Speech & Language Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year - inclusive of Higher Cost Area Supplements (HCAS) rates
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join a well-established, supportive and experienced Speech & Language Therapy team as a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to be part of our team and contribute to the future of our service.

See below for what some of our newly qualified therapists have said about starting their careers with us:

This team has been amazing, supportive and a great place to grow in my first job as an SLT. Thank you so much for all the support and opportunities to develop and learn. You are all amazing!!!

I just wanted to say I have had the best time working in B& D - I have learned so much here and made so many fantastic memories and friendships. It has been the best first Speech and Language job I could've asked for.

Our team is committed to achieving improved outcomes for children referred to our service, whilst promoting evidence-based practice and embracing innovative ways of working. As a team we pride ourselves on being supportive, and have robust systems of supervision, induction and training in place allowing you to further develop your skills and interests.

We would consider applications from therapists who are about to qualify and/or have not yet received their HCPC registration, as well as therapists who are already working in a Band 5 position.

Main duties of the job

  • To contribute to the provision of Speech and Language Therapy services, administering assessments, writing care plans and delivering therapy for children and young people with a variety of speech, language and communication needs.
  • To work as an effective team member with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • To support in the development and delivery of evidence-based intervention programmes.
  • To organise, plan and prioritise your own workload.
  • To attend relevant training courses, meetings and clinical excellent networks (CENs) related to your areas of interest in order to maintain skills and knowledge required of a Speech and Language Therapist.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

There are many benefits to joining the Barking and Dagenham Speech and Language Therapy team within NELFT, including:
  • Structured education, training, and development programme to support you through your own career development and progression in your career path
  • Leadership, coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Family friendly policies and procedures
  • Substantial number of staff benefits including cycle to work scheme, car salary sacrifice scheme, key worker accommodation scheme, and staff discounts
  • Resources and support for your own health, emotion and wellbeing including Parent & Carer network, KeepingWellNEL, Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Apps, Counselling services, Optimise Wellbeing tool

Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy



  • Administering formal and informal Speech and Language assessments, analysing assessment results and setting appropriate goals
  • Excellent written presentation skills



  • Experience working with children with a variety of speech, language and communication needs



  • Knowledge of NELFT Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Child and Family Centre

Axe Street


IG11 7LZ

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