Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist- CTC

The closing date is 28th Feb 2024

Job summary

Are you looking to develop your clinical & leadership skills within the largest provider of community children's therapy? We pride ourselves on being ahead of the game & creating a dynamic and responsive service to meet the needs of children with physical needs.

We are looking for a pro-active physiotherapist with a broad range of experience of working with infants & children with highly complex needs. The successful candidate will join an integrated therapy team working in partnership with families/other health professionals/education/social care agencies. As part of a multi-disciplinary & multiagency team, you will provide services for children with complex/highly complex conditions who may also have co-conditions including developmental delay, neurological & neuromuscular difficulties.

2 roles on offer -either
1. Hydrotherapy Clinical lead - providing highly specialist clinical practice, education & coordination of the service.
2. Clinical Team coordinator - to manage functions to include team support, supervision/performance management, recruitment, appraisals, leading team meetings.

Based in the East locality of Solent NHS & would be required to work directly with children/families in a variety of settings - clinic/education/home.

Hours can be full time or Part time (min 22.5 hours).

If you would like to visit the team/have an informal chat please call Carol Quint, Children's Therapy Operational Manager 03001236628/07721211922.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

To be a source of specialist knowledge and provide a highly specialist Children's Therapy Service to children and young people on the caseload with complex needs.

Pathway lead - To provide a lead role across the Service & Trust for a Clinical Pathway, working with Locality Leads and other Clinical Pathway Leads, providing clinical leadership, driving forward service development, maintaining standards and ensuring the provision of up-to-date evidence-based care.


Clinical team coordinator - operationally manage and develop integrated working with locality service -- as per pathways and SOPs. Management functions to include team support, supervision and performance management, recruitment, appraisals, leading team meetings.

To work as an autonomous practitioner, in collaboration with health, education staff, children/young people and their parents, to deliver integrated specialised packages of care to children with complex speech, language and communication difficulties.

To support the Locality Lead in the day-to-day management and development of staff based within the locality, deputising when required.

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defense against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



BSC Hons degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent.

Registered member of the Health Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Driving licence.

Evidence of attendance on specialist courses and maintenance of CPD.

Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups.

Evidence of education / advanced training at Master degree level.



Experience of working independently, as a Physiotherapist, with children.

Experience of working with a broad range of paediatric clinical impairments and disorders.

Experience of clinical supervision of students and others.

Experience of developing and delivering training.

Experience of staff supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Carol Quint 



Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 7 


£43742.00  to £50056.00 Yearly



Working pattern

Part-Time, Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number


Job locations

Battenburg Avenue Clinic 
Battenburg Avenue 
PO2 0TA 


This vacancy is closed to applications.