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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post provides an exciting opportunity for a speech and language therapist (SLT) to move into a highly specialist role in long term neurological conditions, joining our dynamic team of Band 7 leaders across our county-wide community adult service.

We are looking for a Band 7 SLT to work 5 days a week in the Mid-Nottinghamshire Community Neuro-rehabilitation MDT team, based in Warsop and working across the areas of Mansfield and Newark. The MDT have a close knit inter-disciplinary approach, with a focus on rehabilitation and clearly defined goals.

This is a permanent post, 37.5 hours per week. This could be the perfect job for you if you are attracted by the flexibility of a community role and also have a passion for MDT working.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated SLT with highly specialist skills in working with clients who have both communication and swallowing disorders. The successful candidate will take a lead role in the assessment and treatment of a complex and diverse caseload of patients, participate in inter-disciplinary assessment and therapy and provide day-to-day coordination, support, clinical supervision and appraisal of less specialist SLTs, assistants and students. They will coordinate and deliver specialist training to other professionals and will become involved in service-wide initiatives related to their clinical specialism.

The service is provided for patients with neuro-rehabilitation needs, usually related to a neurological diagnosis. It offers a multi-disciplinary approach providing intensive rehabilitation to patients living in their own homes or a residential/nursing home setting. The team includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, speech and language therapy and clinical psychology, with support from generic assistant practitioners.

The successful post-holder will have experience of working in the community and enjoy working as part of a close knit multi-disciplinary team. The post-holder will have experience of managing patients with long term progressive conditions, be able to identify patients' needs, and offer appropriate packages of care. They will also have experience of supervising support workers and less experienced SLTs.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service to an MDT community Neuro-Rehabilitation service.

To take a lead role in assessment and treatment of communication and/swallowing problems for adults with a confirmed neurological diagnosis

To work closely within the multi-disciplinary team: attending case conferences, joint goal setting, and team meetings

To take a key role within the inter-disciplinary team for clinical care and service delivery

To provide day-to-day co-ordination, support and clinical supervision of Speech and Language Therapist assistants, and students.

To contribute to the service development initiatives and audit where appropriate

To provide day-to-day co-ordination, support and clinical supervision of Speech and Language Therapist assistants, and students.

To contribute to the service development initiatives and audit where appropriate

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree Qualification
  • Health and Care Professions Council - License to Practice
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Post-graduate experience in specialist area



  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Previous Experience


  • Demonstrates experience of working with this specialist client group.
  • Experience of service planning and project management
  • Experience of working in rehabilitation and outpatients/community


  • Advanced post-graduate training in dysphagia
  • Experience of AAC
  • Experience of working through assistants or support workers

Knowledge and skills


  • Highly specialist knowledge underpinned by current evidence-based practice
  • Well-established knowledge of a broad range of assessments relevant to specialist client group and extensive knowledge of a range of appropriate specialist therapeutic interventions
  • Proven application of current theories and practices on rehabilitation
  • Evidence of strong commitment to team and partnership working.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency
  • Well-established negotiation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of current Department of Health policies
  • Well-established knowledge of national policies, guidelines and procedures related to client group
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Speech and Language Therapy services in the context of the wider NHS structure
  • Established organizational skills and experience of caseload management in rehabilitation
  • Demonstrates flexibility of working and appropriate understanding of roles within a team
  • Highly developed specialist skills related to dysphagia management
  • Proven effective communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Excellent presentation skills both written and verbal.
  • Enthusiasm to become involved in new initiatives

Values and behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Physical Requirements


  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties



  • Additional postgraduate training up to master's degree equivalent


  • Masters Degree

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Warsop Primary Care Centre

Church Street


NG20 0PB

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