Macmillan Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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The Macmillan Speech and Language Therapist will work in a senior specialist therapy role as an integral member part of the wider locality based multidisciplinary Macmillan Palliative and Supportive Care team. This role may include weekend and Bank Holiday working if required.

The post holder will provide specialist advice to support the assessment, planning and implementation of individual programmes of care providing clinical expertise, leadership and support for generic community staff and wider team members working in the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams to deliver locally driven high quality care, responsive to patient and carers' needs.

The post holder will provide specialist supportive and palliative rehabilitation and care to enhance quality of life for patients and carers with complex physical, psychological and emotional needs. This includes education of other health care professionals, training, support and advice for the multidisciplinary team. The focus of the multidisciplinary approach will be to support patients and carers to live well, prevent inappropriate hospital admission and meet their preferred priorities for care.

The post holder will provide specialist supportive andpalliative rehabilitation and care to enhance quality of life for patients and carers with complex physical, psychological and emotional needs. This includes education of other health care professionals, training, support and advice for the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Macmillan Speech and Language Therapist (Community) Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our city wide Manchester Macmillan Palliative Support Service for a Macmillan Speech and Language Therapist based at our Longsight/Wythenshawe Macmillan Hubs.

The post holder will work as part of the Macmillan Specialist multi-disciplinary team comprising of Medics, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurses, another Speech and Language Therapist and Assistant Practitioners. The team aims to provide effective support palliative care and/or rehabilitation to patients with a life limiting condition requiring palliative intervention. The service operates 7 days per week 8:30 to 5. Allied Health Professionals currently don't cover the service on Weekends or Bank Holidays but may support the team to cover these shifts occasionally.

The post holder will work across the city of Manchester and will provide supportive palliative care to enhance the quality of life for patients / carers with any life limiting illness requiring some curative interventions and palliative care, including complex physical, psychological and emotional needs.

Recent investment in palliative care has enabled the service todevelop substantially for the city of Manchester thisis anexciting time to join our innovative and expanding team.

This role requires the postholder to undertake duties within a care home setting.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities


  • Evidence of Continuing Development
  • Specialist level of knowledge and advanced clinical reasoning skills to support expert clinical practice
  • Organisation, planning, prioritisation and decision making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Evidence of clinical supervision


  • Experience of working in an MDT
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal



  • First Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Professional Registration with HCPC


  • Evidence of study at Masters Level
  • Advanced Communication Skills



  • Significant Experience working in a band 6 role
  • Experience working in a community Setting
  • Extensive Experience working in relevant area of clinical practice
  • Evidence of teaching / presenting experiance


  • Evidence of audit and research

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

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Longsight Health Centre

528 Stockport road


M13 0RR

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