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Community Learning Disability Physiotherapy Team Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year ON CALL 1%
Closing date
23 Jun 2024
Are you looking at taking the next step in your clinical and leadership career? We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, professional Physiotherapist Team manager with proven clinical skills, knowledge, and experience to join and lead our dedicated community intellectual disability physiotherapy team.

This is an opportunity to diversify and expand your skill set as a physiotherapist to work within and across multidisciplinary teams to enable and drive high quality effective, accessible physiotherapy care which is person and family centred.

The Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Team are proud of their values of team working, compassion, respect and shared vision for excellence enabling people with a learning disability to live their lives in the community, experiencing good physical and mental health outcomes.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate, and highly motivated leader to make a difference to the lives of our patients.

Therefore, applicants should have:

Proven clinical, leadership and managerial skills to shape and drive specialist physiotherapy delivery.

A collaborative approach engaging team members and others.

An aptitude to promote and maintain high standards of care through excellent communication, motivation, supervision, and support to develop team members.

The ability to provide professional and specialist advice to contribute to service development and implementation ensuring a needs led physiotherapy service based on best practice.

Be able to take part in the on call rota for the unit.

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 effectively manage and coordinate Community Learning Disability Physiotherapy across Nottinghamshire.

To lead on the development and support of training and professional mentorship.

Collaborate and empower to ensure effective delivery of evidence-based practice by the physiotherapy team to people with an Intellectual Disability/Mental Health, their families, and carers.

Ensure compliance with national guidelines and legislation within the field of learning disabilities and Autism and the Physiotherapy profession, ensuring consistent delivery of best practice.

Proactively and effectively contribute to core Directorate operational and Governance agendas/meetings within the care unit.

Undertake workforce plan discussion with managers, staff recruitment, selection, retention, and training needs analysis of physiotherapists.

Ensure professional growth and skill development through managerial and professional supervision and appraisal of physiotherapist facilitating clinical supervision accordingly.

Facilitate and evaluate robust and high-quality clinical placements for learners.

Person Specification

Physical Requirements


  • oAbility to perform the full range of clinical duties.

Contractual Requirements


  • oAbility to work to meet the needs of the service (including unsocial hours and bank holidays)
  • oHolds UK Driving Licence.

Values and Behaviours


  • oNottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • ocommitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation.



  • oPhysiotherapy degree/diploma qualification Postgraduate specialist training (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities)
  • oHCPC registered.
  • oDemonstrates Professional Development within their specialism.
  • oManagement and Leadership Qualification and experience.


  • oProfessional body registered



  • oPortfolio of relevant post registration CPD including specialist knowledge of IDD physiotherapy interventions and evaluation
  • oLeadership training
  • oClinical educator


  • oRelevant Masters modules or completed programmes in learning disability or autism specialisms.



  • oHighly specialist applied clinical knowledge as a physiotherapist
  • oKnowledge of education of others and identification of training requirement.
  • oApplied knowledge of National policy and guidance and impact on local practice inc: of the Care Programme Approach, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and Safeguarding etc.
  • oApplied knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of Clinical risk assessment.


  • oHighly specialist knowledge of how mental and physical health contribute to risk assessment and support management.
  • oContributed to regional and national clinical projects and/or strategic work



  • oEmpathetic and psychologically minded
  • oExcellent written and oral communication skills for a variety of audiences, and in situations
  • oWell organised and able to prioritise a high turnover caseload
  • oExcellent clinical reasoning skills
  • oLeadership skills
  • oExtensive experience of supporting other staff and students
  • oMotivated and a motivator
  • oTeam builder and team member
  • oReflective practitioner
  • oAbility to manage own wellbeing with access to supervision to sustain this.
  • oIT skills - to support clinical and service needs and developments.
  • oBudget and financial management skills


  • oThe ability to deal with and resolve conflict.



  • oWorking experience of assessing and managing a complex caseload of adults with physiotherapy needs within specialist area of IDD.
  • oKnowledge of Risk Assessment and ability to ensure effective risk management strategies within specialism.
  • oExperience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working and established interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • oExperience of designing and delivering different learning and development opportunities for staff teams.
  • oExperience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of profession/multi-professional team.
  • oExperience of leading the clinical and professional development of physiotherapists including students


  • oExperience of leading / managing project work.
  • oExperience of research, audit, service evaluation anExperience of research, audit, service evaluation and/or quality improvement projects - setting up, evaluating, reporting and application
  • oIdentifies clinical risks and carries out MDT/ Trust Risk assessments and formulation for individuals, groups or services highlighting needs
  • oExperience of collaboration across teams, services, and other stakeholders outside of the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Fern House, Highbury Hospital

Highbury Road



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