Physiotherapist/ Specialist Physiotherapist

£38,690 - £52,656
Town/City New Malden KT3 3HY
Payment type Per annum
Region London
Contract type Contract unspecified
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Orchard Hill College

Vacancy details

Band 7: For the right candidate, depending on experience, pro-rata’d salary will be awarded in line with OHC&AT Professional pay scale for Band 7, Spine Point 31 – 36, FTE salary £46,643 – £52,656 per annum (outer London)

Band 6: For the right candidate, depending on experience, pro-rata’d salary will be awarded in line with OHC&AT Professional pay scale for Band 6, Spine Point 25 – 30, FTE salary £38,690 - £45,572 per annum (outer London)

4 days - 30 hours, various contact types are offered i.e., All Year Round, Term Time Only or Term Time Plus

Orchard Hill College is an Outstanding Specialist College (Ofsted, November 2019) offering life-changing learning opportunities to young people and adults with a range of special educational needs and/or disabilities. We have eight vibrant community-based College Centres across London and Surrey where committed, specialist teams deliver a range of programmes to meet the needs of over 400 students.

Students who study with us have a wide range of needs including profound and multiple learning disabilities, communication and behavioural difficulties, and specific medical needs. All students are individuals, and their learning programme is designed to support and empower them to achieve their aspirations and goals, whilst developing skills to become more independent members of their community.

Orchard Hill College is a truly unique and rewarding place to work with inspirational students and a dynamic and supportive staff team.

The College is also an Academy sponsor and established Orchard Hill College Academy Trust in 2013 which is home to 14 special schools. Together Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust provides for over 1500 pupils and students with SEN across London, Surrey, Sussex, and Berkshire.

To find out more about Orchard Hill College please visit
The Integrated Services Team is highly valued by the college and plays an integral role in influencing the whole college’s direction and practice.

You will be joining a College with an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and a successful Therapy team that works in partnership with lecturers/teachers and support staff to support our learners in accessing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as liaising with parents/carers and other external professionals and agencies.

The Physiotherapy Team support learners in maintaining their physical well-being and functional independence. Physiotherapists will work in collaboration with the person, their network of care, mainstream health services, and the multidisciplinary team to enhance, optimise and maintain the person’s physical presentation, function, and quality of life.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist to join us, so whatever your current band or level of experience, we would be delighted to hear from you. As a family-friendly employer, we are happy to consider applications for part-time working including term time, or job shares. You are welcome to speak to our HR Department for further information prior to application.

We can offer you:

  • Line management and clinical supervision
  • Clinical leads within each discipline to support your clinical development. Within this, we have opportunities for peer supervision and peer support.
  • A programme of continuing professional development
  • A supportive team and opportunities to work creatively in a transdisciplinary way with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, arts therapies, nurses, speech and language therapists, therapy assistants, and health care assistants.
  • Opportunities to develop skills and competencies in working with students with a range of ages and diagnoses within the academy trust
  • 40 days annual leave for full time
  • Local Government Pension
  • Being in a team who are implementing Positive Behaviour Support and working with the PBS Alliance schools and colleges networks
  • Workplace research and clinical development

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience, and knowledge we are looking for.

Orchard Hill College is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills, and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Susan Thomas George (Clinical lead for Physiotherapy) via email or Shikara Rajballi (Deputy Head of Integrated Services) via email or call 03454020453 /07983589596.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 29th June 2023

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