Skip to main content

Employer heading

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo
Please wait, loading

Advanced Research Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
317 Medical Physics 540000
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£40,057 - £45,839 pro rata per annum
Salary period
31/10/2021 23:59
Interview date

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic Research Physiotherapist with an interest in the wide ranging applications of gait and gait analysis to join the Newcastle Gait Analysis team based at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality in Newcastle upon Tyne. The role is for 37.5 hours per week on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

The post will involve developing and building relationships with other services within the Trust and the wider Northern region, assisting in raising the profile and the development of the gait analysis service. Working within a small highly specialist multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will, with assistance, prepare grant applications, service evaluations,  and research proposals and publications, to support the development of the gait lab’s research portfolio.

The post holder will also be supported to develop the skills required to use specialist motion capture technology and perform the clinical assessments required to undertake and interpret clinical 3D gait analysis data for paediatrics and adults.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical and research achievement and will have gained significant post registration experience at Band 6 / 7 level with paediatric and adult patient groups with diverse and complex presentations.

Although this vacancy is advertised as a full time post, we would consider applications from candidates who prefer to work on a part time basis.

Interview Date:- Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Veteran AwareStonewall Top 100 Employer 2020No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

If you would like to discuss the role further or arrange a visit to meet the team and see the gait lab please contact Jane Gilman, Gait Lab Lead Advanced Physiotherapist

Jane Gilman 0191 2823416