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Advanced Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an innovative Speech and Language Therapist?

Do you have a passion for Stroke?

Would you like to join an energetic and supportive team?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist in Stroke who shares our Trust values (kindness, openness and commitment to excellence) to:
  • Lead our team of Speech & Language therapists to provide excellent care to patients, develop their clinical skills and explore new ways of working with this client group

Our team mission is to have a skilled and confident workforce of therapists, which enable person-centred, safe, effective and sustainable care through collaborative relationships with our service users and partner agencies. We are supportive, helpful and respectful to each other and passionate about making a difference in the lives of our clients.

Please Note: The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality and Trust sites during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Based in York Hospital, and working in York and Scarborough Hospitals and across the sites of our Trust, in this role you will:
  • Hold a clinical workload across sites and settings, delivering highly specialist assessment, treatment and advice, working closely with patients and their carers and other professionals in Health and Social Care.
  • Have responsibility for embedding best practice across the Speech & Language Therapy team by:
    • supporting colleagues to develop their clinical skills and practice within Stroke
    • auditing the quality of care to people within this client group
    • reviewing research and innovations in the clinical care of this client group
  • Support the Team Manager and AHP Senior Operational Manager in monitoring and evaluating service capacity and delivery.
  • You will also be part of our leadership team of Advanced Clinical Specialists, supporting and leading quality improvement projects that link with our team vision and objectives.
  • Be committed to raising the profile of our team and profession, through supporting quality placements as part of student education and participation in local and regional professional networks.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in Speech & Language Therapy
  • HCPC registered Speech & Language Therapist
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification
  • Evidence of relevant specialist CPD activities
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to post (such as Master's level modules or clinically specific training) or willingness to complete
  • Evidence of significant highly specialist post graduate training within designated area


  • Membership of Professional body
  • Membership of Clinical Excellence Network relevant to specialism
  • Masters Qualification (Level 7) relevant to specialist area of practice (may include research and evidence-based practice)
  • Leadership qualification
  • Evidence of progression through speech and language therapy career development framework

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience in specialist role, including the management of a range of complex conditions, with substantial evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to lead and act as an authority on the management of highly complex clinical presentations in specialist area
  • Highly developed specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Leadership of relevant audit and service improvement work.
  • Able to demonstrate application of theoretical learning to clinical practice within a wide range of clinically complex situations
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists professional guidance and HCPC professional standards for speech and language therapy proficiency, conduct and ethics


  • Highly experienced in the identification and use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Significant experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Evidence of having undertaken research

Skills & Attributes


  • Highly proficient organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Evidence of ability to lead engagement activities with others and understanding of the importance of good communication when implementing change
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams acting as an advocate for speech and language therapy and authority in relevant specialist area
  • Evidence of enhanced communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Confident in using IT and relevant technology associated with service requirements relevant to role


  • Evidence of significant personal development in relevant specialist area

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Demonstrates professional demeanour at all times and inspires others

Values, Drivers & Motivators


  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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