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Specialist Podiatrist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust and have not been an employee of the Trust in the previous 3 years. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Podiatrists, for a fixed term contract, to join our podiatry team in South, and Mansfield and Ashfield areas of Nottingham.

1 x 37.5 hours per week post (Mid Notts area) - fixed term period 12 months1 x 7.5 hours per week post (South Nottingham area) - fixed term period 12 monthsCore hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pmFlexible working patterns or part-time consideredAdditional CPD training and internal career advancementOpportunities to work within our Podiatric Surgery team, Community based Foot Protection Team and Diabetic MDT hospital clinics across Nottinghamshire

The role will include working across a variety of community and domiciliary settings, providing foot care management. You must have the ability, means and willingness to travel between multiple sites to carry out duties.

Main duties of the job

As a member of Nottinghamshire Podiatry Services you would have the opportunity to -
  • Rotate into Podiatric Surgery, Community based Foot Protection Team and Diabetic MDT hospital based clinics.
  • Work in a variety of clinical settings within the Nottinghamshire area, both domiciliary, clinical and hospital settings. Must be able to meet the physical and travel requirements of the position

Nottinghamshire provides quality care to patients on a needs-based service.

As a member of the team you would be expected to
  • provide assessment, diagnosis and implementation of individual treatment plans for patients, and discharge following a set criteria.
  • Support to complete nail surgery competency
  • An annual appraisal and personal development plan.
  • You will be provided with peer support, continued professional development and regular clinical supervision.
  • Attendance at Nottinghamshire wide team meetings and training days including POMs and LA updates.
  • Internal opportunities for career advancement.

All applicants will have full and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold a Degree or Diploma in Podiatric Medicine and a certificate for Local Anaesthesia or working towards. New or final year podiatry students welcome to apply.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To be part of a highly motivated team, with mentorship working within a team and/or independently in both community, patients residence, and acute settings, providing a high quality of clinical care.

To develop and implement individualised care programmes for patients with a wide variety of clinical needs, including acute or chronic, neuropathies, chronic diseases, vascular problems, wound management, MSK and Nail Surgery.

The post holder will be expected to plan and manage the caseload with the mentorship and support of a senior podiatrists.

Instruct clients and carers, providing direction and guidance on a range of Podiatry interventions independently with a variety of clinical settings including patients place of residence.

To assist colleagues with challenging clients or those with complex needs who require more than one person to treat.

To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with clients, relatives and carers. This will include clients who may have difficulties in understanding or with barriers to communication.

To provide administrative support to the Department duties e.g. maintaining stock levels and patient appointment bookings.

To access computer systems including Systmone, for the recording and actioning of patient information and treatment activity.

To submit accurate records of sickness, lieu time, study, expenses and annual leave.

To comply with the organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to be involved in reviewing and updating as required.

Person Specification



  • BSc/Diploma in Podiatry
  • Registrant of Health and Care Professions Council (or awaiting)
  • Local analgesia Certificate (POM A and S)
  • Competent IT skills



  • Understanding of NHS Podiatry
  • Experience of team working
  • Have had experience in a range of placements


  • Experience of multidisciplinary and interagency working
  • Previous experience of using electronic patient record systems



  • Demonstrates sound clinical reasoning skills.
  • Evidence of a range of CPD activities
  • Ability to work effectively autonomously and as a team player, and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of communication/organisational/interpersonal skills, time management, and adaptability to changing demands of service
  • To provide direct care, with frequent exposure to highly unpleasant working conditions (ulcers/ tissue breakdown and body fluids, dusts and adhesives) and uncomfortable/restrictive working environments (domiciliary visits in small cramped area, awkward access and reduced Infection Control measures).


  • Understand evidence based practice



  • Understanding of podiatrist role in the NHS.
  • Understanding of Primary Care.
  • Understanding of relevant NHS Policy.


  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of core trust values and be able to articulate in practice

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Contractual requirements


  • Full driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mansfield Community Hospital, Retford Primary Care Centre, Stapleford Care Centre

Stockwell Gate


NG18 5QJ

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