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Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This opportunity of a progressive band 5 to 6 post has arisen at an exciting time of change within our learning disability service. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated band 5 physiotherapist, who wish to extend their skills and experiences, with a view to progressing to a band 6 post on completion of our learning disabilities physiotherapy competency framework. Support and training will be provided in a friendly and positive learning environment. You will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from specialist physiotherapists in a variety of settings including hydrotherapy and postural management clinics.Both internal and external training opportunities are available and encouraged.

The post will be based within the Exeter Multi Disciplinary team, who provides a client focused community based service to adults with a learning disability and complex health needs which cannot be met by mainstream services.

As well as working with the Exeter MDT, you will be a part of the Devon wide specialist physiotherapy team. We are a Monday to Friday 9-5 service with no requirements for on call or weekend working. This is a fulltime vacancy however part time hours and flexible working can be considered. Hybrid working is also possible.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, sound decision making abilities and effective clinical reasoning. You should have a broad range and knowledge of Physiotherapy techniques, a passion for developing these and a special interest in working with people with learning disabilities and complex physical needs.

You will have responsibility for a caseload and be required to work confidently with adults with learning disabilities with postural and physical needs, completing thorough assessments and providing evidence based treatment programmes with support from a senior therapist. There will be opportunities to participate in hydrotherapy, postural management clinics and to work closely with senior physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and students.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Valid State registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of ongoing training and development in the theory and practice of Physiotherapy


  • European Computer Driving Licence/similar qualification or equivalent experience
  • Further postgraduate training, short specialist courses



  • Post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with people with communication difficulties


  • Previous community experience
  • Student supervision
  • Administration of standardised assessments
  • Experience of working with people with learning disabilities

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Franklyn House

Franklyn Drive




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