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Stroke Specialist Physiotherapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
**1 x Fixed Term contract/secondment opportunity for 12 months**

*Internal applicants who wish to be considered for a secondment opportunity should discuss with their line manager the suitability of a possible secondment*

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a Stroke Specialist Therapy team? This is a 12-month fixed-term maternity cover to working as a Band 6 Stroke Physiotherapist in the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Rehabilitation Team and Community Neurology Service. The post holder will independently manage a specialised clinical caseload. The post-holder is expected to have day to day operational and supervisory responsibility for more Junior Staff and Rehabilitation Assistants.

This post holder must hold a degree or equivalent qualification.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to carry out assessment and treatment of stroke patients predominantly in their own homes, within Gloucestershire, delivering rehabilitation with intensity to support service users to achieve their goals.

The post holder will have responsibility for rehabilitation assistants, providing leadership, clinical support and training as appropriate.

The post holder must hold a valid driving license and have access to a vehicle for work.

This role is split between the Stroke Early Supported Discharge service who deliver high intensity rehabilitation to stroke survivors in the first 6 weeks following discharge from hospital and the Community Neurology Service. The CNS in Gloucestershire formed in October 2023 and includes longer term, slower stream rehab for stroke survivors as well as management of highly complex hospital discharges from out of county specialist centres.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • State Registered Physiotherapist (HCPC)
  • Appropriate range of postgraduate clinical education



  • Extensive postgraduate clinical experience
  • Appropriate experience in neurological physiotherapy/stroke rehabilitation
  • Evidence of having worked unsupervised
  • Experience of having supervised rehabilitation assistant staff who are directly accountable to the post holder
  • Experience of leading and delivering in-service training programmes
  • Evidence of working with multidisciplinary teams and across multi-agency boundaries


  • 2+ years of experience working in a stroke related field

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Independent Living Centre

Village Road


GL51 0BY

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