Physiotherapy Assistant (In-residency)

£10.00 - £10.15 per hr (£12.50 - £12.69 weekends) rising to £10.50 - £10.66 per hour (£13.13 - £13.32 weekends) from January 2022
Role type:
Full Time, Part Time, All Year Post, Term-Time Only
44 hours per week / 39 weeks, 16 hrs per week / 52 weeks and 37 hours per week / 52 weeks
Contract type:
Term-time and All year posts available
Cheltenham, Ullenwood
Closing Date:
Job Details:

National Star College is a specialist further education college for young adults aged 16-25 years with complex physical and learning disabilities.  Our staff team is a community of people dedicated to supporting our students to achieve their aspirations.

We have just agreed a salary increase of 5% across all our jobs from January 2022 to recognise the commitment and dedication of our staff.

All new staff joining National Star will also be eligible to receive a welcome bonus of up to £250 (pro-rata) upon successful completion of their probation.

Due to the growth in provision, National Star have an exciting new opportunity within the organisation for additional In-residency Physiotherapy Assistants.

As an in-residency Physiotherapy Assistant you will work within our outstanding residential facilities supporting students with disabilities to complete their physiotherapy programmes. The role is dynamic and varied, with you working in education, therapy and residency. You will receive training from Physiotherapy Specialists and ongoing mentoring to enable you to develop you knowledge and understanding and therefore best support the learners. In addition, you will work alongside colleagues in residential services being an active team member with involvement in all areas of student care and support.

The successful candidate will be flexible, adaptable, confident, proactive and creative with 2 years previous experience of working with clients with physical and associated disabilities or 1 year as a Physiotherapy Assistant.

Whilst we may require some flexibility according to the needs of our students we have the following hours available:

Full time (37 hours a week /52 weeks a year) based in central Cheltenham  

Full time (term time only – 44 hours a week / 39 weeks a year) and Part time (16 hours a week / 52 weeks a year) based in Ullenwood, on the outskirts of Cheltenham

Please state your preference on your application. Please note that the positions includes early morning, day and evening shift working (including some weekends) which will be included in your rota.

The salary for this role is £10.00 - £10.15 per hr (£12.50 - £12.69 weekends) rising to £10.50 - £10.66 per hour (£13.13 - £13.32 weekends) from January 2022

Who are we?

We’re a growing charity with more than 1,100 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

Our charity runs a specialist independent college for residential and day learners with complex disabilities in Gloucestershire (near Cheltenham) and two further day colleges in Hereford and Wales. We also run supported internships and traineeships, travel training and work in partnership with charities and other organisations across the UK.

We also provide high quality residential long-term living accommodation for young people with disabilities in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Hereford and Malvern.

Our mission is clear and shared by those who work as part of our team. We are committed to playing our part in ensuring that people with disabilities can achieve their potential as equal and active citizens in control of their own lives.


Why work at National Star?

The National Star staff team is a community of people dedicated to supporting people with complex disabilities to achieve their aspirations.

Seeing the achievements and progress made by students and residents is highly motivating, whatever your role within the organisation.  From nurse and therapists and therapy assistants to IT technicians, tutors to care staff, property maintenance to catering, HR and Finance to housekeepers, everyone has a part to play at National Star.


How to apply:

If you are interested in joining our team, please use the link to complete your application.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 ext 3203 for further information or an application form.


Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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