Physiotherapist – Paediatric Palliative Care

Employer Information

NI Hospice


T: 028 9078 1836


The Role

The post holder will be a member of the multidisciplinary palliative care team within the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. He/she will carry out all duties associated with the provision of therapy including the undertaking of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and review of children with life limiting or life-threatening conditions, many of whom will have associated complex healthcare needs. He/she will contribute to the development, supervision and governance of children’s palliative care physiotherapy. He/she will contribute and where appropriate lead on projects, teaching initiatives and research and will be responsible for their own personal and professional development through liaison with the Head/Deputy Head of Children’s Hospice Services, Care Team Manager and colleagues. He/she will take a lead role in the moving and handling training for care team staff and other staff groups as appropriate.

The Organisation

The Northern Ireland Hospice is a local charity offering specialist respite, symptom management and end of life palliative care to infants, children, and adults across Northern Ireland.

Physiotherapist – Paediatric Palliative Care

Band 6 (£33,706 – £40,588 pro rata)


15 hours per week (currently under review)

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, Horizon House, 18 O’Neill Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 6WB

Reports to:            
Head / Deputy Head of Children’s Hospice Services

What we offer:

  • Matching of key NHS Terms and Conditions including recognising NHS service and pension, aligning to NHS salary scales, annual leave and family friendly entitlements, for example, maternity
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement, starting at 27 days per year, which increases with service along with 10 Statutory days each year (pro rata for part time)
  • Award winning Family Friendly Organisation
  • Engaging on Employee Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Training and development opportunities including, European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) and Advanced Communication Skills Training
  • Comprehensive induction training programme
  • Various discount and salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Subsidised canteen

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Specification below. If you have any queries, please contact a member of the People & Organisational Development Team on 02890 781836.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29th May 2024 at 4pm (we recommend that applications are submitted at least 15 minutes prior to the closing time to ensure technical difficulties are not encountered).

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We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.


  • Permanent
  • Horizon House
  • Closing date: Wednesday 29 May 2024
  • Salary: £33706
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