Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Stroke Lead

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Are you a band 6 or a band 7 looking to develop your skills in the area of stroke?

If so this post is for you.

We are looking for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in the field of adult acquired communication and swallowing disorders. This post is based within stroke services at Fairfield General Hospital with opportunities to work in a busy Primary Stroke Centre within hyper-acute, acute in-patient rehabilitation wards.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our committed and enthusiastic team.

Main duties of the job

You will be a HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist with excellent knowledge of up to date assessment and treatment procedures for the adult population. You will demonstrate highly specialised knowledge, skills and experience, assessing, diagnosing and managing patients on the caseload. You will have comprehensive experience working in the specialist field of stroke. You will be competent to work independently with adults with dysphagia and highly complex communication issues.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our committed and enthusiastic team. You will work alongside other Highly Specialist and Specialist Speech and Language Therapy colleagues in stroke and be able to work with Speech and Language Therapy Assistants.

You will be passionate about our business, creating a culture of continuous improvement, where patient welfare is at the heart of all you do.

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



  • Speech & Language Therapy Degree


  • MSc or advanced qualification of equivalent
  • Relevant post graduate course



  • RCSLT registered
  • HCPC registered

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Experience working in the NHS
  • Experience working with people who have CVA
  • Post basic training in dysphagia
  • Substantial dysphagia experience
  • In depth anatomical and physiological knowledge of the swallow
  • Independent videofluoroscopy practitioner
  • Substantial experience and confidence training others
  • Knowledge of national policies/guidelines/drivers relevant to Greater Manchester Stroke network
  • In depth knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group) and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
  • Experience working with people with complex needs within an MDT
  • Understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)
  • Experience contributing to multi-disciplinary policy/protocol development

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Independent FEEs practitioner

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


Bury Care Organisation

Fairfield General Hospital.



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