Speech & Language Therapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as part of the Speech & Language Therapy Team in hyper acute stroke units.

The successful candidate will be part of a supportive and progressive team that values research and service improvement to work with patients from across the region.

The successful post holder will provide clinical Speech & Language Therapy as part of the SLT stroke team. However, other opportunities in the stroke pathway will be available over time.

The SLT service across both the acute and community teams in STH has approximately 55 staff (47 therapists, 7 assistants and 4 secretarial staff) (41.23wte).

The SLT teams are highly motivated to provide a quality service to their patients, they are research active and embrace innovation. The service has established processes for supervision and supports personal and professional development.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical speech and language therapy services to a defined specialized caseload of adult patients as part of the Stroke pathway team.

To specialise in the assessment and management of communication disorders and dysphagia related to stroke.

To provide a Speech & Language Therapy Service to adults with swallowing, voice and communication disorders.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council - Licence to Practise
  • HCPC registered


  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

Further Training


  • Car driver with full UK license



  • Relevant experience at undergraduate / post-graduate level
  • Experience of working with adult neuro speech and language therapy clients


  • Experience at undergraduate / post-graduate level of working with clients with stroke and/or with Parkinson's disease.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Good analytical and reflection skills, and commitment to CPD.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills. Ability to be a good team member
  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group)


  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • Awareness of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)

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