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Paediatric Physiotherapist

A leading special education school in South London is now looking for a Paediatric Physiotherapist to join their multidisciplinary therapies team, supporting a holistic service for pupils with sensory, learning, and physical disabilities.

This specialist school provides excellent education and wider learning opportunities for children aged 2-19 years with vision or multiple sensory impairments, with and without additional disabilities and medical needs such as epilepsy and joint hypermobility.

The school also has an “Outstanding”-rated residential provision for up to 24 boarders, supporting pupils to make friends, explore new interests, and develop important life skills outside of the classroom.

As a Paediatric Physiotherapist, you will join an integrated team of physio-, occupational and speech therapy professionals in delivering high quality, targeted paediatric interventions.

Making full use of the school’s extensive resources, you will enable pupils to improve their gross and fine motor skills, become more independent, and gain the self-confidence to thrive.

You will benefit from strong clinical leadership, peer support, and ring-fenced opportunities for CPD and further training in your role, with the opportunity to contribute to and support ongoing service development.

The school will also honour the NHS Pension Scheme and any annual leave enhancements from service within the NHS.

This is a permanent, full-time (37.5h) role for a Paediatric Physiotherapist.

Options are available for a 52-week or a term-time (42-week) position; flexible working options can also be discussed.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) HCPC registration as a Physiotherapist
  • (Essential) At least 2 years’ post-registration experience in paediatrics, ideally including therapies supporting neurological conditions and co-morbidities
  • (Desirable) Post-registration experience within a school setting (mainstream or SEN)
  • (Desirable) Experience with clinical supervision and mentoring of junior team members
  • (Desirable) Additional postgraduate training in hydrotherapy, rebound therapy, treadmill training, orthotic prescriptions, or other relevant intervention(s)


Benefits / enhancements include:

  • Personalised induction programme
  • Positive and supportive team environment
  • Further learning and development support with protected team CPD budget
  • Free local gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Option to continue/start NHS Pension Scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Visa sponsorship can be accommodated for practitioners with relevant UK-based experience