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Therapy Assistant

Band 3

Main area
Physiotherapy /Occupational Therapy
Band 3
Permanent: The post holder will be required to work a  1:5  weekend pattern  as part of their normal duty to support a 7 day service. Contribution to Bank Holiday working
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (will work 1:5 weekend roster as per 7 day service requirements. Contribution to Bank Holiday working)
Job ref
Castle Hill Hopaital
£22,816 - £24,336 PRO RATA
Salary period
31/05/2023 23:59

Job overview

Band 3 Therapy Assistant

Hull University Teaching Hospitals are seeking to recruit a Band 3 Therapy Assistant to join our diverse team of allied health professionals and support staff who work across a range of clinical specialties within an acute care setting. This post is within the  Medicine team at HRI, but the successful recruit may be required to work anywhere within the HUTH therapy service dependent on service needs. 

The post holders will work alongside colleagues to support the assessment of need across a range of clinical conditions which present with varying degrees of complexity. As a Therapy Assistant you will have direct input the treatment of patients who present within acute care, delivering evidence based interventions to facilitate recovery, promote well-being and optimise independent functioning as far as reasonably possible in all areas of life

We are seeking people who can adapt to changing environment and work well in a team. You will be expected to be an active member of the therapy and multi-disciplinary teams and strive to treat patients and colleagues with compassion, kindness and respect

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic team member to complement our Therapy Service at Hull Royal Infirmary working within the Medicine team.  Although there is a requirement to be able to work at any site and within any clinical area within the Trust.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic person to deliver interventions as a Therapy Assistant to provide support to Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in carrying out delegated duties. In addition, the post holder will assist in undertaking clerical and administrative duties directly related to patient care including mobility aids and clinical supplies.

A NVQ level 3 in Care or equivalent is a prerequisite of this post, as is the demonstrated achievement of therapy-specific competencies.

The post holder will be required to work a  1:5  weekend pattern  as part of their normal duty to support a 7 day service. Contribution to Bank holiday working is also required.

Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 in care or equivalent or evidence of completion of Band 2 Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech & Language Therapy competencies
Desirable criteria
  • n/a


Essential criteria
  • • Able to demonstrate recent experience working with patients/clients in a caring environment
  • • Able to demonstrate achievement of OT/PT assistant competencies
  • • Able to work alone and as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • • Recent experience as a Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • • Willingness to take instructions from personnel of all ages

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Cutts
Job title
Therapy Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Please speak to the Clinical Lead Therapists for further information about the role:

tel: 01482 674074