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Band 6 Specialist Rotational Physiotherapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist to join our dynamic Neurosciences Physiotherapy team at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The post includes rotations of 9 months in the following areas: Acute Neurosciences (including Acute Stroke Unit) (RFH), Outpatient Neuro Physiotherapy (RFH), Neuro REACT (Rehab and Complex Therapy) (RFH), Community Neurological Conditions Management Team (NRC, Edgware), Inpatient Neuro-rehabilitation (NRC, Edgware)

You will be joining an established Neurosciences Physiotherapist team led by a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic neuro-disability patients. You will be working as part of a specialist Neurosciences MDT and be involved in therapy in-service training and education programmes. You will be encouraged to participate in clinical governance and quality improvement activities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate is required to be able to demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification. In particular you should have proven experience of working in an acute hospital setting and with patients with neurological conditions. In this post you will gain valuable experience of working with patients with neurological conditions in a rewarding and well supported environment with a clear supervision structure across all sites.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oDegree/ graduate diploma or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • oHealth Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a physiotherapist
  • oCertificated graduate courses or equivalent in-house training in clinical specialty areas


  • oMember of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • oMembership of special interest group



  • oGood understanding of relevant clinical guidelines
  • oBroad range of clinical experience at a Band 5 level or above
  • oExperience of working in an acute, hospital based setting, including working within an MDT
  • oExperience of working with patients with Neurological Conditions.
  • oPresentations to a range of groups
  • oTeaching/training of staff or students
  • oSupervision of more junior staff, assistants and/students
  • oActive participation in an audit or project work
  • oComputer literate, to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • oEvidence of CPD


  • oMotivational Interviewing/ Behaviour Change training (CBT or facilitation skills)
  • oExperience of weekend working and emergency on-call working

Skills and aptitudes


  • oEvidence of specialist clinical skills and core Physiotherapy skills
  • oAble to manage clinical caseload and prioritise effectively
  • oAbility to work effectively within different teams both multi and uni-disciplinary
  • oAbility to manage own time & meet deadlines
  • oAbility to recognise unacceptable behaviour and act on this appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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