Head of Service – Children & Young People’s Physiotherapy

£61,325 - £66,018
Town/City Edinburgh EH16 4TJ
Payment type Per annum
Region Scotland
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer NHS Lothian
Workplace Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

Other benefits

Vacancy details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to lead and manage Children & Young People’s (C&YP) Physiotherapy services across NHS Lothian.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for:

  • staff leadership and management
  • recruitment
  • appraisal
  • CPD
  • performance management
  • service development and policy
  • service delivery including liaison with external agencies
  • dealing with complaints
  • management of the delegated budget and physical resources for the C&YP Physiotherapy Service
  •  alignment of national and local strategy
  • clinical leadership in the management of Physiotherapy, with responsibility for policy and service development 
  • lead the team within Acute and Community Services with responsibility for all elements of governance.

The post holder will provide an expert level of physiotherapy clinical service to patients with a specific range of disorders, comprising specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  

In addition to the successful candidate having a degree in Physiotherapy (or equivalent e.g.  Post Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy) they will be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and educated to SCQF level 11, e.g. Masters in a relevant subject area or significant leadership experience in a senior AHP management/leadership role.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post. 

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

How to apply

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links to the job description.

If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Eddie Balfour, Chief AHP, Acute Division or call 0131 242 1008. 

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