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Physiotherapist - Band 5

Main area
Clinical Support Services
37.5 hours per week
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Coventry and Rugby
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
30/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 


Job role: Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist (37.5hrs)

Area of work: Rotational cross site (Coventry and Rugby)

Thank you for talking an interest in applying to the UHCW therapy department. We are seeking motivated, determined and enthusiastic individuals to join our growing therapy team. UHCW Therapy department is a forward thinking innovative department working within a dual site large acute trust.  As a trust we have many regional specialities including Major trauma, Cardiothoracics and Neurosciences. UHCW NHS Trust strives to achieve the following working principles: we aim to Care, Achieve and Innovate.  If you feel this sounds like you, we would be excited to hear from you.

About us

We are looking to recruit Band 5 Physiotherapists to join our cross site rotational programme.  Core rotations included within this are: Medicine, Surgery, Stroke, Elderly rehab, Orthopaedics, MSK Outpatients, General Critical Care, Cardiothoracics, Neurosciences, Neuro Rehab and Gerontology.      

Successful applicants will be working full time and, following training, will be expected to participate in respiratory on call/weekend shifts and possibly in rotational weekend working. Although weekend working is expected for this job role, as a department we strive to maintain flexible working patterns where able.   

Within this role you will also be offered rotation specific in service training and clinical supervision in line with HCPC CPD requirements. There are opportunities within the department for future professional development including static job roles and secondments.

Why work in Coventry

Coventry is a city famous for its hard work, perseverance and innovation.  It is situated in the heart of the West Midlands; the city has exceptional commuter routes and boasts excellent rail links between London and Birmingham. It is an up and coming city with good leisure activities and an enticing night life as well as many famous sporting teams including Coventry City FC and Wasps Rugby Union team.

Coventry and the surrounding areas have undergone massive redevelopment in recent years leading to many options for relocation not just within the city limits but also in the surrounding areas of Rugby, Nuneaton, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa, all of which can be accessed by car from the Walsgrave hospital site within 30 minutes.

Coventry is a city looking to the future and has recently been nominated as the UK’s city of culture for 2021, around the city of culture bid there will be a number of ongoing activities leading up to the date for more information on this see the city of culture website.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

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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

If you are keen to become part of our therapy team at UHCW NHS Trust please complete the application form on NHS jobs.

If you would like further information or would like to arrange an informal visit you can email us on Alternatively contact Di Hawtin (Rugby) 01788 663053 or Morag Clarke (Coventry) on 02476 96 5034.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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