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Specialist Physiotherapist

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Ellesmere Port
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physiotherapist with well rounded clinical experience to join our established Care Community Team based in Ellesmere Port. The Care Community Team provide support for patients registered with GP practices.

We are looking for an individual who can prioritise, think on their feet and utilise their clinical skills and knowledge in a creative way to support our patients to optimise their independence in their own environment. Excellent communication skills are key.

As this role involves the assessment and treatment of patients in their own environment, access to transport for work purposes is also essential.

Bank opportunities are also available.

Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Working hours between 9-5, flexible days.)

Main duties of the job

The assessment and treatment of patients in their own environment

Using a wide variety of assessment and therapeutic treatment techniques to diagnose and treat patients with a variety of clinical presentations, often complex

To provide supervision and support to junior and support staff

To be an active member of the Care Community Team, working closely with professionals from a number of professional groups and across organisations

**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of relevant and validated post-graduate course
  • Fieldwork educators qualification


  • ECDL

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Scientific and clinical knowledge of physiotherapy Practice in line with evidence based practice
  • Professional guidelines and codes of conduct
  • Critical appraisal
  • Evidence of CPD and portfolio demonstrating interest in a specialist area
  • HPC registration
  • Commitment to Continuous Professional Development
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Professional Standard of CSP and the HPC



  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience, including a broad range of working in relevant fields
  • Commitment to training and development
  • Team working
  • Reflective practice


  • Experience of student clinical supervision
  • Experience of day-to-day supervision of Band 5 and/or support staff

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Workplace Hub

Coronation Road

Ellesmere Port

CH65 9AB

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