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Clinical Lead (Community Outpatient Physiotherapy & MSK Service)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Location: Friarage Hospital and Community Outpatient Venues

Band: 7

37.5 Hours per week


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our friendly and supportive team as we say a sad farewell to our current Clinical Lead who is reluctant to leave the post due to family relocation.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist to lead our Musculoskeletal Team based at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.

The Physiotherapy Service is a well-established, large, progressive and dynamic service, which continues to develop within the Trust. The team is friendly and supportive and mentorship for this role will be provided by the Musculoskeletal Service Lead and the Head of Physiotherapy.

Our staff are encouraged and supported in their CPD through in-service training, case studies, and clinical supervision, as well as external courses and study. Active Participation in audit and research, and facilitation of these processes across the team, are essential to the role.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be Clinical Lead for the Integrated Musculoskeletal Service which is comprised of the PhysioDirect telephone service, Community Outpatient Physiotherapy and the MSK Service. You will manage a team of Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy Assistants and Clerical Staff who work in the MSK Service and Outpatient Physiotherapy. You will work closely with the Service Lead for the wider Musculoskeletal Team.

The role will be split between clinical and leadership responsibilities so the post holder will be expected to have substantial experience clinically in musculoskeletal, and experience of management or leadership. You will be expected to have completed, be working towards, or willing to complete relevant post graduate study in clinical and/or leadership, and there will be opportunity to further develop your clinical skills by working alongside Advanced Practice Physiotherapists, and leadership skills through the Trust's Leadership Programmes.

About us

The Friarage Hospital is in the lovely market town of Northallerton and is part of South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country. It is close to the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales, and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds.

South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Person Specification



  • BSc or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Completed or willing to work towards an MSc if available or relevant post graduate courses.



  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of working in the musculoskeletal field at B6 or B7 level.
  • Experience of supervision and teaching of junior staff, students and other members of the MDT


  • Experience of Team Leadership.
  • Experience of having successfully delivered service improvements / change projects which resulted in positive impact



  • An effective leader of people, someone who is a role model, helping others to perform their best by communicating, engaging and facilitating others.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge and experience within specialist area
  • Evidence of audit and research

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital

Bullamoor Road



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