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Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition.

We are recruiting for a Physiotherapist to join our Community Rehabilitation Team based in Margate.

The Community Rehabilitation Teams within East Kent are multi-disciplinary teams that include Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Nurses and Therapy Assistants. We work within patients' homes, rehabilitation groups, Community Hospitals and other care settings, to ensure effective discharge planning and a seamless rehabilitation pathway.

We provide short-term rehabilitation to enable patients, where possible, to remain in the community rather than be admitted to hospital or long-term care, and to live as independently as possible.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 5 Physiotherapist you will work closely with the people who use our services, families, friends and carers and play an important contribution in how people experience our services.

We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care. You will work as part of a team and contribute to its success by being a role model, supervising more junior members of the team (Qualified and unqualified) and students to ensure they are working to the professional standards required and provide leadership within the team.

Band Physiotherapists are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services provided within the community team across the health economy

If you would like to know more about joining community and helping people to live well at home, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

Additional Working Pattern: 34.5 hours weekly

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Must be a car driver and have a UK license or equivalent
  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Must have UK registration



  • Experience of Community Working in Healthcare
  • Evidence of appropriate recent CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Westbrook House 150 Canterbury Road



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