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Team Lead - Podiatry

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5hours per week)
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Westmorland General Hospital
£38,890 to £44,503 pro rata per annum
29/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Due to the retirement of the current post holder we are delighted to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious individual to join our Podiatry Service in the role of Band 7 Podiatry Team Lead. If you are the type of health professional who truly has the patient at the heart of everything you do and you want to work in a Trust that shares your values, then this might just be the perfect role for you.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust (UHMBT) wants to provide sustainable high quality medical services that fit with the Better Care Together integrated model of care – high quality specialist hospital services wrapping around community based teams to deliver responsive specialist expertise within both acute hospital and community settings and helping to keep people well and to manage their long term conditions closer to home.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will Lead a team responsible for delivering a high quality, accessible and timely evidence based clinical pathway for patients across Morecambe Bay.  You will need to be an excellent communicator, able to work independently and confidently and possess highly developed organisational skills. You will hold responsibility for the development and implementation of service innovations, involving collaboration with the wider healthcare community.

Previously The service  consisted of 2 separate teams which have come together via a TUPE transfer. The service has recently agreed a new single service specification with the Commissioners, bringing equitable access to Podiatry services across Morecambe Bay. The successful applicant will be instrumental in aligning the 2 Teams and developing a single service ethos. Base can be negotiated at interview. 


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and   Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of 
community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice,                                Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and 
Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full 
Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an 
Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of
non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including 
outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery.
In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Podiatric Medicine
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of related post grad education in related areas
Desirable criteria
  • People management skills training
  • Previous management courses
  • Advanced Communication skills
  • Member of the College of Podiatry


Essential criteria
  • Post-graduate NHS work experience including experience of community and acute settings
  • Experience of managing a service and people management
  • experience of management of change process
  • Demonstration of evidence based practice and awareness of clinical governance
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team and liaison with other health care professionals
Desirable criteria
  • Previous senior leadership position in podiatry

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle difficult emotional situations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organisational skills, time management, negotiating and decision making
  • IT skills
  • Ability to provide professional and clinical leadership

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Must be able to travel to meet the needs of the service
  • Flexibility and commitment to the job
  • Good interpersonal skills - effective listening/speaking skills appropriate to the needs of the recipient; communicating complex information
  • Approachable - demonstrating a friendly and open manner that facilitates communication
  • Enthusiastic positive attitude - flexible approach to changing requirements to meet service needs
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sue Clarke
Job title
Clinical service Manager
Email address
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Additional information

Frances Counsell

Team Lead Podiatrist