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Speech and Language Therapist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Are you looking for your first post or looking to grow your foundation skills working with adults across a range of settings and specialties?

At Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, the Speech and Language Therapy Service is excited to recruit an additional band 5 rotational therapist into our team at a time of considerable and exciting change as the trust works towards its move to the state of the art Midland Metropolitan University Hospital .

In our team, we focus on:
  • Setting our goals around what matters to the patient
  • Identifying vulnerable patients early on for intervention
  • Being visible and integrated within our MDTs

Main duties of the job

An enthusiasm to work with an adult caseload is vital and undergraduate knowledge and experience with a range of acquired communication, voice and swallowing disorders in an acute hospital or community placement will be essential. A successful candidate will be joining an SLT team with a strong commitment to integrated working and quality improvement. There will be excellent training and development opportunities, scope to lead in areas of service development, as well as a robust supervision and appraisal system. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly specialist staff and integrate into a variety of specialist multi-disciplinary teams, both in the acute hospital and community setting.

About us

At present our Speech and Language Therapy teams are based across Sandwell and City hospitals, ENT voice out-patients and community sites. We are a welcoming and aspirational group of therapists with a clear vision and strong commitment to improving the lives of local people. We have a strong focus upon delivering patient-centred care and embedding 'what matters to you' care principles into all of our work. We also place equal emphasis upon caring for each other and are proud to work within a trust that champions the health and well-being of its staff.

We have regular departmental meetings, clinical supervision and evidence based practice sessions. Continuing professional development is promoted and supported.

The department champions and supports student training across the full range of placements and is seeking to expand its offer to student education as we move forwards.

There is excellent administrative support, good IT facilities and access to modern trust library facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification documents for details regarding the main roles and responsibilities of this post.

The trust provides a range of 7-day services, some involving our Speech and Language Therapists. Post-holders will be required to participate in these services when an appropriate level of clinical competence has been achieved.

Person Specification



  • Degree qualification in Speech and Language Therapy and/or Masters post graduate qualification
  • HCPC Registration
  • Registered with Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists



  • Broad, applicable SLT clinical experience at undergraduate or post graduate level
  • Experience of working as part of a Speech and Language Therapy and multi-disciplinary team
  • Placement or work based experience with SLT adult caseload


  • Some understanding of the workings of community Therapy services & intermediate care services
  • Involvement in audit & research
  • Additional experience outside SLT relevant to client group eg nursing/care



  • Knowledge of assessment, diagnosis and intervention strategies of a wide range of adult clinical caseloads covered by SLT first degree

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate initiative, flexibility & commitment to self-directed learning

Management and Supervision skills


  • Able to organise and prioritise own workload



  • Able to respond to interruptions in work patterns in response to service needs and trust discharge deadlines and in response to targets
  • Able to cope working in a stressful environment with patients and carers of patients presenting with disabilities, chronic, critical or terminal conditions

Working conditions


  • Car driver essential. Able to work flexibly across locations

Communication skills


  • ab e to speak, receive and issue instructions in English concerning patients without risk of misunderstanding in group and individual settings

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust




B71 4HJ

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