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Speech and Language Therapist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist looking for a wonderful opportunity in a highly supportive and dynamic team? If YES, then we have the right role for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists to join our Adult service on the beautiful Isle of Wight. The team consists of a range of supportive and experienced clinicians able to provide supervision and training, but you will also benefit from peer support by starting your entry into the profession together with another newly qualified SLT.

A generous relocation package is available.

You will need to/have:
  • Relevant qualifications and current registration with H.C.P.C
  • Demonstrate high-level written and oral (including telephone) communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of quality care and evidence based practice
  • Ability to work within the Values and Visions framework of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust
  • A strong desire to develop their skill base within a complex, specialist setting, working closely within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and working adults and/ or children and young people with learning disabilities
  • A genuine wish to live on a Beautiful Island (generous relocation package available)

Main duties of the job

This role requires a flexible and innovative Speech & Language Therapist to work within a dedicated Adult SLT team working across inpatient stroke, Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, outpatients, and patient's own homes. There may be opportunities to focus in specific clinical areas if this is preferable to the successful applicant, or to gain a broad spectrum of experience across clinical specialties.

This post has scope for further opportunities to professionally develop within the Speech & Language Therapy service in the future. You will be working as part of a friendly and supportive team who meet regularly, working with a wide-ranging caseload, across different clinical specialisms.

This position is suitable for newly qualified SLTs as their first post, but is also suitable for those with some experience.Our department has established systems for supporting professional and managerial supervision, mentoring, and is committed to supporting professional development.

We will ensure that you have access to regular CPD opportunities. Speech and Language Therapists are sited with their educational colleagues to enable continuity and coordinated support.

As an organisation we are dedicated to developing a sustainable and effective service model that puts effectiveness and impact as the focus for our clients.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded a 'Good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trusts beach hut in Ryde. We offer flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose To provide a speech and language therapy service to adults with communication and swallowing disorders To work in across a range of settings to include outpatient clinics, community visits, and inpatients. To work as a member of multi-professional teams in offering patients an effective and efficient evidence-based service. To participate in the provision of education and training to the multi-professional team and others regarding the management of communication disorders and dysphagia.

Job Statement To work as an independent practitioner with the support of senior Speech and Language Therapy colleagues in the provision of a Speech and Language Therapy service with a caseload of adult patients. These will include stroke, acute medicine, adults with learning difficulties, voice and progressive neurological conditions. To be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment/management and discharge of patients with communication disorders and dysphagia. You will use clinical reasoning skills, evidence based practice, and critical/reflective thinking in order to implement and evaluate these interventions. To facilitate members of the multi-professional team, other statutory and voluntary agencies, carers and patients to participate in achieving optimal outcomes.

Person Specification



  • Hold a recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree or equivalent
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Registered with Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


  • Successful completion of accredited post-basic dysphagia or comparable in-house training programme



  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to an adult caseload
  • Awareness of the roles of other professionals
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to adults
  • Knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions
  • Awareness of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of national record keeping standards

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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