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Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£44,398 to £50,807 pro rata per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
There is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative Physiotherapist with high-level leadership and team working skills to join the Children and Young Person's Weight Management Service 'Lighthouse'. The successful applicant will be joining the multi-disciplinary service, offering a unique opportunity to influence, shape and develop the Physiotherapy service provision.

The post is permanent, part time (18.75 hours per week), and provides a service across the Swansea Bay University Health Board areas in a variety of settings.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist with an excellent clinical knowledge and experience of working within children, young people and their families and the clinical presentations that overweight/obesity cause.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to work with high level of autonomy, leading the physiotherapy service for Lighthouse, managing a complex caseload and should be able to demonstrate a strong ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be responsible for the physiotherapy care of overweight and obese children including those with additional learning needs, multiple health concerns and complex social circumstances.

The team consists of a clinical lead, psychologist, dietitian, occupational therapist, consultant paediatrician and support workers and will work to the All Wales Obesity Pathway for Children and Young People and Welsh Government standards. The post holder will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with children, young people, families, team colleagues and the wider systems, offering a broad range of interventions to include 1:1 as well as group interventions.

You will have the opportunity to supervise and mentor members of the team as well as receive supervision and mentoring in your role.

We offer both departmental and personal CPD time to support your development and are committed to the development of evidenced based practice, research and clinical audit. You will be supported in attending relevant professional networking meetings, interest groups and relevant CPD opportunities.

We are happy to discuss this position with interested candidates. Please contact or for more information.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Professional registration with HCPC
  • Post registration training in relevant area.


  • Recognised management/ leadership qualification



  • MSc or its equivalent level of knowledge and advanced post graduate training/experience in relevant areas
  • Knowledge of the workings of Paediatric Physiotherapy services
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues



  • Substantial broad range and specialist Paediatric experience.
  • Experience of specialist knowledge including Management of Common Paediatric disorders such as obesity, learning disabilities, diabetes and ASD
  • Substantial experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Supervision experience of students, physiotherapy assistants and junior staff.


  • Experience of strategic planning process.
  • Experience of policy / service development.

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including developed oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate.

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Health Board Headquarters

1 Talbot Gateway

Port Talbot

SA12 7BR

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