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MSK Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Children

Band 7

Main area
MSK Therapy Services
Band 7
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Opportunities for weekend working)
Job ref
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum pro rata
Salary period
16/10/2022 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Job overview

We are looking for dynamic and highly skilled Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists, experienced in all aspects of childrens musculoskeletal management and is forward thinking with the skills to combine highly-specialist clinical practice with innovation. You will be committed to following best practice and the promotion of high-quality physiotherapy services. 

As a clinical leader you will have demonstrable leadership qualities and excellent communication and time management skills, with proven abilities to build networks across sites and disciplines. Through your knowledge of emerging clinical advances within the specialty, you will be expected to advise and inform strategic planning and future service development.

 The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. 

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates have an amazing opportunity develop a job plan to develop their skills further, working as an autonomous practitioner or collaboratively with other professions e.g., GPs, consultants, nurses and other AHPs to provide expert patient centred musculoskeletal care for people with highly specialised complex needs in a variety of care settings including 

  • Community childrens  outpatient physiotherapy service 
  • MSK community multi-disciplinary triage of self-referrals 
  • First contact practitioner within urgent primary care hubs, and minor injuries units 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide training, education, supervision and appraisal for staff and students within across all childrens musculoskeletal service delivery areas and as part of the role contribute to the development of professional practice and the transformation and evaluation of service delivery and support research and innovation agenda. In turn, they will be supported by a network of Clinical Lead physiotherapists, principal podiatrist, clinical sonographers (podiatry and physiotherapy), consultant physiotherapist, GP leads within primary care and consultant nurse responsible for minor injuries services. 

Working for our organisation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020.  Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration.
  • Advanced accredited training at masters level or equivalent
  • Accredited post graduate specialist courses/ training relevant to role
Desirable criteria
  • MSc within relevant specialty
  • Post-graduate qualification up to post grad diploma level in relevant area
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • IRMER Trained
  • Injection therapy qualification
  • Competency as non-medical referrer
  • Qualified sonographer
  • Relevant leadership courses/ qualifications


Essential criteria
  • Significant post-graduate experience relevant to specialty
  • Significant experience managing a complex caseload working within relevant specialty
  • Experience in multi-agency team working within specialist area
  • Evidence of supporting clinical governance requirements including codes of conduct
  • Leadership of relevant networks/ practice groups
  • Experience in audit and service evaluation
  • Experience in research
  • Experience in staff development including education
  • Experience in supervision
  • Experience in presenting to a range of audiences
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience of service planning and development across professional boundaries
  • Experience of post graduate teaching
  • Independent prescribing
  • Injection therapy qualification
  • Ezperience of requesting diagnostics


Essential criteria
  • Professional confidence & reliable attitude to work
  • Able to cope under pressure and adapt work patterns when the situation is unpredictable
  • Commitment, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Ability to maintain high levels of concentration, alertness and awareness in unpredictable environments
  • Ability to emotionally adapt and demonstrate empathy and negotiation skills
  • Adaptive team player with ability to motivate and respectful to others
  • Ability to set priorities and deliver and evaluate performance outcomes
  • Ability to reflect on own performance


Essential criteria
  • Requirement OR willingness to undertake further masters level training up to PGC level
  • Ability to travel and to work in a variety of sites based on need
  • Prepared to work flexibly to meet service needs
  • Available for weekend duties
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of appropriate special interest groups
  • Clear vision of role and commitment to specialty

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Sam Haworth-Booth
Job title
Therapy MSK Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01633 431630
Additional information

Anna Paterson, Operational Manager, Childrens Services


Chris Lloyd, Interim Physiotherapy Manager


Mark Knight-Davis, Consultant Physiotherapist