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Paediatric Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Paediatric Physiotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5
Job ref
Sunflower Centre
£31,365 - £37,890 pa
Salary period
26/10/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.



SALARY 31,365-37,890

Part time/ Full time



The Dudley Community Paediatric Physiotherapy Service is looking for a Band 6 Paediatric Physiotherapist to join our innovative, experienced team, committed to the delivery of high quality services.


We are looking for a pro-active paediatric physiotherapist, who would like to develop their clinical skills further, having the opportunity to work in a variety of settings in which to develop their skills, with the service offering many specialities in house, including DCD, Serial Casting Clinic, Gait Clinic and CPIP. Our unique selling point being that we provide all paediatric physiotherapy for the Borough, having been able to develop services, which, in other areas, are provided by Acute Services.


We are looking for a well-motivated, enthusiastic physiotherapist, who wishes to develop their paediatric physiotherapy skills/and or will have already gained experience within the speciality, having a proven track record within 24 Hour Postural Management and will be expected to have excellent clinical and interpersonal skills. The successful candidates must have had a broad base of experience in Band 5/6 rotations, including specific knowledge and technical skills and experience in paediatrics. Additionally, the candidates will show some evidence of some experience of working with children or in the field of paediatrics, at least on a voluntary basis, ideally.


The caseload will be a yearly rotation between mainly preschool services and children attending mainstream and special schools. The candidates will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills, being able to gain rapport with colleagues, families and the wider MDT. It is essential that you can work as part of a team.


Post graduate training will be offered but we are looking for individuals who have already established transferable skills and are willing to develop them further within this speciality. Opportunity to seek experience in the other areas will be accommodated, wherever possible, to enable succession planning.


The post holders will be supported to develop both their clinical and management skills, being expected to support both the Manager and the Team providing strong leadership and contributing to service development and other service demands. Experience of prescribing therapy equipment/orthotics within paediatrics is essential.


The post is based at the Sunflower Centre, John Corbett Drive, Amblecote, a facility which offers excellent out-patient opportunities.


Applicants should hold a diploma/degree in physiotherapy and must be registered with the HCPC.


Applicants must hold a clean driving licence.


If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.


For further information please contact:


Louise Kelleher

Paediatric Physiotherapy Manager

Paediatric Physiotherapy Service

Sunflower Centre

John Corbett Drive

Off Vicarage Road





Tel: (01384) 361242



Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard/Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure check (police check), through the Criminal Records Bureau as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.


The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

REFERENCE NUMBER:                           CLOSING DATE:                       

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louise Kelleher
Job title
Paediatric Physiotherapy Manager and Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01384 361243