Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

£43,742 - £50,056
Town/City Salfords, Redhill, RH1 5EL
Payment type Pro rata
Region South East
Contract type Contract unspecified
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer First Community Health

Vacancy details

£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata + 5% HCAS + £2000 welcome Benefit 30 hours per week

Are you looking for a varied and different experience in your MSK role?

This post will provide you with that, alongside the support of an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist. The post holder will be a part of the MSK service within First Community Health and Care, based in East Surrey. The newly expanded post will also be providing physiotherapy services to HMP Coldingley, Send, Downview and Highdown which are distributed throughout Surrey. You will see a huge variety of MSK patients, very different to your usual hospital outpatient setting. Working in the Prison will test your ingenuity and communication skills.

This post is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to advance their management and service development skills whilst maintaining a clinical caseload. Continued professional and personal development is strongly encouraged and the post holder will be part of an active in-service training programme along with the rest of the MSK team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of a mixed caseload including complex conditions. They will work closely with the other prison physiotherapists and provide supervision and support to the physiotherapy assistant. The prison clinic is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a MDT including GPs, Consultants, Pharmacists, nurses, and exercise professionals providing a high standard of healthcare to this diverse population.

The successful applicant will have experience as a senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist in an outpatient setting. They will be a team player and experienced in supervising staff. They should have evidence of relevant post-graduate training as well as effective communication and problem-solving skills.

This role attracts a £2000 welcome benefit, T&C apply*

About us

Do you want to be part of an organisation that is committed to providing first rate care and services to its local community?

First Community is a CQC rated Good staff owned social enterprise, which delivers NHS community services to residents across east Surrey and in parts of West Sussex.

First Community is a great place to work, everyone here has a voice and is supported to develop their career to its full potential. We offer all our staff: NHS terms and conditions, high quality training and development opportunities, flexible working to enable a good work life balance, an inclusive and friendly work environment, an NHS pension, flexible retirement options and employee benefits including a car salary sacrifice scheme.

First Community values diversity and inclusion and is committed to the recruitment and retention of under- represented minority groups. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities.

Sustainability is integral to First Community achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder is responsible for:
  • Assessing, treating and managing own caseload of patients who may have complex presentations whilst maintaining own records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • The day to day management of the Physiotherapy Service for the Prisons.
  • Providing a high standard of clinical work which will also include teaching and the supervision of junior physiotherapy staff, prison staff, assistants and students.

Person Specification

  • Experience
  • Essential
  • Experience of delivering undergraduate student supervision and clinical education to graduate and post graduate standard in area of speciality.
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as senior in relevant field


  • Experience of managing a team
  • Undertaking/Initiating audits



  • Committed to personal and team development.
  • Clear vision of role/commitment to speciality and department
  • Car Driver



  • Degree/Diploma equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent post-graduate courses relevant to the clinical field.


  • Formal Management Training



  • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches for the management of complex conditions within speciality.



  • Articulate, Good communication skills
  • Able to work with others and pass on skills and knowledge to others.


  • Appraisal skills
  • Demonstratable presentation skills

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration.

Please note that interviews will take place on 18 September.

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