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
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
Job Details:

Are you someone with experience of working with people with disabilities who would like to train to deliver physiotherapy?


Disability charity National Star has an exciting new opportunity for someone keen the explore the world of physiotherapy as an in-residency physiotherapy assistant.


You will work within our outstanding student residences at Ullenwood supporting young adults with disabilities to complete their physiotherapy programmes. The role is dynamic and varied, with you working in education settings, therapy and student accommodation. You will receive training and ongoing mentoring from our experienced physiotherapy team to help you develop your knowledge and understanding to best support the learners. In addition, you will work alongside our care and support staff within our student accommodation and will be expected to roll your sleeves up and help with all areas of student care and support, including personal care and helping students to get ready to attend college in the mornings.


We’re looking for someone with a flexible and adaptable attitude, who is a confident and proactive self-starter. Ideally you will have two years previous experience of working with people with disabilities or one years experience as a Physiotherapy Assistant.


This is a term-time only role (39 weeks) working 44 hours a week. Your work rota will include early morning, day and evening shifts (including some weekends).


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


About us

National Star is 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.


How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation. In addition as recognition of the commitment and dedication of our team, salary levels will rise by five per cent for all staff on 1 January 2022. 


Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba (subject to COVID restrictions)

Health Shield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more


How to apply


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.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. 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 let us know.




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

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