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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rota
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
�1500 - New Hire Bonus

The permanent posts are eligible for a �1500 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of �500 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of �1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible to receive this bonus. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist within the CPFT Speech and Language Therapy Team to work in the community.

The post holder will work in the North of the County, alongside colleagues, providing input to patients with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties.

The successful applicant will join a friendly, innovative team of therapists and clinical assistants. The team regularly gather for meetings and the post holder will receive regular line management and clinical supervision. The service currently holds two clinical development days a year and these are opportunities for the team to develop their clinical skills.This role would be an ideal development opportunity for a current Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist.

I love the variety of work I get within my role. No two days are ever the same and I still feel as though I'm learning something new with every patient I see. The team are all really warm and supportive and someone is always around to talk through a patient or an idea. Definitely the best job I have ever had!

Main duties of the job

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

The post holder will work independently, providing speech and language therapy input to patients on an outpatient and domiciliary basis and input to the community hospital wards, providing a high standard of quality clinical care.

The post will involve working with patients with communication impairment, dysphagia and could also include some voice work.

*DVLA have a number ofreciprocalarrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To independently assess, differentially diagnose and develop and implement specialist care programmes for patients with Speech, Language, voice and swallowing needs in the in-patient/day rehab/outpatient and domiciliary
  • To work effectively within the integrated care team structure and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and HCPC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the prioritisation and triage of patients within clinical pathways
  • To provide specialist advice to all members of the multi-disciplinary team, service users and appropriate others, of changes involving current care plans, patients progress and other relevant matters that pertain to the care of the patient.
  • To work with clinical assistants within the team delegating work in line with clinical competencies and providing clinical supervision and support for assistants.
  • Dependent on experience there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to work within the weekly Videofluoroscopy

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Post graduate dysphagia trained and fully independent in dysphagia management


  • Evidence of successful completion of post graduate short specialist courses



  • Experience of working with adults with a wide range of acquired communication and swallowing disorders in an inpatient/outpatient setting.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of providing line management and clinical supervision to junior staff
  • Experience of working with patients in care homes

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


City Care Centre

Thorpe Road



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