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Deputy Physiotherapy Services Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Physiotherapy Management
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
20/07/2018 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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We have an exciting opportunity for a forward thinking, innovative Deputy Physiotherapy Services Manager to support the Physiotherapy services manager to provide professional and managerial leadership to a large team, consisting of 122 whole time equivalent Physiotherapists and support workers within a busy clinically led acute NHS Foundation Trust.

The Physiotherapy service is subdivided into 5 clinical units, each actively led by a Physiotherapy Service Lead. These services provided support a wide range of specialties across the hospital. Our staff are committed to developing both themselves and the services they provide, in order to deliver high quality care, and are actively engaged in research and improvement activities.

You will be required to work closely with the Occupational Therapy Services Manager and deputy services manager to develop services collaboratively and innovatively in the departments journey from ‘Good to Great’


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a beautiful, purpose built, modern hospital with bright and airy atriums flooding the building with beautiful Norfolk sunshine. In a recent survey, 97% of friends and family would recommend NNUH to a family member; this is a direct result of our 7500 strong multi-disciplinary workforce working together in a constant effort to improve patient care. There is an onsite Nursery available and access to staff benefit schemes like the cycle to work schemes. There are established staff cycling and running clubs and a staff choir.

Why Norwich

Norwich is a small city with all the attractions you would expect in a city but with the exception that that everything is almost within walking distance. There is a strong sense of community and local identity in Norwich despite being less than 2 hours from London. There are excellent transport links to London. In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job. There are excellent options for shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling all reasons the Guardian ranked Norwich as the best city to work in. There is easy access to the North Norfolk Coast and abundant nature walks and boating on the lovely Norfolk broads.

As post holder you will : 

  • be Deputy Physiotherapy Services Manager, acting in accordance with the job description for the Physiotherapy Services Manager in their absence
  • operating in the best interest of the service, it’s staff and patients, making decisions as required
  • have delegated responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the service at these times.
  • support the Service Leads in the planning, development, coordination, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of physiotherapy across the service
  • be the lead managing Physiotherapy related flow issues within the hospital working in collaboration with the OT deputy services manager and the Site team/discharge hub.
  • support the Physiotherapy Services Manager in the development and implementation of strategic direction for physiotherapy services.
  • work with the Physiotherapy Services Manager and Service Operational Manager to develop and submit business cases for resources and service developments for Physiotherapy and to be actively involved in the ongoing negotiation of these.
  • have responsibility for aspects of Clinical Governance compliance and assurance related to the Physiotherapy Service.
  • be accountable for staff and patient safety when delivering Physiotherapy Services within NNHUFT or other locations. On non-Trust sites this will be in collaboration with relevant personnel on those sites.
  • assist the Physiotherapy services manager deliver a balanced budget and financial viability for the Physiotherapy budget.
  • lead on the profession specific strategic service development in line with the Trust strategy.
  • assist in promoting and developing the culture of a learning organisation, that is fully committed to providing excellence in both health and patient care and to providing continuous improvement and innovation.

Hours of work : Full time - 37.5 hours per week.

There is an expectation of flexibility within the working pattern to meet Trust requirements

Opening Date for Applications: 3rd July 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 20th July 2018

Interview date : Monday 6th August 2018


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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

Fotoula Blias - Therapeutic Services Operational Manager

tel : 01603 289467

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If you have problems applying, contact

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