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Children's SLT Team Managers

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year per annum including HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity for Team Manager roles within the Croydon Children's Speech and Language Therapy service has arisen:

Role 1: Team Manager for Early Years- 1.0 WTE(Includes 0.6 WTE management time and 0.4WTE clinical time)Role 2: Team Manager for Primary- 1.0 WTE(Includes 0.6 WTE management time and 0.4WTE clinical time)The Team Manager posts would be ideal for an experienced clinician with line management and strategic experience of leading teams and working closely with partnership agencies across health and education. The Children's SLT team managers work closely with the therapy managers for Children's Physiotherapy and Children's Occupational Therapy to plan co-ordinated therapy services in conjunction with the Head of Children's Therapies.

The roles will involve working with the Head of Service, therapists and assistants within the team in order to ensure consistent high quality delivery of children's SLT services across all service areas as well as working with stakeholders and partner agencies within and external to Croydon Health Services.

Secondment opportunities will be considered for these posts.

Main duties of the job

Children's SLT Team Managers Band 8a

- Providing operational management and professional leadership of the Children's SLT team (specific to the relevant service area) and its staff- To be a highly visible and proactive leader acting as a clinical resource and ensuring the sustained delivery of high standards of speech and language therapy care and service delivery.- To raise the standards of speech and language therapy service delivery, relevant to service area and ensure that statutory and professional requirements are met- To work clinically as an expert practitioner within the relevant service area
Interview date: Friday 7th July 2023 (proposed)

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

Skills and experience


  • Experience of line management of junior staff and conducting appraisals
  • To participate and take a lead in clinical governance processes (e.g. audits) to monitor and evaluate service delivery
  • Highly specialist assessment and treatment of speech and language difficulties
  • Experience of negotiating models of service delivery within specified area of service
  • Experience of managing and implementing change


  • Experience of implementing HR processes in relation to sickness



  • At least 3 years of leadership experience
  • HCPC registered


  • Masters in Speech and Language Therapy or evidence of additional CPD

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