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Speech & Language Therapist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Are you a newly qualified speech and language therapist looking to start your career? Or a recently qualified band 5 looking to gain experience working in an acute hospital setting? Then look no further this is the post for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to work in the field of adult acquired communication and swallowing disorders. This is an excellent opportunity to gain communication and dysphagia experience across the specialities of stroke (hyper-acute, acute and inpatient rehabilitation) and general medicine (including acute respiratory care, critical care and ENT). If you are ready to grow and develop your skills, we are excited to welcome you to join our team at Fairfield General Hospital and the wider NCA team.

We offer a supportive environment with regular team meetings, close links with the MDT and in-house training opportunities including regular CPD events. We have established weekly videofluoroscopy clinics and a newly developing FEES service, there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to complete dysphagia competencies.

From your induction and throughout your time here you will enjoy robust management supervision alongside regular team meetings and training opportunities. Our Grow our Own philosophy enables you to develop your whole career with us!

Main duties of the job

Every day is different!You will be:
  • Able to independently with adults with communication and swallowing difficulties
  • have up to date knowledge of communication assessment and treatment procedures.
  • Managing a caseload of patients assessing and making a clinical judgement of their condition and needs.
  • Create and implement individualised treatment programmes, ensuring these are evaluated and modified as required, following appropriate pathways of care and communicating via liaison and referral to other agencies as required.
  • Supported by other Speech and Language Therapy colleagues, therapy assistants and colleagues within our stroke service.
  • Be willing to help further develop the service we provide.
  • Keen to provide specialist advice and enjoy delivering training across the wider workforce as well as educating and enriching student's experiences too!

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:

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.

Person Specification

Registration & Qualifications


  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • HCPC registered



  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the client group
  • Able to work unsupervised in designated areas


  • Evidence of work with the public in another sphere.



  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good analytical and reflection skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Able to handle sensitive sitautions
  • Flexibility in handling work pressures
  • Able to work on own initiative

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


Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Rod



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