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Rotational Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£23,023 - £29,608 pa (plus HCAS)
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Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Rotational Physiotherapist

Permanent Full time : Band 5

Qualifying this year? Ready to start you physiotherapy career or want to experience a variety of rotations?

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate physiotherapists to join our Band 5 physiotherapy rotation scheme here at NELFT, London Sites. Our rotations last for 6 months and include opportunities to work within friendly and dynamic teams within musculoskeletal, neurology and general rehab in a variety of settings. During rotations within Neurology and general rehabilitation you will have the opportunity to assess, treat and manage respiratory and orthopaedic conditions too.

We can offer excellent work - life balance and benefits including:

  • Protected CPD time with a diverse In Service Training Programme
  • Regular supervision
  • NHS pension
  • Close transport links into London
  • Opportunity for service development and audit
  • Flexibility within our 7 day working services (Please note that only some rotations require 7 day working)
  • Agile working devices to support community based working
  • High cost area supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum of £3,483 to a max of £4,439)
  • Salary Sacrifice car scheme
  • Childcare support and vouchers


If you are interested in coming to work for NELFT and meet our criteria we would we would welcome your application.

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff). 

The main responsibilities of the post are:

1.    To participate in the Band 5 rotational scheme across the trust in a range of settings (out-patient departments, health clinics, inpatient wards and patient homes).

2.    To perform a competent assessment of patients, including those with multiple pathologies, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to formulate a diagnosis based on the clinical findings of their condition. Working with access to direct supervision from a more senior physiotherapist.

3.    To develop and provide an individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on best evidence based practice, the treatment options may include the use of manual techniques, exercise classes, electrotherapy techniques and other alternate options.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Samantha Suddaby 

Musculoskeletal Clinical lead

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2