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Rehab Support Worker/Physiotherapy Assistant

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

Role Summary

Do you have a background as a personal trainer / fitness instructor or experience in Care or Rehabilitation? Are you looking to use your skills to make a difference to patients on their Rehabilitation journey? You’ll receive excellent training and development opportunities and be supported in our well-established, innovative and friendly MSK team.

You will have the opportunity to assist in providing Rehabilitation for adults with musculoskeletal problems. Treatments are carried out individually with patients and in groups; Hospital gyms and local Leisure Centres.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role

Rehabilitation sessions that you would support include:

  • graded exercise programs within the hospital gym and knee osteoarthritis, lower limb rehab, back fitness, tai chi classes at the local leisure centre.
  • You can gain experience in ordering equipment and administration relating to therapy activities.

You would be a team player who can make a difference to people’s lives. We will give you opportunities to train and develop your knowledge and skills in musculoskeletal Rehabilitation through induction, shadowing, clinical supervision, in-service training and peer support.

The post holder will need to be able to travel between the community hospital and the leisure centre. Whilst working in a team you will also gain autonomy; by managing your diary, carrying out follow up phone calls with patient’s, carers and families. You will be able to use your IT skills as we have electronic patient notes.

We will offer:

  • Supervision and support from experienced Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
  • Opportunities for career development / learning
  • Peer support
  • Opportunity to shadowing other teams / services

Working Pattern: 18.75 hours per week. 8:30 to 16:30 

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Emily Hawes Physiotherapy Team lead Exeter community MSK on 01392 405918 or email,

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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