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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the expanding paediatric physiotherapy team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. This is a band 6 post however grading may be adjusted according to previous experience and skills. We would therefore encourage qualified therapists, with previous experience with adults or paediatrics at least at band 5 level, with a passion for working in paediatrics to apply for this post.

Main duties of the job

Our team has a strong commitment to CPD and evidence-based practice. As such, the successful applicant will receive regular supervision and teaching to enable them to further their knowledge and skills in all the varied aspects of this post. The trust is committed to staff development and funding can be applied for to support with training and development. In addition, there is a wide variety of specialist knowledge and skills within the paediatric physiotherapy team and the post-holder will be encouraged to make use of this fantastic resource and learn from other members of the team. The post-holder will also be encouraged to develop their own skills and experience as a band 6 through participating in audits, service development projects and the supervision of students.

In summary, we are keen to hear from you if you have a passion for delivering high-quality, patient-centred care to a wide variety of paediatric patients.

If you would like to find out more or arrange an informal visit please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Bomphrey 01892 634499 or Jennie Quilter 01892 63 (Clinical Team Lead Paediatric Physiotherapists).

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please emailmtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent Qualification
  • HCPC registration - License to practice
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses/CPD


  • Member of the relevant clinical interest groups
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Post graduate experience of working with children, parents and carers
  • Writing clinical notes and reports
  • Staff supervision, line management, appraisal and PDP planning
  • Teaching other professionals/parents


  • Experience of Orthotics management.
  • Experience of working in the community including schools and further education environments
  • Serial casting and splinting



  • Established clinical knowledge in paediatrics and management of paediatric presentations which could include: Orthopaedic conditions and surgery


  • Knowledge on paediatric respiratory conditions, Cystic Fibrosis, Ponseti treatment



  • Self directed learning
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Ability to work in an unpredictable environment and to prioritise own and others workload


  • oAbility to show evidence of negotiation skills across organisational boundaries at all levels both clinically and managerially

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tonbridge Road



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