Community Physiotherapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

We are recruiting for a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the Therapy Team within the Dereham (Mid-Norfolk) Community Nursing and Therapy Team based at Dereham Hospital, delivery services within the community and also the inpatient unit at Dereham Hospital.

We are looking for someone who is committed to the delivery of high quality, client-led care. This is an opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team, covering a varied caseload within the community setting.

They will link closely with a large and increasingly integrated acute and community team for adults with a broad range of presentations, including falls, orthopaedic trauma, frailty, and long term conditions including neurology, rheumatology, and dementia.

Main duties of the job

This post provides an exciting opportunity for an applicant looking to build on a broad clinical skill base, who has excellent communication skills, along with complex problem solving skills to provide quality outcomes for patients. You will be expected to work in an integrated way with our partners in health and social care, whilst adhering to the Trust's Behaviour Framework.

You will be based in Dereham and have supervisory responsibilities for band 4 Assistant Practitioners within the Team, as well as students and rotational band 5 staff.

The post is suitable either for an existing band 6 Physiotherapist or experienced band 5 seeking a developmental role. You should be motivated, adaptable and willing to work within a changing environment. Experience with supervision of staff and students are desirable.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Support is provided by the multi-disciplinary team comprising of an Occupational Therapist and Healthcare Assistant, Social Worker and nursing colleagues along with the community team.

In addition, you will have regular contact and supervision with the Physiotherapy Clinical Lead based within the Wymondham Therapy Team.

Continuing professional development is actively supported. We have regular clinical supervision, peer support, personal development reviews, In-service training and quarterly meetings with the Physiotherapists in the South locality at the Physiotherapy Forums.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or 1st level degree in Physiotherapy, or equivalent experience
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Clinical educators course



  • Evidence of working at a relevant level
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Be a team player
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Able to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle

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

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


Dereham Hospital


NR19 2EX

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Kath Amblin


Date posted

03 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year pro rata pa



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Dereham Hospital


NR19 2EX

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