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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Band 6

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Closing date: 3 December 2023
Interview date: to be confirmed
Location: Selly Park 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent 
Salary: Clinical Band 6, £35,392 – £42,618 per year (pro rata for part-time)

Our Specialist Therapists ensure care and support is provided using a collaborative and holistic approach for each individual patient and their family or carers. 

Using their expert knowledge and skills, our team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Support Workers provide a range of services for people within our Inpatient Units, Living Well Centres and within patients’ own homes to promote and support physical function, independence and wellbeing.

If you want the opportunity to make a difference to patients with a terminal diagnosis and would like to work in an innovative and supportive team, we would love to hear from you.

The main purpose of this role is to provide physiotherapy input, as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team, for patients referred for specialist palliative and end of life care.  You will be responsible for planning and delivering holistic care to patients, their families and carers on the physiotherapy caseload, both in the community and at the hospice.  You will provide evidence-based physiotherapy interventions to patients following the HCPC clinical standards of care and CSP profession al Codes of Conduct.

The successful candidate will receive day-to-day managerial and professional support from a team of experienced Palliative Care Therapists.

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Amy Byfield; or Louise Tipson;


  • You will have an honours degree level or equivalent in physiotherapy and be registered with the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC), and be a member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • You will have significant postgraduate experience, working with a variety of patients in different physiotherapy specialities
  • You will be patient focussed and passionate about holistic care for the palliative patient. Ideally,  you will have experience in this field or transferrable skills that can be utilised for this specialist role.
  • Preferably have attained advanced communication (certificate) and excellent interpersonal skills and can work flexibly as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • A driver’s licence and access to a car for work purposes is essential to this role.

You can download the Job Description/Person Specification, an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking on the links below.  Please return completed forms to

Please note that candidates must complete and return an application form, we are unable to accept CV applications.

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Band 6 – Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

“Making a significant difference to someone’s quality of life even in their last few months or weeks is an element of the job that provides me with a great deal of satisfaction.”

Andy, who works as a Physiotherapist, joined the hospice after many years as a practitioner.

Having worked in a variety of settings including acute hospitals, GP surgeries, sport, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Andy felt ready for a change. Before even applying for the job, he came in to meet the friendly team, which completely swayed his decision to apply.

The variety of each day is what Andy enjoys most about the role, as well as the chance to constantly improve his knowledge and skills by working with an experienced specialist team.

He said: “Making a significant difference to someone’s quality of life even in their last few months or weeks is an element of the job that provides me with a great deal of satisfaction.”

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.

Colleague benefits
  • Once established you may have the opportunity to work with our partner hospices.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free tea, coffee and toast.
  • We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including those with caring responsibilities – while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.
  • Birmingham Hospice is committed to colleague development as an ongoing professional requirement and consider this a priority.
  • For individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.
  • A supportive work environment, with a focus on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free emotional, health and financial support.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do as we continue in our mission to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.