Return to Practice - Allied Health Professional

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

This is an unpaid position


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Dorset Allied Health Professionals Return to Practice Programme

A joint venture by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Job summary

We are offering a supported Return to Practice Programme for AHPs!

If you’re a qualified AHP looking to return to practice or have you previously been on the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) register and live in the Dorset areas, we want to hear from you!

We can offer a flexible programme of Return to Practice and are interested in hearing from both full and part-time applicants and are happy to discuss individual requirements.

We would love to hear from the following:

  • Dietitians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • ODPs
  • Orthoptists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Prosthetists or Orthotists
  • Radiographers – Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Speech and Language Therapists

What we offer

Our Return to Practice Programme, includes supervised placement practice, formal continued professional development, a competency portfolio and peer support to enable subsequent application for HCPC re-registration.

  • Support throughout the programme and during recruitment process
  • Professional development opportunities across the trust
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues
  • The opportunity to apply for registered roles within the trust on achievement of your HCPC registration.

To support you back, contracted hours can be agreed on an individual basis according to service needs and re-registration requirements.

Please note - this vacancy is for professions recognised by the HCPC and will be in the form of an Honorary Contract position. In some circumstances a fixed term contract as a support worker may be possible.

What we need from you

You will be required to:

  • Register with the HEE Return to Practice Programme where HEE have funding available to support your Return to Practice.
  • Complete Trust Induction
  • Complete contracted hours
  • Complete competency portfolio evidencing your updated skills and knowledge
  • Promote the trust values throughout your contract.

Please complete this application and also contact Hilary Hall, Allied Health Professions Lead, Dorset Integrated Care System for an informal discussion regarding Return to Practice opportunities in Dorset.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital or Poole Hospital

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Hilary Hall

Job title: Allied Health Professions Lead, Dorset Integrated Care System

Email address:

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.