Speech and Language Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Are you looking for a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapy position working with adults?

Do you want to gain knowledge, skills and experience working in a wide range of clinical specialities with excellent support and development opportunities from specialist SLTs?

If so, we welcome you to apply for this rare and exciting opportunity to join the Adult Speech and Language Therapy team in Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBU HB) on a full time, permanent contract.

The post is rotational, giving the successful candidate a unique opportunity to develop their skills and clinical expertise across multiple specialities in the acute, rehabilitation and outpatient settings.

You will expand your clinical and professional working with progressive and acute neurological disorders, general medical caseloads, head and neck cancer and ENT services.

There will be on-site support available from an experienced SLT team who are friendly and forward thinking. We routinely provide regular appraisal and clinical supervision opportunities, active support for research, audit and evidence-based practice and dedicated time and funding for appropriate CPD. The team has excellent administrative support and well-established SLT led videofluoroscopy, FEES and SVR clinics.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to be punctual, flexible, enthusiastic, dynamic and proactive in driving their development and learning as they rotate between 3 specialist teams; stroke, neuro-medical, and Head and Neck Cancer/ENT

In each of these rotations, they will be responsible for the assessment and management of communication and swallowing difficulties with support and direction from supervisors

They will need to be able to travel between sites in a timely manner and be involved in the development and delivery of training and education to family, patients and staff

They will work with care and compassion, demonstrating the Health Board's values throughout their work within the SLT team and also wider multi-disciplinary teams and professional forums.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • Registered member of the RCSLT and HCPC


  • Relevant postgraduate courses
  • Membership of CEN



  • Experience of adult assessments in clinical placement or previous post
  • Experience of planning and implementation of treatment in clinical placement or previous post
  • Experience of autonomous caseload management in clinical placement or previous post


  • Adult caseload experience
  • Working within an MDT

Knowledge & Skills


  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Accurate administration and analysis of adult assessments leading to differential diagnosis
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the client group
  • Able to take an active role in the multidisciplinary team negotiating case management as appropriate
  • Able to work independently and without direct supervision


  • Experience of, and resolution of conflict
  • Experience of audit projects within own clinical area

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates understanding of own scope of practice and person centred care
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner to meet the business needs


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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