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Livewell Southwest
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Podiatrist to join our Podiatry team at Livewell Southwest. We offer a supportive induction for those with more experience or have a well-regarded preceptorship if you are newly qualified. In this varied & rewarding role you will undertake extensive practice across all aspects of general podiatric care. You can expect to:
  • Work with a team of experienced Podiatrists with full access to clinical support from senior colleagues, working alongside staff from our HCA support to Leads, managing a wide range of needs.
  • Work across a range of settings including locations in primary, community & secondary care settings and in the domiciliary setting.
  • Have access to a comprehensive induction & development plan, practice supervision & line-management supervision.
  • Have regular team meetings, on-going CPD support with-in service, and the opportunity to undertake for example, independent prescribing qualifications if appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of Podiatric skills and learning with students, HCAs, Podiatry Assistant Practitioners at Band 4, as well as new graduates on our preceptorship scheme.
  • Work in modern environments with full IT and administration support.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake a wide range of clinical duties delivering general podiatric care. The post requires the provision of care at Band 5 and will include the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of patients presenting with diabetes, PAD, acute & chronic foot wounds, basic MSK needs, as well as those patients with general care needs.

The post requires working with colleagues across all bandings as well as working in close liaison with those from other services, including orthotic services, community nursing teams, wards, and primary & secondary care including within the local Diabetes MDT. The undertaking of domiciliary care is an important feature of this role.

The post holder will work across all service provision settings including but not limited to, community clinics and hospitals, domiciliary settings and as required on a rotational basis, secondary care establishments. Staff rosters may vary depending on service capacity and demands requirements and the post holder will provide cover as directed.

Staff are supported by comprehensive IT access with the use of SystmOne as the clinical records and booking system, access to some GP records, full access to imaging reports and blood tests . Staff are provided with a laptop and mobile telephone for working remotely within the domiciliary setting.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities can be found in the full Job Description to which applicants are directed, but will include and are not limited to the areas of:

Responsibility for People Management

Responsibility for financial and/or physical resources

Responsibility for administration

Responsibility for people who use our services

Responsibility for implementation of policy and/or service developments

Other Responsibilities

Details of communication, relationships and behaviour expectations as well as the physical demands of the role are also included in the full job description to which applicants are directed.

Person Specification



  • Experience of team working
  • Maintaining a professional portfolio
  • Management & treatment of a range of general podiatric conditions.
  • Placement experience


  • Working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Previous NHS or health and/or social care employment.
  • Involvement in extra-curricular profession related activities.



  • BSc or MSc in Podiatry*
  • HCPC Registration*
  • Local Analgesia Certificate
  • POMS Certificate
  • *For applicants currently in their final year of study, offers of employment will be contingent on the successful completion and award of the required qualification and HCPC registration, as detailed.


  • Evidence of post-graduate study



  • Excellent communication: written, verbal & IT based.
  • High personal and professional standards.
  • Good time management & organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to change.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Good team worker.
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Flexible and adaptable in meeting the needs of service users and service priorities.
  • Open to constructive criticism and direction from senior staff.
  • Full driving licence and the ability to travel between locations on a daily basis.

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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