Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Job overview

We are offering this excellent opportunity for a motivated BSc qualified and HCPC registered Band 6 podiatrist to join our community team. We welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified clinicians who have the skills and confidence to rise to the challenge of the role.

In the NHS we are reminded everyday of how important life is, and to be able to work flexibly without sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for you, our patients and us. We will consider part time applicants or those keen to work flexibly. 

Oxfordshire Podiatry services offer care to an increasingly interesting caseload who suffer from metabolic, vascular, or neurological disorders

Main duties of the job

You, with support and supervision, will provide high quality treatments for patients referred into the service for assessment and intervention.

This will include:

  • High Risk and At-Risk routine care
  • Wound/ulcer care
  • Individual treatment plans
  • Referral for further investigation (Imaging, vascular, antibiotics, bloods etc)
  • Offloading techniques
  • Nail Surgery
  • Working for our organisation

    Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust are one of the best performing trusts in the country with a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We strive for success ensuring our core values of being C aring, S afe and E xcellent are at the forefront of what we do ensuring we deliver high standards of care.

    Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance (9- & 8-day fortnight patterns, part time etc)
  • Annual leave Annual leave 27 days for new starters including bank holidays increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing benefits (including confidential employee assistance programme)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new lease car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Competency based training/mentorship
  • Access to the training budget/study leave/post graduate education
  • Dedicated time for CDP and Personal Development Reviews
  • Preceptorship for newly qualified staff
  • IRMER training
  • Placements within the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism centre, vascular and inpatient podiatry team
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    This post is based in Witney although the post holder may on occasion be required to work at clinics, visit patients in their own homes and attend meetings or training across the wider county. Applicants must have a full valid driving licence and have access to a car for work. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010.

    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    Please refer to further details in the job description & person specification.

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • BSc Podiatry (or diploma in Podiatric Medicine with equivalent experience)
  • HCPC registration with local anaesthetic annotation
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Desirable criteria

  • Relevant postgraduate certificates or postgraduate diploma (or to be achieved within agreed timescale)
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Accurate assessment, testing and diagnosis of complex foot pathologies within the specialist eligibility criteria of the service and field of practice
  • Evidence of treatment planning/patient management
  • Effective communication and partnership working with patients/the general public, especially in respect of foot health education
  • Working with other health care professionals
  • Desirable criteria

  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to CPD
  • Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Good team worker
  • Information technology literate
  • Teaching/training of colleagues/students/health care professionals/patients/public
  • Good communication skills
  • Car Driver able to travel around a wide geographical area
  • Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Employer certification / accreditation badges