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Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 7 SLT with excellent dysphagia knowledge and management to join our team! You will asses and manage patients with complex dysphagia on the acute wards and in clinic (including regular Videofluoroscopy and FEES clinics for which training will be provided if needed). We have a strong supervision structure as well regular CPD opportunities within the immediate team and wider MFT SLT team.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly-specialised Speech and Language Therapy to adults on acute wards or in outpatient clinics with swallowing and/or communication problems. To be lead therapist in Videofluoroscopy clinics and to participate in FEES clinics.

To co-ordinate day-to-day provision of SLT to wards and monitor activity and performance.

To actively contribute to the supervision and teaching of others, as well as in research, audit and service development of the service.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • SLT degree
  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant post-grad study


  • RCSLT membership
  • CEN involvement



  • Complex dysphagia
  • Instrumental clinics
  • Service development
  • Team working
  • Delivery of high standard patient care
  • Delivery of training/ teaching


  • Range of settings
  • Experience leading instrumental clinics
  • Experience with complex caseload i.e. trache, vent, crit care
  • Audit
  • Research

Skills / knowledge


  • Advanced knowledge of dysphagia
  • Resp, neuro and normal ageing
  • Independent pt mgt
  • VF comps
  • Solid ethical decision making skills
  • Complex discharge mgt
  • MDT roles


  • Airway mgt
  • Complex caseload mgt
  • FEES comps



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic / positive attitude
  • Able to motivate / lead by example
  • Self insight

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary


M13 9WL

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