Therapy Manager (AMU/ED, Medicine, Medicine for Older People)

University Hospital Southampton

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be an integral member of the Therapy management team, helping support the values of the Trust within therapy services and supporting the streamlining of services for patients. You will be responsible for leading on the development of the staff working across AMU/ED, Medicine and Medicine for Older People wards, as well as within the wider trust according to your dept roles. This will include close working relationships with divisional management teams, care group managers and matrons. With your professional skills you will provide the clinical expertise to support staff working across the wider Trust providing advice, education, and support with complex caseloads.


You will develop and convey the “vision” for the whole therapy service working alongside all colleagues to facilitate positive patient experience and outcomes.

You will be responsible for organising the effective management of therapy staff within your allocated Therapy teams, plus supporting rotating B5/B6 staff, and organising the redeployment of staff, and supporting budget targets

You will provide highly specialised clinical advice both within the Trust and externally, particularly linking with community providers to support streamlining the pathways affecting discharge.

Attached you will find the person specification and job description documents which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.


We are looking for a highly experienced therapist, either OT or Physio, with experience working in a fast-paced acute healthcare setting. You need to be experienced in people management, leading a team, be familiar with HR processes and be able to demonstrate good leadership skills. We are seeking someone who is motivated and enthusiastic, having demonstrable skills in MDT working, teaching and education, plus involvement in research and audit.

Core hours will be Monday to Friday however as we run our Therapy service over 365 days a year you may need to work hours at weekends or BH on occasion to support your team who work a 7-day flexible working pattern.

If you fulfil the essential criteria on the person specification and would like to join our dynamic and supportive team, please contact or Denise Gibson on 02381 204 061or email [email protected]

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing from you.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 24 April 2023

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