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Specialist Physiotherapist - Palliative care

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking Band 6 Physiotherapist to work within the Community Specialist Palliative Care therapy team consisting of specialist Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and a Therapy Assistant.

Experience of working in the community is desirable as the role is predominantly based supporting patients in their own homes but also involves providing input within the Hospice of the Good Shepherd inpatient and outpatient units.

Part time - 26.5 hours per week

**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership.

To be eligible for the relocation payment, you must live more than 40 miles from the base/location of the post you are applying for and you would need to relocate to within 15 miles of the new base.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

Main duties of the job

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking team that prides itself in delivering high quality care, in the right place, every time, so if you have the desire to make a difference to the people of Cheshire West then the Palliative Care Team is the place to be.

The post holder will contribute to the provision of specialist palliative and end of life rehabilitation to the people of Cheshire with malignant or non-malignant conditions who have a limited life expectancy, working autonomously and as part of a team. They will deliver therapeutic interventions in their home and/or when they attend the Hospice as an out-patient, in-patient or attend day therapy, providing advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals. They will also promote advanced care planning, management of complex end of life symptoms and patient and carer expectations whilst meeting the integrated care needs of the patient.

Over recent years there has been a lot development within the service and the successful candidate will need to share the teams drive to take the service forward. You also need to be passionate about delivering quality care to people receiving palliative or end of life care.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD/up to date portfolio demonstrating interest in the Palliative Care field and evidence of reflective practice
  • Evidence of relevant post-graduate courses


  • Membership of ACPOPC

Knowledge and Experience


  • Minimum 3 years' experience in general physiotherapy in the NHS
  • Experience in Palliative Care including short courses, and postgraduate learning
  • Good working knowledge of all areas of clinical governance including audit, quality and risk management


  • Experience of working in a community setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


The Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Gordon Lane



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