The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are recruiting a Professional Adviser

£42,446 - £42,446
Town/City London EC4A 1AB
Payment type Pro rata
Region Yorkshire and The Humber
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Workplace London

Other benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package, including 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), Christmas office closure between 25 December to 01 January and generous pension scheme with 12% employer contribution.

To enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life, we would be happy to discuss flexible working arrangements with shortlisted candidates (subject to business needs).

Vacancy details

Professional Adviser – Yorkshire and Humber £42,446.40 per annum (£53,058 Full Time Equivalent) Part time, 28 hours per week Permanent contract

Home based role and living within the relevant region or close enough proximity to be able to travel and meet the requirements of this role’ (subject to meeting homeworking assessment requirements, which includes a minimum broadband speed of 18Mbps and a dedicated space to work from).

A physiotherapy role like no other

Are you a registered physiotherapist seeking a fresh challenge? Are you interested in leadership and looking for your next career opportunity? Do you want to use your knowledge, skills and experience to support other physiotherapists, students and support workers? Would you like to help shape the future of the profession?

As a Professional Adviser for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), you can achieve this and more.

Each Professional Adviser takes responsibility for one geographical region, and the regions currently available is Yorkshire and Humber. Ideally you will be based in, or within easy travelling distance of the region to meet the requirements of the role and engage in member-facing activity.

This is a totally different role where you will use your professional knowledge, skills and experience, working with the physiotherapy workforce and other stakeholders across the UK to improve and transform practice and service delivery. You will work with colleagues across the CSP to develop resources and approaches that will facilitate and empower members to demonstrate the impact and value of physiotherapy to the populations they serve.

This role has both national and regional responsibilities. You will play a key role in the progression and delivery of innovative national projects and lead specific areas of work related to our strategic objectives. In collaboration with national stakeholders, you will play an active role in identifying and influencing developing policy across the UK, looking for opportunities to enhance service provision and improve patient outcomes and experience through better provision of physiotherapy. This is an exciting time to join the CSP as we develop our new five-year strategy. You will be involved in a range of work areas that may include, for example, service transformation to address health inequalities, physiotherapy in primary care or the CSP’s rehabilitation agenda.

The CSP has a network of regional teams across the UK to support our members wherever they live, work or study. So, alongside a national role, you will join a regional multi-disciplinary team with CSP colleagues from policy, communications and the trade union to develop robust networks and engage members. This role therefore requires excellent communication, influencing and networking skills to enable members to understand, evidence and articulate the value and impact of physiotherapy to influence local decision-making.

It doesn’t stop there. You will be part of a team of professional advisers who provide peer support and a professional advice service to CSP members. There are numerous development opportunities to work as part of other corporate teams, giving you access to a range of experiences such as lobbying government, influencing press and media coverage and working with local physiotherapy services to shape commissioning strategies and decisions.

The CSP provides a supportive culture for your own learning, with opportunities for you to stretch yourself and test out different ways of working. The CSP is committed to promoting equity, inclusion and belonging within both the CSP and the profession more widely. It is important that our professional advisers represent the diversity of our members and the populations we serve.

If you are looking for an exceptionally rewarding and challenging role, would enjoy working in a team environment and seeing the difference your input makes to the profession across the UK, this role is for you.

Why work for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy?

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 64,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers; and one of the largest representative bodies in healthcare.

At the CSP our goal is to create a culture which is characterised by innovation, respect, encouragement, passion and teamwork. We all strive for continuous improvement and to be the best at everything we do. We aspire to work in a way that embodies our values of learning, courage, inclusive and integrity. Our shared values are part of our organisational DNA and reflect the expectations we have of ourselves and others. They guide what we do and how we do it to have the greatest impact for our members. 

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How to apply

Want to find out more?

If you have any questions about the application process then we welcome you to join our briefing webinar on Thursday 10th August 2023 at 12:30pm.

Click here to find out more and register your attendance. If you are unable to attend the briefing, please read the guidance on our website linked here. You do not need to attend the briefing session to apply for this position.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Abi Henderson, Head of Practice Improvement on 0207 306 6603 or email

To apply for the role please click on the ‘Apply online’ tab below and complete the online application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 10am, 17th August 2023

Click here to view a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification

Interview date: 5th September 2023 (virtual interview)

If you require any adjustments during the application stage, please email the Human Resources team at

The CSP is committed to equity of opportunity, and we aim to provide a working and learning environment which is free from discrimination. We are taking appropriate steps to create a workforce that reflects the diverse society we work and live in and therefore positively encourage candidates from all sections of the community to apply.

Read all about our Equity, Diversity and Belonging strategy here.


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