Physiotherapy Assistant

Job Details:

Salary:£20.27k – £21.32k per annum

Job overview

We’re looking for an exceptional individual interested in care and rehabilitation and we want to hear from you!  We’re a successful Trust with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical quality, patient care and staff experience.  The key to our success is simple:  our people.  Their experience, knowledge, passion and ideas are our greatest resource.  Your job, alongside your team colleagues, will be to deliver an excellent MSK/ Women’s and Men’s Health Out-Patient and Orthopaedic In-patient Physiotherapy service. You will be working with our current team to ensure our patients receive timely and expert assessment and rehabilitation.  With your energy and commitment to our public service, you’ll be able to make a huge difference.  We’re looking a dedicated individual, with caring and / or experience of rehabilitation who is keen to work with our current team to deliver excellent care.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Physiotherapy Assistant Team, you will support the team to deliver care for out-patients following musculoskeletal injuries/ orthopaedic surgery, by providing walking aids and motivation to actively participate in their rehabilitation and recovery, during exercise and hydrotherapy sessions. There is also the opportunity to work alongside our Women’s and Men’s Health Team, to deliver excellent post-natal care and our In-patient Orthopaedic Team, working with our patient’s immediately following Orthopaedic surgery. An important aspect of this role is your contribution to achieving high levels of Infection, Prevention and Control management, through shared house-keeping duties and stock ordering/ management.

Alongside other team members, you’ll embody our proud to CARE values to contribute to a truly inclusive workplace.  We’re not shy about celebrating our people at the Trust and taking them with us on our collaborative, system working journey, with our partners across the local area.  So, we want you to contribute to the Physiotherapy Service at our Trust.  Here’s a message from Sharon Wood, one of our Service & Professional Development Lead’s in Physiotherapy: “If you have experience of working in a caring role, a passion for rehabilitation or physiotherapy, and believe your motivation can help us work with our system partners to deliver the excellent Physiotherapy service our patients deserve, come and join us!  I’d love to welcome you in our team.”

Working for our organisation

We provide a full range of district general services including urgent and emergency care, specialist children’s services, maternity and community midwifery.  We also offer primary care through three GP practices with eight surgeries between them.  Our vision is exceptional care provided by exceptional people.  Our mission is to bring our people, communities and partners together- providing patient care we can all be proud of.  Your energy and participation will be critical to our success.  

We are firmly rooted in the founding principles of the NHS, and we have built on this by “Leading the Chesterfield Way”, and with our Proud to CARE values.  This means leading with care, openness, integrity and embedding an inclusive culture. We know that people have a life and responsibilities outside of work and we offer flexibility and a whole raft of support to care for your physical and mental wellbeing.  This role is hugely important to us and we look forward to hearing from you. 

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details.

For further information, please contact Sharon Wood, Physiotherapy Service and Professional Development Lead, Tel: View phone number on or email: View email address on

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached job description and personal specification, for all information on job duties and responsibilities.

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • Educated to GCSE standard (or equivalent level,) to include Maths and English at grade C/level 4 or above.


Desirable criteria
  • •Experience working in a team supporting the care/rehab of people with illness/disability.
  • •Periods of stable employment

Skill and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • •Ability to work with others in a team environment
  • •Good time management skills.
  • •Able to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of people with neurological diseases.
  • •Demonstrates an understanding of the requirements of this role.
  • •Awareness of confidentiality issues in relation to healthcare
  • •Responsibility in previous posts
  • •Basic IT skills

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • •Professional appearance at work
  • •Professional approach to work
  • •Willingness to work flexibly in order to undertake a variety of tasks in a timely manner as necessary.
  • •Well-developed social skills
  • •Excellent communication skills

Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates trusts care values

Flexible Working

If you’re looking for flexible or predictable working arrangements, please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate this. If it works for our service and patients, we will do our best to make it work for you.

COVID19 Vaccination

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring the safety of all our staff and patients therefore encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated against COVID19 as this remains the best line of defence against the virus.

UK Points-based immigration system

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.  Please note that from 1 January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route.  Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Work in the UK – GOV.UK (

It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form.  Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.  Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants – GOV.UK (

Suppose you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care. In that case, you may be  eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead, which is cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge.


Communications throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

If you require any support in completing the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Support Services team on View phone number on and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Please see the attached documents and links about working for Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In particular, the general conditions of employment and benefits of working for the trust.

This role is part of the integrated health and social care community across Derbyshire, where there are many opportunities to work across different locations and providers to develop new and different skills. Whilst this role is initially based in Chesterfield, there may be future opportunities to be based at different locations within the health and social care community, which we may talk to you about in the future.

Job Category: Health
Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: England

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