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Band 7 Podiatrist posted by Ministry of Defence

Full Time

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Band 7 Podiatrist

Ministry of Defence

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 16th December 2019
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£37,570 - £43,772
pro rata


Band 7

Contract type


Business area

MOD - Joint Forces Command, Defence Medical Services

Type of role

Health Professionals

Working pattern


Number of posts



RRU, Mountain Division House, Redford Barracks, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PP

About the job


The Defence Medical Services provide full and varied healthcare support to entitled personnel and has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic part-time Podiatrist to work 8 hours a week at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh.

Job description

You will be responsible and accountable for:

• Providing a high standard outreach, regional based podiatry service, which will require travel.
• Planning and implementing the development of the podiatry service as required to meet demand.
• Evaluating the current need of the podiatry service and contracts within the region.
• Providing specialist podiatry advice/support to the RRU (Regional Rehabilitation Unit).

For further details please see the attached documents.


The primary duties of the role include, but are not limited to:

• Having professional and legal accountability to the Professional Body responsible for the registration of Podiatrists 'Standards of Practice, Health Professions Council Standards of Proficiency, Conduct, Performance and Ethics', Ministry of Defence (MoD) local policies and tort law in all aspects of practice.
• Formulating, developing and delivering a highly specialised individualised treatment programme based upon evidence-based practice; podiatry-based assessment and appropriate clinical reasoning. In liaison with the clinical specialist team.
• Performing highly skilled and specialised podiatry assessment and treatment including the provision of MOD approved orthotic appliances to patients referred the RRU. To use clinical reasoning skills to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis. To appropriately use highly specialist equipment.
• Liaising with other medical and health care professionals.
• Developing protocols to enhance the clinical development and efficacy of clinics and Special Interest Groups.
• Having effective communication with all other rehabilitation and Unit personnel and with external medical personnel from other agencies/units. Including receiving and providing complex/sensitive information.
• Providing highly specialised podiatry advice on patient care to health professional colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team (MDT); this may involve challenging or requesting changes to treatment programmes/care plans set by others within the MDT.


Degree in Podiatry plus postgraduate specialist training to Masters level or equivalent in clinical biomechanics. Relevant experience in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries or ortheopaedic conditions.


HPC Registration.

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
* NHSC1 – Communication
* NHSC4 – Service Improvement
* NHSC5 – Quality
* HWB6 - Assessment and Treatment Planning
* HWB7 - Interventions and Treatment
* NHSG5 - Services & Project Management



• Access to learning and development tailored to your role
• A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
• NHS pension

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Experience and Technical skills.
The sift will be conducted within 5 working days of the vacancy closing date.

Interviews will be held at RRU, Mountain Division House, Redford Barracks, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PP on a date to be confirmed.

Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Sharon Richie
Email : [Click here to apply]
Telephone : [Click here to apply]
Recruitment team :
Email : [Click here to apply]

Further information

Please see the attached Further Information Document.


Terms of Reference Opens in new window (pdf, 170kB)
Frequently Asked Questions Opens in new window (pdf, 465kB)
A Summary of Defence Medical Services and DMS Offer Statement Opens in new window (pdf, 155kB)
Further Information - External Opens in new window (pdf, 59kB)

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