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Specialist Physiotherapist: Living with and Beyond Cancer

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

Role Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled, experienced Physiotherapist to join the Physiotherapy Team at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Eastern Services). This is a 2 year, fixed term, 22.5 hours/week position.

The post-holder is responsible for providing clinical expertise to patients attending the Living with and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) service delivered by the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Caseloads will consist of patients who are attending the Haematology and Oncology clinics and will require expert assessment and physiotherapeutic interventions. The provision of respiratory treatment and advice will be essential, alongside supporting symptoms of pain, mobility, fatigue and advice on community services and local support.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

This post will report to the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, and will be an integral part of the LWBC team providing specialist knowledge and teaching to the therapy staff and wider as required. There will be close liaison with the multi-disciplinary teams in both the acute service and the community. An understanding of community services, 3rd sector and other voluntary organisations will be required. There will also be the opportunity to support the inpatient wards when the service requires.

The post-holder is responsible for their own workload within the LWBC designated clinical area on a day-to-day basis which will involve supporting clinics, deliver pre-hab and telephone triage and be flexible to follow up patients if required. There will be an expectation to support the inpatient wards when the service requires. The post-holder must be able to drive and have access to a road-worthy vehicle and be able to work on the wards within the Trust at weekends on a rota basis (approximate frequency is 1 day every 6 weekends).

Working Pattern: 08:15 - 16:30 (Mondays and Fridays are essential working days)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Rob Wickins, Head of Acute Physiotherapy on 01392 402487 /

This is a fixed term contract for 2 years. 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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