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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Voice

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£17,497 to £20,022 a year p.a.
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Speech and Language Therapist for a newly created post as Voice Lead for our Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy Service.

You will be working at a universal, targeted and specialist level developing an evidence-based and effective service for children and young people who have voice problems.

You will work in close collaboration with the Training Lead, Programme Transformation Manager and others within the service to support the development of innovative service delivery options.

Main duties of the job

To provide an effective evidence-based Speech & Language Therapy service to children and young people with voice problems as a specialist autonomous practitioner.

To lead on implementation and evaluation of evidence based improvement programmes in a range of settings to drive continuous quality improvement in the delivery of high quality and safe care for patients and service users

To provide a high quality person centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.

To positively lead, influence and improve the quality of the clinical environment by the provision of research, audit, or educational activities to facilitate improvements in patient care and organisational development.

To provide advanced specialist advice, support, supervision and continuous professional development activities. Provides best practice advice in a clinical setting for mentors/educators and staff in relation to clinical practice and governance

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification



  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by minimum PG dip (120 credits) plus MA/MSc or working towards in a relevant subject or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body



  • Recent experience at Band 6 level
  • Able to demonstrate specialist expertise and knowledge underpinned by theory acquired through CPD in relation to clinical assessment, treatment, and evaluation.
  • Evidence of involvement in the development of programmes of care, protocols and audit.
  • Able to actively research for the potential to improve quality and customer care, seeking new ideas and methods to improve health care.



  • Evidence of delivering education and training in practice.


  • vidence of proactive involvement in the supervision and development of members of the multi-disciplinary team.



  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
  • Experience of planning and organising complex activities requiring the formulation and adjustment of plans .e.g. organising own time, co-ordination with other agencies and plans for sudden, unforeseen circumstances.

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