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Community Physiotherapist

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

Role Summary

Would you like to join a friendly, dynamic & supportive service with scope to work within Exeter Community Rehab (ECR), Neuro Rehab and Urgent Community Response (UCR) based in one hub in Central & East Exeter? We are seeking a Physiotherapist to join our team.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

We aim to provide high quality care to maximise independence and quality of life at home through a strength-based approach. This is completed within a supportive network of experienced Therapists offering a structured induction, time to shadow other Community teams, peer support groups and opportunities for career development.

The focus of rehabilitation is paramount to patients which we are proud to support through; individual patient assessments/treatments and rehabilitation groups for strength, balance and Neurological conditions. We provide a variety of settings for patient treatments including within their own homes, care homes and gym spaces (NHS and Leisure Centres). In addition, we carry out virtual assessments and treatments facilitating the plan for the NHS digital transformation.

We are also supporting the National Ageing Well Agenda within the NHS Long Term Plan and this provides you with the chance to be at the forefront of change within Exeter.

Our teams provide a fantastic working environment according to staff across the teams:

“It is a friendly supportive team environment.”

“It is an amazing team environment where everyone looks after each other.”

“Everyone is happy to share knowledge and skills. There is a real feeling of comradery as well as flexibility within the team.”

Feedback from recent patient surveys also highlighted that the majority of patient’s would be extremely likely to recommend our service to their family or their friends. 

Your caseload involves a variety of patients to be seen, including and not exclusively:

  • Working with patients with longer term conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Trauma, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Moving and handling including equipment prescription
  • Patients in Short Term Rehabilitation Beds within Residential and Nursing Homes

The successful candidate will be an autonomous practitioner who is confident with lone working. You will require excellent communication skills, with the ability to prioritise, problem solve and be a team player who is adaptable to change.

Please feel free to contact us if you require any more information, you would be more than welcome to have a walk around the site and team at any stage of your application. Please note that if applying for a secondment, you will require your line managers approval to release you from their team. We look forward to reading your application.

Working Pattern: 34 hours per week. This can be worked either over 4 or 5 days.

The UCR function covers 8am - 8pm across 7 day working and provides a 2 hour response to admission avoidance patients within the Community, as well as continuing with the discharge to assess pathway. This post holder would be required to work on a rota basis within these hours.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Ben Elliott - Physiotherapy Team Lead on 01392 465666 or via email:

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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