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Physiotherapist for exciting, developing charity  

LEGS (Local Exercise Groups for Stroke)


An exciting opportunity to join a young charity as Lead Physio. To lead in delivering exercise and support sessions for people who have had a stroke. Currently based in Notting Hill, we are looking to expand to offer services throughout London and to develop sessions for people living with other neurological conditions.

Pay: £38-45k annually according to experience (pro rata)
Hours: 0.5FTE (potential to increase up to 1.0FTE and/or job-share in longer term). Hours flexible but must include Monday and Tuesday 11:00 -17:00.
Location: Clinical and office sites in west London. Administrative duties may be done from home.

LEGS (Local Exercise Groups for Stroke) is a registered charity providing physiotherapy led exercise and support groups for people who have had a stroke. LEGS was founded by a physiotherapist who recognised the need for affordable, accessible, long-term exercise options once NHS rehabilitation comes to an end. We have an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and pioneering physiotherapist to join our team. We are looking for someone with proven clinical expertise in neurological rehabilitation and with experience of group therapy, who is looking to bring their passion to a new challenge. The successful physiotherapist must be able to work independently and engage with the charity’s vision and evolving status. You will be responsible for running and developing our weekly sessions at our west London site and for leading our vision of creating new sessions in other venues throughout London, via collaborations with local authority leisure centres, other charities and exercise professionals. You will be supported clinically by the charity’s physiotherapist board members and administratively by our Head of Operations.

Clinical Responsibilities include:
● Providing advanced screening and 1:1 assessment for new participants joining the groups
● Delivering evidence-based circuit rehabilitation sessions, incorporating advanced adaptations and progressions to participants’ exercises in a group environment
● Designing and delivering the class discussion sessions, including structured information sessions, informal discussion and hosting external speakers
● Using advanced communication and teaching skills to facilitate long term self-management for group participants

Developmental/Managerial responsibilities include:
● Developing referral, assessment and notes systems using our online software
● Increasing our service provision to four sessions per week in our current site
● Developing and running at least one new session in a new site in collaboration with another charity
● Contributing to decisions on the direction of the charity including providing input on discussions about venues and strategy
● Being responsible for sourcing potential new venues, completing risk assessments and creating relationships with other relevant stakeholders

Skills and Experience Required/Desired
● BSc (Hons) degree in physiotherapy or diploma or equivalent
● HCPC registration for physiotherapy
● Evidence of post graduate professional development in neurological physiotherapy, eg MSc level modules or other post graduate courses
● Evidence of additional specialist knowledge acquired via pre or post graduate training within exercise rehabilitation/exercise prescription eg REPS 4 qualification or desire to work towards

Benefits of working with LEGS
● The opportunity to drive an innovative and exciting rehabilitation project forwards
● Working alongside a range of professionals in the private and charity sectors
● The flexibility to complete administrative work from home
● Job-share will be considered for the right candidates for a full-time role
● 35 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata)
● Annual leave can be negotiated flexibly including during school holidays if required

Full job description and person specification available
Closing date: Sunday 15th September at 11

Job Start Date:

Autumn 2019

Contract Type:

Job Share, Part-time, Permanent

Company Name:

LEGS (Local Exercise Groups for Stroke)

Contact Name:

Annys Fairweather

Contact Phone:

020 3894 4163

Job Applications are welcomed from:  Only applicants who already have full registration in: United Kingdom

Desired Minimum Post Grad. Experience: 5 yrs +

Contact Website:

www.legs.org.uk

Listed Date:

02-09-2019 sep Unique Listing Views: 61 sep Total Views: 151

Listing ID: 8165795

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