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Physiotherapists help people of all ages affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

About the role

Physiotherapy takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment. Physiotherapy helps with pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, neurological conditions and in preparing for childbirth or sporting events.

If you are interested in a career in physiotherapy with the Trust, please join our talent register to keep up to date with any opportunities we have.

I love working with people, using my skills to support and rehabilitate them.

Avril, physiotherapist
Typical roles in physiotherapy
Entry level (bands 2 - 4)

Physiotherapy support worker

Physiotherapy assistant

Senior physiotherapy assistant / exercise instructor

Qualified practitioner (bands 5 - 7)


Specialist physiotherapist

Advanced physiotherapist/ team leader

Senior leadership (bands 8+)

Principal physiotherapist

Service Lead

Physiotherapy professional lead

What do we do?

Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:

• Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's)

• Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)

• Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)

• Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis).

Our promise to you

Our recruitment is person-centred. We're committed to keeping you informed at all stages and supporting you along the way.

You'll receive a first rate induction and access to a range of development programmes.

You’ll have access to our generous pension scheme, health service discounts and 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.

If you need a DBS check, we will pay for it, as well as your annual subscription fee for the DBS update service.

Within the Trust physiotherapists and support staff work in a variety of settings both within the community and inpatient wards. Depending on your role you will work in a variety of environments which may include the wards, a service user's home, outpatient clinics and within the community accessing a variety of resources.

Physiotherapists within the Trust work within mental health, learning disability and physical health settings.

My role can be difficult but also so rewarding, knowing I'm helping someone is priceless

What types of roles are available at the Trust?

Within the Trust, there are currently over 80 physiotherapists employed either in physiotherapy specific roles, or as team managers, clinical leads or physiotherapy/ AHP professional leads. There are also 50 staff employed who support physiotherapists.

Joining our talent register will enable you to keep up to date with any opportunities we have.

My role allows me to work in all sorts of different settings, such as the wards, a service users home, out-patient clinics and within the community.

John, Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy at the Trust

Physiotherapists are employed within various settings in the Trust: Working age adults (inpatients and community), older people's services, learning disability services (inpatient and community), neurological and stroke services (inpatient, outpatient and community) and musculoskeletal services including first contact practitioner roles in GP practices, children’s therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, occupational health, and community rehabilitations services.

Physiotherapists within these teams will assess the service users’ needs, develop a rehabilitation/care plan and review this plan as needed. Senior clinical staff can also be trained to prescribe medications and undertake injections.

Physiotherapists are required to keep up to date documentation and write reports on their assessments/recommendations. There are also opportunities for physiotherapists to be involved in research. Physiotherapists will supervise staff and students, influence service development and change and will be provided with supervision, appraisals, and training opportunities to support your development within your career.

Further information
Why join our team?
What does a physiotherapy assistant do?
What is the role of the senior physiotherapy assistant / exercise instructor?
What is the difference between a physiotherapist and a specialist physiotherapist?
What senior clinical roles are available at the Trust for physiotherapists?
AHP professional leadership