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Speech and Language Therapist - BANK

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
Fantastic opportunity in beautiful County of Herefordshire to work on our Bank

Potential development role for a band 5 with 2 years experience.

Are you looking for a new challenge? The paediatric Speech and Language Therapy team at Wye Valley NHS Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed Speech and Language Therapist. You will join a small, friendly and highly committed team of therapists and therapy assistants delivering support to children across rural Herefordshire. We are looking to recruit a Band 6, member of staff to support the Community Clinic team. Ideally, the post holder will want full time work but part time contracts will be considered. There is an opportunity for some flexible working within this role that can be discussed at interview.

This post will be based within community clinics and mainstream schools and the post holder will be supporting their own relatively large and varied caseload. Experience in supporting children/young people with a wide range of speech, language & communication difficulties is ideal. Support and supervision will be available.

There may be an opportunity to develop a more specialist clinical interest and this can be discussed at interview. This may include working with children/young people with a diagnosis of Autism and/or more complex communication presentations.

If you are an enthusiastic and evidence driven individual then please get in touch. Due to the nature of the post you must be a car driver

Main duties of the job

Provide assessment and therapy for pre-school and school age children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties. Write concise notes, reports and programmes for children in order for family and education staff to support ongoing needs.

Support initiatives within the SALT service to maintain timely waiting lists and waits for therapy intervention.

Engage in and be pro-active in CPD activities in order to continually provide evidence based practice and intervention.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • High Level of general education. Leading to entry to professional training.
  • Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • Membership to RCSLT

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to communicate complex and delicate information in a timely and sensitive way where there are frequent barriers to understanding and/or acceptance.
  • Knowledge and ability to deliver teletherapy
  • Ability to relate theory to practise.



  • Experience of managing own large and complex caseload independently, being accountable for own professional actions.
  • Experience in working in a multidisciplinary environment.


  • Experience of using manual signing systems e.g. Sign along

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Various Hereford



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