Specialist Speech & Language Therapist CSNRT

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pre Annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023
We are looking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and flexible Speech and language Therapist to join our well established Community Speech and Language Therapy team based the Community Stroke and Neurorehabilitation Team (CSNRT) in Bury.

Benefits would include flexible working, training and development opportunities, working collaboratively with highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists within the team and in neighbouring boroughs. Regular supervision and opportunities to connect with colleagues /share ideas and receive support will be incorporated into your working week. Continued Professional Development and innovation will be supported and encouraged.

Role Summary:

The successful candidate will have experience working with communication and swallowing disorders within the field of adult neurology. Post graduate Dysphagia experience /qualification is essential. You will be responsible for a mixed caseload in the stroke and neurorehabilitation community team.

Main duties of the job

  • Key Responsibilities of the Post:

    The service is delivered in a variety of settings including patient's homes, care homes and clinic environments. You will work with therapy assistants, Multidisciplinary Teams, Administrative teams and Students.
  • To deliver specialist clinical work for patients with varying needs in a variety of settings.
  • To act as a member of the multi-disciplinary team with support from senior colleagues and to contribute to the coordination of Speech & Language Therapy input in this area
  • To assess and treat own caseload of patients maintaining own records as an autonomous practitioner

About us

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Registration & Qualifications


  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Post basic training in dysphagia


  • Evidence of successful completion of short courses
  • Experience of videofluoroscopy

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Experience working in the NHS
  • Considerable post qualified experience of working with adults with acquired neurological conditions
  • Experience of working in community settings
  • Independent dysphagia experience
  • Driving license, car driver and access to a car


  • Substantial post qualified experience of working with adults with acquired neurological conditions
  • Considerable experience independently working with dysphagia
  • Experience of working with more complex dysphagia e.g., end of life, risk feeding

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

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Holcombe House




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