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Paediatric Band 5 Physiotherapist - Linden Lodge School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week

52 weeks per year or 42 weeks per year opportunities available 

Specialty/Function: Paediatrics

Our expanding therapy team is seeking a band 5 Paediatric Physiotherapist to support and work with our paediatric physiotherapy team here at Linden Lodge.

Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for children and young people aged 2 – 19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties and sensory impairment, including deaf-blindness, physical disability, and complex medical needs. 

We have the opportunity for a Band 5 Paediatric Physiotherapist, passionate developing in this specialist area, to join our team within the Special School setting. 

Our ideal candidate will be organized and proactive to meet the needs of a variety of students within the school. 

A good foundation of clinical knowledge and experience in paediatric care; gained within a hospital or community setting, is essential for this role.

You will be working with students with a range of sensory needs so a willingness and interest in learning and developing skills within this area are key requirements of the post holder.

You'll be working with a team supportive of colleagues committed to providing high quality therapy. We will support your development through a commitment to CPD and a protected training budget. The pay and conditions offered reflect NHS Agenda for Change & you can continue with your or start an NHS Pension fund within this post.

For those interested in a 42-week contract: Due to working in a school environment the working pattern reflects the school year with term time working, yet with 3 weeks to be worked within the 10 weeks of school holidays at a time that suits yourself and the service. To support flexibility of working, 10 days annual leave can also be taken within term time, yet the days would be worked back during the holidays.

Our staff wellbeing programme which includes:

    Employee Assistance programme

    A ring-fenced training budget for Therapy CPD

    Therapy development days

    Free local gym membership

    End of term staff awards

    Weekly art and Pilates classes 

If you would like to hear more about this exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing School Therapy team, please contact Harri Ashworth, Therapy Lead or Shannon Bengston, Physiotherapy Lead on 020 8788 0107 or by e-mail

Please see the job description and person specification to ensure you meet the requirements prior to application. 

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Closing Date for all applications: 26th February 2024
Shortlisting: 27th February 2024
Interview Date: 8th March 2024

Linden Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, an enhanced DBS will be required.

At Linden Lodge we recognise our people are a great strength, we consider the diverse talents they bring to our workforce and are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion.

We only accept applications from candidates directly. Please no agencies

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy in advance of the closing date if there is a good level of response. We recommend applicants submit applications as early as possible.  We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

CVs are not accepted.

Linden Lodge School
61 Princes Way,
SW19 6JB
Telephone: 020 8788 0107

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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