Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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Within the Foot Health department at NCH&C we have an amazing opportunity for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic individual to undertake a Podiatry degree through an apprenticeship scheme running in collaboration with the University of East London starting in September 2022.
The Apprenticeship is four years in duration and will allow you to progress into a HCPC registered Podiatrist role with NCH&C, on successful completion.
Podiatrists are registered healthcare professionals specialising in the lower limb (feet, ankles, legs), providing high quality hands on clinical care. Podiatrists work with people of all ages and provide advice, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of problems affecting the foot and lower limb.
For more information about Podiatry as a career, see:
Please see Supplementary Information document for more details of this role.
Main duties of the job
The Podiatrist Apprenticeship combines full-time employment, work-based learning and academic study at Foundation Degree level (Level 5). Apprentices will work in a supported learning environment with our friendly supportive team to develop their clinical competencies and knowledge related to the role of a Podiatrist. You will be patient facing from the very start - so that you can apply and develop your new knowledge and skills with increasing confidence. Your days within the clinical placement will be diverse and you can explore speciality areas that interest you the most.
As an apprentice, you will spend a minimum of 30% of your time doing off the job training. This means that you will spend time on day release at UEL (University of East London - Stratford Campus) where you will attend lectures, tutorials and practical classes. The rest of your time you will spend working for NCH&C where you will put into practice what you have learnt at University.
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.
Wage: Annexe 21 pay arrangement whereby Band 5 funding will be held for this post and the candidate will receive the following salary:
Year 1: 60% of a Band 5 salary
Year 2: 65% of a Band 5 salary
Year 3: 70% of a Band 5 salary
Year 4: 75% of a Band 5 salary
Guaranteed B5 Podiatrist role on successful completion of Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment. At the end of the apprenticeship you will agree to work for the Trust for at least two years to consolidate training. If this condition is not fulfilled, the apprentice may be liable to pay back any employer related costs incurred for clinical placement activity during the apprenticeship programme as defined in the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) Apprenticeship Funding Rules. As a benefit, you will leave the training programme without the usual 'student loans' - a comparable saving of approximately £29,000 against full time entry route students. Training costs will be covered by the Apprenticeship Levy.
See job description and person specification for detailed job description, breakdown of 4 year apprenticeship learning modules and expected competencies.
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
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).
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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09 May 2022
Agenda for change
£14,944 to £22,961 a year Band 5 Annex 21