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Team leader Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
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Uckfield, Crowborough, Hailsham
Uckfield, Crowborough, Hailsham
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
26/02/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



Are you an experienced Band 6 or 7, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist looking to enhance and develop your knowledge and career in musculoskeletal care? If so come and join our team as we shape MSK services in East Sussex. We can offer you the support and learning you need to grow and achieve your goals. We are in an exciting period of service development having recently won the contract to deliver integrated musculoskeletal services in the Hastings and Rother localities, we are also expanding our work as part of the Sussex MSK partnership, to deliver an integrated service in the High Wealds, Eastbourne and Hailsham areas. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and motivated physiotherapist to recruit into a permanent Band 7 Team Lead role covering our Uckfield, Amberstone and Crowborough departments. You would demonstrate advanced skills in assessment and treatment whilst using clinical leadership to support the teams to deliver outstanding patient care. We work with MSK clients aged 4 and above, and there is opportunity to develop clinical specialist skills in our MSK care pathways including; • upper limb and hand therapy • lower limb • rheumatology • spinal

The Trust actively encourages personal development, and you will be supported by working closely with our advanced practitioners (AP’s), with access to our consultant physiotherapist and orthopaedic/ rheumatology consultant colleagues, as part of our integrated musculoskeletal service. We also work in partnership with other services to deliver care in East Sussex,  including the Sussex MSK partnership network. Our innovative team deliver high quality, patient focused care. They work with regional partners such as the University of Brighton, national partners such as MACP and NICE (our Consultant Physiotherapist is a NICE fellow), as they sit on committees and networks within MSK care, research and rheumatology. The team will give you exposure to the latest and emerging evidence based care, as they undertake audit and research,  which you will be encouraged to support.  Our links with Brighton University and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex leadership network gives further opportunities for postgraduate learning both internally and externally. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust delivers a musculoskeletal physiotherapy service across 10 localities, incorporating an East, Central and West division. This post will involve close working with teams within a division, and this may require travel within your working day and cross site working therefore,  a valid driving license and access to a car for work purposes would be beneficial.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jules Hall, Clinical and Operational Outpatient Physiotherapy Lead on 07972 242 397

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 4444