First Community is rated Outstanding by CQC – making us one of the top 2% of organisations providing NHS care in the country.
Join a staff-owned social enterprise committed to providing first-rate care, through our first-rate people, offering first-rate value to our local community. We provide NHS Community services offering a friendly face with highly-rated, well run services, delivered by our skilled people.
First Community is a great place to work if you want to have a career where you feel supported to develop your potential.
First Community Health and Care is situated in the heart of the South East with excellent transportation links to the capital. We are a small and friendly organisation, with a range of therapy services working across a variety of clinical sites located in e.g. Redhill, Caterham, Horley and Oxted.
This post is attracting our Recruitment and Retention Premium. Please see below for further details.
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic HCPC registered Podiatrist to work within the field of Diabetes and High Risk footcare, at a Band 7 level. Full-time is preferred, but part-time would be considered.
You will be an active member of the Surrey and Sussex Multidisciplinary Footcare Team (MDFT) and provide leadership on the organisational and development of the outpatient element of the service. You will be guided by comprehensive policies and a supportive team, to assess, diagnose, develop and implement individual programmes of care for patients. Our patients present with a wide range of clinical needs, including acute and chronic neuropathies, chronic diseases, vascular problems and wound management.
You will have the opportunity to broaden your experience and work within a supportive and stimulating multidisciplinary service across both primary and secondary care. You will need to be an enthusiastic, flexible and an adaptive team player. You will communicate well with other team members and patients whilst being punctual, reliable and committed to providing a high-level of patient care.
First Community Health and Care offers you an opportunity to develop your clinical skills to promote patient-centred community and outpatient care.
For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Richard Edwards, Clinical Lead for Podiatry and Orthotic Services on Richard.Edwards9@nhs.net or Julia Windheuser, MSK Podiatrist Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.
Our preferred method of contact is by email. Please check your email regularly following the closing date.
Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.
Recruitment and Retention Premium
Recruitment and Retention Premium applies to the following posts:
Health Visitors, Paediatric Therapists, Audiologists, Continence Nurses, Identified areas for Band 5 & 6 Staff Nurses and District Nurses.
Successful applicants within the staff groups above will receive –
£1000 upon commencement (payable in your first months’ salary) then;
£1000 after 6 months service subject to satisfactory completion of your probationary period.
Do note that repayment clauses apply – and will be provided, as required to the relevant post holders.
Please note, due to high volumes of applicants, certain posts may close early. We recommend candidates apply early to avoid disappointment.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.
Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.