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Trainee Assistant Practitioner

Band 3

Main area
Diagnostic and Clinical Support
Band 3
Various hours available
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East Lancashire
£20,150 to £23,363 per annum
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At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.


Trainee Assistant Practitioner Band 3

1 posts at 37.5hours/week

2 posts at 30 hours/week

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated candidates to take on the role of Trainee Assistant Practitioner within our Community Integrated therapy teams, while undertaking study for the qualification of Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Assistant Practitioner) at UCLAN. Following successful completion of this 2 year course, you will qualify as an Assistant Practitioner and progress to Band 4.

Our service covers six localities across Pennine Lancashire, and the current vacancies are within a number of these areas.

Although you will be based within a specific team, you may be asked to work flexibly across the Pennine Lancashire footprint dependent upon service need. You will be required to work over 7 days and extended hours on a rota basis to meet the needs of the service.

The aim of this service is to deliver an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on encouraging independence and maximising people’s abilities to remain in their own homes. Intervention to facilitate the earliest discharge from hospital, prevention and avoidance of admission and readmission is key.

The Trainee Assistant Practitioner will developing competencies through work based learning opportunities implementing rehabilitation programmes in various community settings including people’s own homes, care homes and working with people on the Reablement service.

We offer In-service training, Professional Supervision and CPD opportunities in line with your KSF profile.

Access to a vehicle for work is essential – please ensure this is clearly indicated within your application.

For further information, please contact: Carrie Beck or Estelle Marshall, Burnley Integrated Therapy Team, on 01282 805609. 

If you require information regarding the course please contact Lindsey Robinson at

If you require information regarding how ELHT are supporting Trainee Assistant Practitioners, please contact Andrew Keavey at


This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 


Dear Potential Applicant,


It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.


As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.


In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Estelle Marshall

01282 805609

If you have problems applying, contact

01254 732075