Charity registered in Scotland SC042249
Leuchie House provides high quality respite breaks with 24-hour expert nursing care for people and their families living with long-term physical conditions, such as MS, stroke, Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's, Motor Neurone Disease and cerebral palsy.
Leuchie House is a national charity dedicated to supporting families living with the effects of a range of neurological conditions including MS, MND, Parkinson’s and stroke through individualised respite breaks.
We aim to be more than just a change of caring environment and instead offer a wonderful holiday experience, enabled by our expert nurse-led care. We deliver a number of programmes aimed to enhance the well-being of our guests during their stay, and in the hope that the benefits they experience last long after they’ve returned home.
We are proud to have recently achieved top grades following our most recent Care Inspectorate visit. Please visit the Care Inspectorate website to read the full report.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Band 6 equivalent Physiotherapist to join our Allied Health Team.
As well as providing one-to-one and group physiotherapy for guests, you will also be working with our multi-disciplinary team of nurses, Occupational Therapist and Enabling Technology team to help maximise our guests’ independence, improve their quality of life and comfort and help them plan for their future.
You will help guests participate in physical indoor and outdoor activities and support them in the use of specialist equipment, such as wheelchairs and mobility equipment. Liaising with NHS professionals and working collaboratively with the team are key to this role as you help create positive relationships with guests, relatives, GPs, and other agencies associated with Leuchie House.
This is a part-time, permanent role working 21 hours per week. Times of work can be flexible to suit the individual.
To succeed in this role you will:
• Be a qualified physiotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• Have experience in working with people affected by long-term physical conditions
• Have an aptitude to engage with people affected by and a genuine interest in long-term neurological conditions
• Be a competent and confident IT user with the ability to organise own workload
• Strong communicator, with excellent interpersonal and team interaction skills
• Have a positive, professional and reliable can-do attitude
• Have a flexible approach and attitude to working hours and tasks to be completed
• Manual handling skills in line with current Health & Safety legislation
• Be a good problem solver with the ability to work under pressure and take responsibility for meeting deadlines
• Be highly organised with attention to detail
Salary and benefits
• NHS Band 6 equivalent FTE £40,209 (pro rata)
• 7 weeks paid holiday per year
• Paid training and induction
• Pension, life assurance and cycle to work scheme
• A unique and beautiful working environment
• The chance to make a real difference to the lives of people with long term conditions!
Leuchie House has invested significantly in technology and environmental controls to enable our guests to maximise their independence during their respite break. We are now driven by a desire to have a lasting impact, beyond the short break. We want to use technology to reduce the cost of care, for the individual and for society at large.
We are looking for a leader who will bring together the work that has been completed on this project so far and deliver our vision to become the National Assessment Centre for Enabling Technology.
The position will attract an expert in the use of technologies which maximise independence. As well as this healthcare knowledge, you will need to be an expert project manager and a passionate advocate for individual independence.
It is a full time position, funded for a period of 2 years. Secondment opportunities are welcome to this unique and exciting position. Please read the job description for further information before applying. Please read the job description for further information before applying;
Salary and benefits
• £40,000 per annum
• 35 hours per week FTE
• 7 weeks holiday per annum
• 2 year fixed term contract
• Flexibility over working hours
• Opportunity to establish an innovative new service
As a nurse-led service, you must have a high level of clinical and organisational skills to be able to manage in a complex environment. You will have confidence to lead and to deliver high standards for the guests that stay with us. We achieved top grades in four of five categories following our most recent Care Inspectorate visit. Please visit the Care Inspectorate website to read the full report. You’ll need to be engaging and forward thinking as we look to expand our service into delivering more for more people, particularly using assistive technology.
Leuchie is a sociable place and many of our guests return regularly - spending time with them and getting to know them is a key part of the job.
There are full time hours available, or alternatively hours can be split to a suitable part time working pattern.
We are seeking a Guest Engagement Manager to create a diverse programme of individual and group activities within and out with Leuchie.
You will lead a small team and work closely with the other teams across Leuchie, to ensure a highly tailored programme meets or exceeds the high expectations of Leuchie’s guests.
Leuchie House is all about ensuring guests have a great time when they are with us. In this way their carers can have a break away from their loved one, knowing that their loved one is having at least as good a time as they are.
Our highly skilled nursing and care teams enable guests to have that great time and enjoy a diverse range of activities.
The job requires a high level of commitment in adapting to our environment. Support will be given, so enthusiasm and a readiness to learn on the job are the most important starting points.
If you have energy, creativity, good attention to detail, and work well with people, please get in touch.