Lead Practitioner (Physiotherapist)

  • Job Reference: ACBGU0703/SG
  • Date Posted: 11 February 2021
  • Recruiter: The Fire Fighters Charity
  • Location: Littlehampton
  • Salary: £37,204
  • Sector: Membership Officer
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Lead Practitioner (Physiotherapist)  
Marine Court, Littlehampton, West Sussex 
- £37,204 per annum plus benefits 
- Generous non-contributory pension scheme  
- 33 days’ annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays) 
- 37.5 hours per week on a 3 week rota pattern 
The Fire Fighters Charity offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical, and social wellbeing throughout their lives.  
We are looking for an enthusiastic Lead Practitioner to join our multi-profession rehabilitation team at our residential centre Marine Court, West Sussex. Reporting into the Physical Health Lead, you will be responsible for the operational line management, clinical supervision and leadership of your team of Physiotherapists and Exercise Therapists. You will have access to state-of-the-art gym and rehabilitation equipment as well as innovative and cutting-edge digital technology to enable your team to deliver rehabilitation programmes through one to one and group work both remotely and face to face. 
You and your team will be part of a multi professional team of clinicians working to meet an individual’s needs and support them reaching their goals through a holistic approach.  
In addition, you will work collaboratively with other Lead Practitioners, and have the opportunity to lead on service development and audit activities, while retaining a small case load of your own. You will also contribute to the delivery of the Charity’s Strategic plan, particularly in the “Inform and Prevent” and “Respond and Recover” areas. 
We promote a healthy work life balance for all employees, and in addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you are awarded beneficiary status (access to our services) from day one, along with access to a health care cash plan and Employee Assistance Programme and, should you need, support during your employment.  
You will be based at Marine Court, our residential rehabilitation centre on the West Sussex coast, which has a wealth of leisure facilities available. Situated in the seaside town of Littlehampton, you are just a 5 minute walk from the beach, harbour and River Arun, and a short drive to the South Downs National Park.  
If you are a Band 6 Physiotherapist looking to develop your leadership and management skills in a Band 7 role, or a Band 7 looking for looking to share your knowledge and experience, then this could be an excellent opportunity for you!  
To be successful, you will:  
- Have a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or an alternative appropriate recognised qualification 
- Be registered with the HCPC 
- Be a qualified Member of the CSP 
- Be able to evidence current continuing professional development appropriate to the role 
- Have experience of leading and managing a multi-professional team to deliver a rehabilitation, recovery or wellbeing service  
- Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, flexibility, adaptability and the ability to prioritise workload and delegate effectively   
- Have excellent communication skills and be enthusiastic, adaptable & resilient to change. 
Other organisations may call this role Team Lead, Clinical Team Lead, Band 7 Physiotherapist, Physiotherapist, Lead Physiotherapy Practitioner, Healthcare Practitioner, or Physiotherapy Services Lead. 
Additional Information 
For more information about the role and to get an idea of the fantastic work we do amongst the fire services community, please visit our website. 
Please note: during the current pandemic, we are making all reasonable provision to protect our employees and have implemented a number of initiatives to support this. 
Our interview, new starter and employment practices all operate in accordance with the latest government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The closing date for this role is the 7th of March 2021. We reserve the right to close this role early should we receive sufficient applications to enable us to create our shortlist. As such, we would advise submitting your application early to avoid disappointment. 
The Charity is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. When recruiting our new team members, regardless of the role, we are looking for people who share our values to help us to achieve our strategic plan. 
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