Specialist Podiatrist - Diabetes

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


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Job summary

This is an excellent opportunity to provide seamless delivery of care from the community to the acute setting. You will work in the inpatient units, wider community healthcare service.

This post is based in the EAST of the patch Bexhill / Hastings / Rye and your base will be Bexhill. There is an expectation that you will work in both Diabetic Foot Clinics and Foot Protection Clinics at EDGH & Conquest; as well as undertaking general podiatry clinics in the GP practises in the east of county.

You will be part of a friendly, supportive, professional team. You will be fully supported to develop your professional skills and areas of special clinical interest. We offer regular supervision and competency training opportunities for your ongoing professional development. There will also be opportunities to train other healthcare professionals and you will be actively involved with student placements as well as delivering educational and screening programmes for patient with an at risk foot. You will be an excellent communicator, able to work independently as well as within a team, as well as being organised and confident.

This post is based in community setting but you will also work in acute settings. The post holder will also be required to attend meetings or training across the wider county of East Sussex therefore being a car driver / owner is essential for this post.

Main duties of the job

Welcome to East Sussex, a place that boasts a beautiful coastline, beaches and the South Downs National Park. Close to Brighton and rail links to London. Come and join our friendly, sociable, experienced podiatry team.

Due to internal promotion of current staff due to new monies secured. We have a great opportunity to increase our podiatry workforce further.

This is an excellent opportunity to provide seamless delivery of care from the community to the acute setting. As a Band 6 you will be required to work within the multidisciplinary diabetic foot clinic at both acute sites. You will work in the inpatient units, wider community healthcare service. As a podiatrist you will be undertaking podiatry assessments and contributing to treatment planning, striving towards providing a gold standard of care. Your work will be focused on providing clinical treatments following evidence based clinical pathways for the high risk foot. Your work will involve working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team alongside orthopaedic and vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, microbiology and orthotics which includes liaising with GPs, tissue viability, district and practice nurses.

Applications are invited from motivated BSc qualified and HCPC registered podiatrists who are keen to advance their clinical, professional and leadership skills from both the NHS and private sector.

About us

We are proud to provide Outstanding care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in peoples own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as Good overall, and Outstanding for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated Outstanding. Eastbourne DGH rated Good.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious Building for our Future programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Podiatrist registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Educated to Podiatry Degree level or equivalent
  • Further post graduate studies in clinical areas pertinent to post such as diabetes, wound care and biomechanics to a post graduate diploma level or equivalent experience


  • National Clinical Leadership Development (LEO)



  • A minimum of two years post registration experience working within Community and Acute settings
  • Development of specialised programmes of care
  • Diabetic foot care/wound management/vascular assessment
  • Locomotion and gait disorders
  • Nail Surgery and local anaesthetics
  • Orthotic manufacture and prescription



  • Wound care assessment, diagnosis and podiatry care, based
  • New patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Vascular issues and associated podiatry care
  • Prescription and manufacture of complex orthotic devices

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Cross County

East Sussex

BN21 2UD

Employer's website

http://jobs.esht.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Lesley Baker, Brenda Davey & Hannah Perry


Date posted

27 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Cross County

East Sussex

BN21 2UD

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