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Advanced Podiatrist

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Job summary

We are delighted to be recruiting, to 2 new band 7 posts based in York to expand our team of specialists working in high risk and wound care.

A new Wound Hub is being developed in York, through a collaboration between York Primary Care Network, York Teaching Hospitals and Harrogate and District NHS Trust with the aim of improving outcomes to patients with lower limb wounds.

The funding for one of the posts is through this development. The other is to initially provide cover Maternity leave, but is a permanent position and when the Podiatrist on Maternity leave returns in 2023 it will further increase the specialist capacity in line with the increasing complexity of the caseload.

We are aiming to recruit 2 full time or up to 4 part time Podiatrists to expand the team, working part of the week in the wound hub and part the in the Podiatry service both in community and acute setting including MDFT.

We will welcome applications from HCPC registered Podiatrists, who are looking for a step up from a band 6 post or a sideways move for existing band 7 into this specialist role.

Good diagnostic and clinical skills are essential, as well as good organisational and time management skills are critical to this role and you should have the ability to work on your own as well as part of a team.

The York team consists of 22 Podiatrists supported by 4 Assistants/apprentices and 4 Administration and Clerical staff and we provide service to 15 clinic locations in this area.

Main duties of the job

The role involves working with Diabetic and high risk ulcerated patients across a range of settings and providing support and leadership to community Podiatrists seeing patients with complex foot ulcerations in Domiciliary and Nursing home settings. To facilitate seamless care between community, wound hub and acute settings, including working in the MDT on a regular basis.

The role will be supported by the Principal Podiatrist for Diabetes and high risk, the Podiatry Professional Lead and York Podiatry team lead.

This post will work across York Hospital and community, based at White Cross Court, York, a purpose-built Podiatry facility, but the post holder may be expected to work at other locations, as such car driver or ability to travel is essential.

About us

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute/community trust providing a range of community services across the North East of England.

The Podiatry Service covers the majority of the 3000 square miles of North Yorkshire and York area employs around 65 Podiatrists and is provided from over 50 clinical locations.

The service is managed in 4 Locality based teams.

In addition, our "one service" model provides seamless care for patients with acute Diabetes and other high-risk complications into the MDFT in our own Hospital and under service level agreement into York, Scarborough, Northallerton and Malton Hospitals.

The Podiatry service is proactively increasing its research capacity with current involvement in a number of research projects with academic partners. In addition, we will support our staff to develop their own research interests, application for funding etc.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working with the support of the wider Podiatry team you will bring advanced clinical skills in the area of wound care and be responsible for delivering the support and seamless care between acute and community settings for this group of patients in the York team area.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Katharine Speak, Principal Podiatrist for Diabetes and High Risk at or

Robin Hull, Head of Podiatry at arrange a convenient time to speak on the phone

**This job advert will close as soon as a sufficient amount of applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if you are interested.**

Person Specification



  • MSc Degree
  • Post Graduate education to Masters or Masters Accredited Level in appropriate field.
  • Registered with HCPC


  • Leadership of Management training/qualification
  • Teaching Education Certificate
  • Training in the appropriate use of radiology and other investigations relating to Diabetes and High risk patients e.g. Ultra sound, x-ray



  • Evidence of project work, research, publications or lecturing
  • Evidence of clinical work at advanced level

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


White Cross Court

Wison Drive


YO31 8FT

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