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Crisis Response
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (over 7 days)
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
06/10/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist/Team Lead Physiotherapist

Band 7

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Band 7 Physiotherapist full time, 37.5 hours.


The Crisis Response Team, covering Central Manchester area, is looking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic band 7 Physiotherapist to lead, in conjunction with nurse and OT colleagues, a lively and dynamic multi-professional team comprising health, social services and independent sector staff. Crisis Response is a constantly evolving service so if you like change and challenges, this is the job for you.


As a Band 7 Physiotherapist lead,  it is an exciting time to be part of our continuing and progressive working environment that deals with ‘crisis’ on a daily basis, and where your clinical skillset will contribute to local residents remaining in their own homes and preventing unnecessary A&E attendances.

Our Crisis Response Service operates as a clinically led multi-disciplinary team comprising Advanced Practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, support workers, pharmacists and social care staff. The Service provides a 7-day, extended hours, urgent and timely response to referrals from the ambulance service, acute or primary care and other health or social care professionals. From this a rapid assessment and community intervention for up to 72 hours will support adults ‘in crisis’ with health or social care needs, at home.

As well as bringing your clinical skills to the team, you will be a champion of integrated community care. You will possess excellent leadership skills, be a strong team player, an excellent communicator, adaptable, committed, well organized and work well under pressure. You must be motivated, enthusiastic and have proven experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team and experience of working in the NHS. It would be desirable that you have experience of working in a rehabilitation/ community setting. Applicants must have a recognised Physiotherapy qualification and be eligible for HCPC Registration.

All staff must be able to travel around various community locations delivering care, so it is essential that applicants can travel independently within the local geographical area to meet the service needs. As the service operates 7 days per week, the position entails working weekends and late shifts on a rota basis.

For informal enquiries contact

Katie Jackson or Annette Stenson on 0161 2273096

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katie Jackson
Job title
Team Lead Nurse
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Telephone number
0161 2273096

If you have problems applying, contact

Parkway 1
Parkway Business Centre
MFT Recruitment Office
M14 7LU
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