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Therapy Lead - Stroke and Neurotherapy

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 8a, Stroke and Neurotherapy Lead to join our innovative and enthusiastic Leadership Team working at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust. This post offers the ideal opportunity for development of a senior clinician with proven leadership skills.

The post holder will be directly responsible for leading the Stroke and Neurotherapy teams (OT and physiotherapy) teams both at Poole and Royal Bournemouth Hospital, requiring flexible working across sites.

The Stroke team provides a clinical service to HASU and inpatient stroke/ neuro wards. Some changes are anticipated for the next phase of integration as the organisation prepares for sites moves in 2024.

This role requires HCPC Registration.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Cross site working will be required

Interview Date: 3rd July 2024

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

This means that some services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Degree level qualification or equivalent in OT/PT
  • State registration with HCPC
  • Management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant post-graduate training at Masters level


  • MSC in associated subject.
  • Professional qualification to higher Diploma / MSc level.
  • An understanding of the changing NHS environment

Experience / Experience/Technical Skills


  • Post-graduate experience including leadership
  • Budget Management
  • Staff management, including appraisals and recruitment
  • Service development
  • Change management
  • Contribution to operational planning at departmental level.
  • Ability to be intellectually flexible and to look beyond existing structures, ways of working, boundaries and organisations to produce more effective and innovative service delivery and partnerships
  • A commitment to improving patient services through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals
  • Able to work using own initiative and as part of a team
  • Successful team leadership/motivation and development of others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven listening and communication skills with a track
  • Practical commitment to personal development
  • Self-motivation


  • Ability to manage and deliver to deadlines and within resources
  • Ability to analyse highly complex problems and to develop practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Negotiation
  • Contracting and Equipment Procurement Practice

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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