£33,998 - £36,374
Town/City Cheltenham GL53 9QU
Payment type Per annum
Region South West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer National Star

Other benefits

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.

Staff benefits

The cost HCPC and CSP fees can be reclaimed
Brilliant training and development culture
Free staff mini-bus operating across Cheltenham and Gloucester, Monday to Friday
Free use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts and crafts and five-a-side football (subject to COVID restrictions)
Health cashback scheme offering the opportunity to claim back money spent on a range of healthcare treatments including dental, optical and physiotherapy for you and your children who are in full-time education
Life insurance cover
Contributory pension scheme
Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card, with staff discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring and more.

Application deadline: 24/2/2022

Job Types: Full-time, Term time

Salary: £33,998.00-£36,374.00 per year


Vacancy details

Job description

With the help of our award-winning physiotherapy team students at National Star follow personalised programmes to help them maintain their physical health so they can live as independently as possible and prepare for life after college.

We are looking to recruit a highly specialist (senior A) physiotherapist to join our friendly team to continue this vital work.  This is a full time term time only contract working 44 hours a week, 39 weeks a year. 

Our specialist college for more than 100 residential and day students with complex disabilities aged 16 – 25 years old, has a national reputation for delivering therapeutic programmes that meet the needs of learners with both acute and chronic presentation.

Led by an award-winning physiotherapist with a passion for treating people with acquired brain injuries and neuro-disabilities, the 36-strong physiotherapy team are all motivated by the progress made by students as they follow a range of specialist programmes tailored to meet their needs.

Ideally you will have developed specific post-qualification expertise in respiratory, neurology, rehabilitation and/or paediatrics. As one of our most experienced physiotherapists it goes without saying that you will be capable of assessing, planning and evaluating physiotherapy programmes to ensure students’ ongoing health and wellbeing, using your creativity and problem-solving skills to best effect.

Multi-disciplinary team working comes as standard at National Star so, as well as your clinical expertise, we expect you to be a highly organised, first-class communicator who can inspire junior members of the team and other colleagues. As a Senior Physiotherapist (Band A) we’d expect you to have a least four year’s post-qualification experience in a relevant field. You will act as a mentor, providing clinical supervision to less experienced physiotherapists. On occasions, you may be expected to deputise for the lead therapist.

Our facilities are second to none and include an aquatic therapy pool, indoor and outdoor accessible fitness areas and modern physiotherapy suite.

Located just off the M5, within driving distance of major conurbations including Bristol, Birmingham and Swindon, this role could provide you with the progression you need to take your career to the next level. With full-time and term-time only roles available, working for National Star has the potential to allow you to maintain your work/life balance while pursuing a successful career.


COVID-19 considerations:
You will be required to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be expected to wear appropriate PPE at work

How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

Please note that interviews will be held throughout the duration of the advertisement and we may close this vacancy if we have appointed suitable applicants. Please apply early!

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