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Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata (22.5 hours per week)
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Would you like to be part of an Older Peoples Mental Health Team who champion physical health & make a difference to patients lifes every day

Are you looking for a new flexible working opportunity?

A rare exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, passionate & motivated physiotherapist with diverse range of clinical skills to join Devon Partnership Trust. This role is a permanent 22.5 hour position. This role can be offered with a flexible working pattern to support someone wishing to continue another clinical position alongside this role or to complement a good work life balance or other personal commitments. This role would not include weekend working or shift working.

This is a great opportunity to join our inpatient team on Meadow View Ward which is based on North Devon District Hospitals site. Meadow View is an inpatient unit that provides assessment & treatment for older people with severe mental health needs, such as depression, anxiety & psychosis. The role involves working closely as part of an established Multidisciplinary Team & recovery is at the heart of everything we do - it is about people building a meaningful life & represents a shift away from focusing on illness & symptoms towards a focus on personal health, strengths & wellness. The service benefits from a truly multidisciplinary leadership team who are committed to creating an environment which supports staff members & service users to reach their potential.

Main duties of the job

We are encouraging applications from experienced physiotherapists who have a passion for working with older adults & who have a varied clinical background with excellent assessment & treatment skills, as well as excellent communication skills & are enthusiastic about promoting physical health & championing the fantastic role that physiotherapy plays within an MDT as outlined in the Job Description.

The role will require you to confidently work both independently & as part of a team with older adults with a wide range of complex physical & mental health needs, completing thorough assessments & providing evidence-based treatment programmes as well as running exercise groups & 1 to 1 rehab sessions.

As part of this role you will be responsible for the set up & provision of a quality & responsive Physiotherapy service across the site. You will become an important part of the longstanding multidisciplinary team working to ensure that every patient receives high quality care. This is a brilliant opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team which will allow you to champion your skills in a very supportive & encouraging environment. On the job training & development will be provided as well as ongoing & support.

** As this is a new role we encourage you to ring or email to find out more about the opportunity & talk through what the role entails. **

We look forward to welcoming you as part of our dedicated & explaining physiotherapy team within Devon Partnership Trust.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

** As this is a new role we encourage you to ring or email to find out more about the opportunity and talk through what the role entails. **

Contact details for an informal chat is Stacey Endacott, Physiotherapy Lead for Mental Health services or 0785079414 5 or Alison Wall Senior Occupational Therapist on Meadow View t or 01271 443240

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration HCPC

Knowledge & Skills


  • Good knowledge of general Physiotherapy work
  • Ability to work independently with no direct supervision
  • Able to work collaboratively with MDT
  • To have empathy for older people with complex issues
  • Physically healthy and fit enough to successfully complete Physical Restraint Courses
  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the role


  • Good knowledge of working with Older People with mental health issues



  • Experience of working with Older People


  • Experience of working in a mental health setting

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Meadow View Ward

North Devon District Hospital



EX31 4JB

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