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Registered Physiotherapist – Part time or full time

Salary: GBP £39,500.00/Yr.
Location: Dumfries
Company: Maximus
Hours: Part time
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Physiotherapist – Functional Assessor

Location – Dumfries

Annual salary range – £39,500 to £46,300*, location depending + excellent benefits

Hours of work – Full or part time available, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with hybrid working


Do good. Be great as a physiotherapist.

Are you a physiotherapist who wants to continue helping people but needs a better work life balance? At Maximus, you don’t need to compromise. Join our Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) business, as a Physiotherapist Functional Assessor and use your clinical skills in a different way to help people move forward with their lives.

Our healthcare colleagues are the driving force of our business. That’s why, as part of our team, you won’t be expected to work long days, do night shifts or take work home. Instead, you’ll work in a pattern that gives you a genuine work life balance – plus the flexibility to make long-term decisions about your future career.

You’ll benefit from our newly implemented hybrid working scheme, where you’ll have the flexibility and support to work in the office and at home. On top of that, you can expect a wide range of benefits designed to help you achieve great things:

  • A competitive starting salary of £39,500 - £46,300, location depending
  • Following a successful 6 month probation, move into the Extended Practitioner role and receive a salary increment of between £2,100 - £2,400, depending on location
  • Supportive working environment with ongoing CPD support
  • Plenty of exposure as you develop your skills and clinical knowledge
  • Opportunities to explore other roles
  • Regular feedback and a coaching tool to help you deliver quality outputs for customers
  • Connect with the wider business including the opportunity to join colleague network groups
  • Core benefits like our healthcare cash plan
  • Voluntary benefits so you can pick the plans that are right for you and your family

What you’ll be doing as a physiotherapist

Day-to-day, you’ll carry out assessments to understand how a person's disability or health condition affects their daily life. You’ll listen sensitively to their experiences, ask questions and use your insights to produce a factual report to help the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) determine their eligibility for benefits. It’s important work that has a big impact on real lives, so we’ll make sure you get the time you need with each customer so you can deliver a quality and respectful service.

It’ll be challenging at times, but we’ll support you to manage your caseloads efficiently to deliver the best service for our customers.

What we look for in physiotherapists

  • An HCPC registered physiotherapist with 1 year’s broad post-registration experience
  • Proactive and keen to learn
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working towards team and individual targets, in a supportive environment
  • Comfortable working with a diverse range of conditions, including mental health

From working with a diverse range of customers to handling challenging situations, this role is a fantastic opportunity to hone your assessment skills and develop your clinical knowledge, while helping people move forward with their lives.

Due to COVID 19 most of our physiotherapists are currently undertaking telephone assessments until we can resume face-to-face assessments.

*Starting salaries for physiotherapists


Outside London: £39,500
In and around London: £46,300


As a Physiotherapist within our CHDA business, you’ll undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments in relation to a variety of benefits. These assessments will focus on how a disability affects day-to-day life in performing work-related activities, you’ll then utilise various IT platforms to support you in the clinical decision-making and produce a written report for the DWP.

  • Undertake a combination of file-work and face-to-face assessments in relation to a variety of benefits and provide a report to the DWP.
  • Use IT software programmes to support clinical decision making when undertaking file-work and examinations.
  • Provide comprehensive reports to enable decision makers at DWP to make informed decisions regarding benefit claims.
  • Ensure that professional practice standards and “best practice” are maintained in all areas of work.
  • Analyse and interpret clinical information and medical evidence and provide a professional and concise report.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team and build positive working relationships with both medical colleagues and administrative support staff.
  • Apply professional skills and manage own professional competence and accountability, in accordance with the HCPC Code of Conduct.

Our Physiotherapists play a pivotal role in supporting our customers to move forward with their lives, so we’ll support you through a formal training programme to enable you to carry out quality, sensitive and respectful functional assessments.

You’ll be a HCPC Registered Physiotherapist with a recent broad-based post-registration experience. You will need to be comfortable working to targets, open to feedback and have good IT skills along with having excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as being confident in working with a wide range of customers and the ability to handle challenging situations.

We are looking for Physiotherapists who are keen to learn and take a proactive approach. Previous experience of functional or disability assessment is desirable but not essential.

Due to COVID 19 all our Physiotherapists are currently undertaking telephone assessments until we can resume face-to-face assessments.


Maximus is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or are disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.
Where reasonable, we will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.
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