excellent links into London (25 minute train journey from Paddington) fantastic schools, big shopping centre, and a community-feel in town.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the Job role, please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached.

Person Specification

Leadership and Management


  • Experience of training and developing other qualified staff.
  • Experience of producing information, monitoring performance and identifying opportunity for service improvement.
  • Experience of monitoring data and information on performance and highlighting variances.
  • Highly effective teamwork skills Able to work with others collaboratively to provide solutions for best long term care.
  • Service improvement examples in application
  • Able to demonstrate Leadership examples in application


  • Project management qualification (e.g. Prince 2)
  • Experience of successfully leading change programmes
  • Experience of working within a devolved management structure.



  • Graduate qualification or equivalent with a postgraduate qualification or significant experience
  • Significant post qualification experience gained in a range of areas within the profession.


  • Postgraduate qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Rd



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