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Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Speech and language therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are able to offer this post as a development opportunity if applicants do not have the essential criteria. Flexible and part time working options can also be discussed.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experience therapist who wishes to expand and develop skills in leading a Team/ providing Clinical Expert management of specialist caseload within a small and supportive team.

We are a small but dynamic multi professional team comprised of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy. The team is based on the hospital site at Grimsby. The Service has full access to telehealth and there is the option for consideration of working from home for some of sessions.

As part of this role you will be expected to co-lead a small team of Speech and Language Therapists and non-registered staff. This will include managing performance, service development, audit and ensuring the smooth day to day running of the service. You will also work alongside other Band 7 Team Leads across our wider Children's Therapy team to support the development of the service as a whole. You will also work alongside another Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist to jointly lead the Speech and Language Team. This post gives a great opportunity for you to develop and shape the service.

Main duties of the job

  • To take the lead in day to day management and leadership of a small Speech and Language Therapy Team consisting of registered and non registered roles. To be responsible for the planning, development, maintenance and evaluation of the Children's Therapy Service, contributing to the strategic planning and informing the Operational lead for Children's Therapies of any developments and needs.
  • To take provide expert clinical specialist management in children's therapy, including the advanced management of children with diverse presentations and a wide variety of complex communication needs.
  • To be responsible for managing their own caseload and the supervision, education and assessment of students, assistants and junior therapists in their area. They will provide specialised advice to other professionals in this specific clinical area.
  • To undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and teams clinical practice.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your job clinically will be to provide expert clinical advice/ second opinions, intervention and management for a specialist caseload, including (but not limited to) Children/Young people with neurodiversity and limited function means of communication (including AAC). You will also be responsible for dysphagia management of a caseload (full training and competencies support will be provided). There is scope for you to identify possible areas of Clinical Specialism which you might be interested in. You will work closely with the established team and that of other Health, Education and Social care practitioners with a range of community, inpatient and outpatient settings.

Applicants should have extensive experience of working with paediatrics in a Clinical capacity and experience working with complex communication difficulties, including providing second opinions, training and advice to other registered practitioners. Experience in Team leader responsibilities would be desirable full supervision will be provided alongside leadership training opportunities. We are able to offer this post as a development opportunity if applicants do not have the essential criteria, in which case full support would be provided and we would expect that competencies would be developed within 12 months.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • oDegree/Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy
  • oHCPC Registered
  • oRelevant Masters level studies or equivalent level of knowledge demonstrated e.g. extensive CPD in specialist area


  • oRelevant accredited clinical courses
  • oLeadership and management qualification
  • oClinical Supervisor accreditation
  • oMember of RCSLT and CEN

Occupational Experience


  • oPost Graduate clinical experience of working with a children and young people with complex communication difficulties and disorders across a variety of settings at post graduate level. This must include assessment, management and support of CYP within educational/early years contexts.
  • oClinical experience as an autonomous practitioner for management of complex clinical Paediatric caseloads.


  • oPost registration experience of the management of CYP with Neurodiversity, AAC, or dysphagia
  • oPost registration experience of supporting CYP within early years settings and complex needs
  • oIn depth knowledge or experience of specialist assessments
  • oPost registration experience of the management of CYP and working with a wider MDT

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Scartho Rd


DN33 2BA

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