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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Here in Manchester Local Care Organisation, we are a forward thinking , motivated SALT team looking for two permanent Speech and Language Therapists to join the mainstream school team. These roles will be offered as Band 6 or Band 5-6 development posts dependent on level of experience, moving to Band 6 on completion of internal competencies.

We are also looking for one Band 6, 12 month fixed term contract to cover a maternity leave within the mainstream schools team.

With a good theoretical knowledge of paediatric communication impairments, and an understanding of the issues affecting an inner city, multi-ethnic community, you will have a particular enthusiasm to work with children in mainstream schools and with children who have developmental language disorder.

Working alongside key partners such as parents, schools and other health workers in managing the child's needs you will be based within the mainstream schools team within the larger citywide service.

You will require access to a vehicle for work purposes.

The Manchester SALT team is a large, well-established and supportive department. There is a good CPD process including clinical support and mentoring. There are opportunities to attend internal SIG's and peer support groups. We also offer a comprehensive induction programme, 1-1's and annual appraisals to develop knowledge and skills where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

To provide SALT support to children on the caseload who have Speech, language and communication needs within a mainstream school setting. You will be involved in assessment, intervention and follow up of these children. You will be working within schools providing support around universal, targeted and specialist speech and language, communication needs. This will involve training to school staff and specific provision as appropriate to the school you are working in.

As a band 6 / Band 5-6 SALT you will also be involved in supporting other SLTs who are developing their competencies and provide training to other professionals. eg Specialist support teachers, TA's and parents/carers.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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.

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



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registration


  • Member of the RCSLT

Skills, Knowledge and Understanding


  • Highly comprehensive theoretical knowledge of paediatric SLCN
  • Knowledge and up to date use of assessment procedures and therapy techniques in specialist field
  • Understanding the issues affecting an inner city, multi-ethnic community



  • Considerable experience of working with children with SLCN
  • Considerable experience of working in mainstream schools
  • Experience of working in a MDT taking responsibility for decision making
  • Experience of training and supporting other SLTs and others

Personal Atrributes and Abilities


  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills
  • Good negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Well developed analytical and reflection skills
  • Ability to work within a team

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Levenshulme Health Centre

Dunstable Street


M19 3BX

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