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Children's Physiotherapist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are aiming to recruit an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to a 30.0 hours permanent post, within the Children's Physiotherapy Specialist Team (West). We would welcome any competent B6 physiotherapist to apply.

We are seeking an eager, innovative, pro-active and motivated Physiotherapist to join our already passionate and dedicated Children's Community Physiotherapy team, who cover areas in West Cumbria.

Working as part of an integrated team with other specialist therapists, you will be required to lead in providing contemporary evidence based assessment, advice and therapy to children and young people with a range of needs, working with them, their families and supporting agencies.

You should have a degree or equivalent qualification in Physiotherapy .

You will be well supported within your clinical environment with regular management supervision, professional supervision, safeguarding supervision and your health and wellbeing conversations and be allocated a mentor.

If you think this position is for you and you would like to meet the teams or would like a look around the department before applying, please do get in touch with Louise Messenger 07811714347.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will be required to travel independently as the role includes visiting children in clinics, at home and in the school setting, as well as to NHS bases around Cumbria to attend meetings and training or development.

The post involves assessing and providing advice and intervention for children and young people aged 0-19 years with a variety of developmental conditions. The post holder will offer guidance and support to colleagues in education in terms of Physiotherapy Programmes, equipment and moving and handling.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Broad knowledge of a range of paediatric treatment techniques
  • Some knowledge of the appropriate legislation relating to children


  • Knowledge of current NHS trends which influence service provision
  • Post qualification training in paediatric therapy or techniques.



  • State registration
  • Degree or equivalent in PT
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Computer Literate


  • Evidence of CPD

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Organisational skills demonstrated for example by the involvement in a particular project
  • Competence in therapeutic handling.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Presentation skills


  • Caseload management skills - especially identifying priorities and meeting deadlines

Personal Circumstances


  • This post will require working in Community settings across North Cumbria and therefore include travel to these sites.
  • Some flexibility in work pattern may be necessary.

Other Requirements


  • Equality and Diversity: Support equality and value diversity (Level 2)
  • Experience of working in acute or community settings
  • Post graduate therapy experience in a multi disciplinary team
  • Previous use of a computer based data collection system
  • Experience of working with children in a professional or voluntary capacity

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Footsteps, Child Development Centre, West Cumberland Hospital

Homewood Road, Hensingham


CA28 6JG

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