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Salary: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum + Generous holidays, Pension
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Winsley, Wiltshire
Posted date: Thursday 25 January 2024
Closing date: Thursday 15 February 2024
Start date: ASAP
Applications for this vacancy have now closed

Dorothy House is seeking an experienced Physiotherapist to work as an integrated member of the multidisciplinary team to provide practical and emotional support to patients, their families and carers.

We're here for anyone in our community who's facing a life-limiting illness. Using our full breadth of service, we create individual care journeys which start at diagnosis and continue with bereavement support for family, carers and children.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST | Band 6 £35,392 - 42,618 per annum (pro rata)

Are you a forward thinking and dynamic Registered Chartered Physiotherapist who wants to be part of a team who are taking the next step into research to support practice? If so then we have the job for you!

As well as managing a caseload of patients to provide an assessment of needs and formulating care plans; you will provide professional leadership and line management to other members of the team. You will participate in clinical supervision, teach self-care techniques and Physiotherapy interventions to patients, their families and carers, and will work closely with other members of the Therapies Team as well as external agencies to ensure patients and families receive a 'joined up' service which meets their needs.

See our full detailed Job Description on our website for more information.


This is a Part Time position. You will be contracted to work 30 hours per week over 4 days.

This role will be based both at our Dorothy House Hospice in Winsley, as well as include visiting patients at their homes in the community, and community clinics.


Essential requirements:

  • Qualification as a Registered Chartered Physiotherapist and a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development
  • Can demonstrate extended scope practice / willingness to take part in post graduate training e.g. acupuncture
  • Able to show empathy and present a calm, courteous and compassionate manner
  • Can demonstrate knowledge an understanding of Palliative Care.
  • Experience in assessing complex physical conditions
  • To demonstrate ability to use own initiative and manage one's own time and caseload
  • Knowledge and experience following safeguarding procedures
  • Can demonstrate experience engaging with MDT and/or external organisations.
  • Ability to record and document practice clearly and concisely.

Desirable requirements:

  • To have experience of working in the community
  • To have experience of supervising and mentoring junior staff and students
  • Experience of providing education and training
  • Experience of working with volunteers


Dorothy House is an incredible place to work, these are just a few of our benefits that we offer to our staff:

  • Generous holiday allowance for all roles, increasing with length of service
  • Fantastic refer a friend scheme
  • Excellent industry leading training and development programmes with many career development opportunities
  • Pension with Life Assurance
  • Travel and parking - We offer 45p per mile for work travel. There is unlimited free parking in Winsley.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Counselling and Mindful Employer Charter - providing our staff with information, advice and support for those experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health conditions.
  • Simply Health - Providing insurance against certain everyday healthcare costs such as dental and optical treatments.

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we'd love to see your application.


Interviews for this role are aiming to be held the end of February.

Please note that our vacancies can close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. We therefore encourage early submission of your application.


Required skills for this position

At Dorothy House, the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity are central to our work as an outstanding care provider and employer. They are inherent in our values where we care, we connect and we create. We recognise the diversity of the people who deliver our services and the people who receive them. We believe that by building a diverse workforce, underpinned by a culture of respect, we will create an environment where everyone will have access to receive outstanding care and support from Dorothy House, regardless of characteristic.

Our 2021 Services Review identified how we need to work differently to achieve our strategic mission to ensure that “everyone has access to outstanding palliative and end of life care” and has presented us with an opportunity to improve on the “community development” work of the past and engage differently with our communities for the benefit of our patients, carers and families. Put another way, this is our moment ‘to do things differently’ and we are embracing this through Asset Based Community Development. We expect all staff to embrace this strategy and we will provide training accordingly.

What happens next

Step 1

Your application will be processed. One of the team from Dorothy House may contact you to discuss your application further

Step 2

If selected, you will be invited to attend an interview

Step 3

We will keep you informed of the progress of your application throughout the selection process

Elaine Kynaston - healthcare professional talking with patient
Every day is different and challenging, and I feel privileged to be let into the lives and homes of our patients

Elaine Kynaston, Dorothy House carer

Dorothy House is at the end of a phone whenever you need advice or reassurance. There’s just something about all the staff – they’re so approachable.

Angela Selman, DH patient, 2022

I was a Hospice at Home carer for thirty years. I think we all feel privileged to do it. It’s an honour to be with people at the very end of life.

Maggie Matthews, Dorothy House carer

I cannot put into words what a difference your carers made at such a dark time, and I will always be truly grateful.

Family of a patient, 2021

Anyone who works for Dorothy House is passionate about what we do. We’re like a family –we agree on our values and our mission and that comes through more than anything

Sue Spanswick, Dorothy House carer

It sounds a cliché, but every day really is totally different and I get to work with some amazing people

Debbie Russell, Mobile Deputy Shop Manager

I really wanted to work for Dorothy house after seeing first-hand the quality of care they provided. I applied for hospice at home carer role, and was thrilled to be offered a position.

Julia Harper, Dorothy House carer

My role at Dorothy House feels more meaningful than any of my previous corporate experience. Things here really matter, and it is so rewarding playing my part in helping us be there for patients and families

Rhiannon Eveleigh, Corporate Communications, 2022

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