Head of Profession for Speech and Language Therapy - Band 8b

Employer
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brockworth
Salary
£54,764 to £63,862 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Profession
Senior Manager
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting senior leadership opportunity within Speech and Language Therapy has become available within Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The Head of Profession for Speech and Language Therapy is an important senior position within the organisation and will deliver robust professional leadership and engagement, drive high standards of care, and quality outcomes for the people we serve. The post holder will provide positive and visible leadership through a collaborative, creative, motivational, and problem-solving approach. They will drive a culture of continuous quality improvement, innovation and best patient experience. Our AHP leaders are well-respected across the system and are well-supported by dynamic and experienced colleagues.

Working as part of the senior leadership team, this post requires collaborative working with a range of operational, professional and corporate colleagues to ensure that the profession continues to deliver outstanding care and is equipped to meet the new and emerging opportunities ahead of us. They will live their values and be a role model for highly credible and compassionate clinical leadership.

Main duties of the job

Working as part of the senior leadership team, this post requires collaborative working with a range of operational, professional and corporate colleagues to ensure that the profession continues to deliver outstanding care and is equipped to meet the new and emerging opportunities ahead of us. They will live their values and be a role model for highly credible and compassionate clinical leadership.

The post holder will lead the development of evidence-based best practice, including innovative and evolving Speech and Language Therapy roles within the Trust and wider system. They will support the Trust's commitment to outstanding standards of quality governance, they will set/monitor quality standards, ensuring that our workforce has the right skills and support to deliver high quality services and work in partnership with operational colleagues to identify service priorities.

The post holder will meaningfully and effectively engage our SLT workforce in order to promote job satisfaction and best patient experience and outcomes. They will ensure that our workforce is developed and empowered to contribute to service improvement and innovation across the system.

About us

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

Job description Job responsibilities

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Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge regarding the delivery of speech and language therapy across Trust services: physical health, mental health, learning disability, and childrens services
  • Ensure collaborative working with Lead Speech and Language Therapists across the Trust and system
  • Work collaboratively with operational managers and lead professionals to ensure that speech and language therapy development needs are identified and addressed in Service Development Plans, providing professional support to lead Speech and Language Therapists
  • Provide leadership to ensure the speech and language therapy workforce is engaged in delivering the quality and operational priorities of the organisation
  • Provide effective leadership of speech and language therapy development across the Trust, spanning physical health, mental health, learning disability, and childrens services.
  • Embed a culture of continuous learning and quality improvement
  • Lead on the development of speech and language therapy role modernisation and innovation within the Trust, working with colleagues in other professional groups to improve the effective and efficient delivery of services
  • Provide professional speech and language therapy advice in accordance with the Trust disciplinary and untoward incident polices


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Speech and Language Therapist with the HCPC
  • Masters qualification or equivalent work at this level
  • Appropriate management development/ leadership qualification
  • Leadership/management training
Desirable
  • Higher professional qualification/training
  • Teaching qualification and/or experience in speech and language therapy education
LENGTH AND / OR NATURE OF EXPERIENCE Essential
  • Advanced knowledge and extensive expertise of speech and language therapy
  • Evidence of sustained practice development and achievement in previous posts
  • Experience in co-developing evidence based practice, care pathways and/or care packages
  • Evidence of leading successful change management and quality improvement programmes
  • Extensive experience of providing clinical supervision, appraisal, and supporting the professional development of Speech and Language Therapists and assistants
Desirable
  • Experience of service transformation
  • Experience of multi-professional AHP leadership
PERSONAL SKILLS ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES Essential
  • Values-based practice and leadership
  • Well-developed effective leadership skills
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional values
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


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