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Speech and Language Therapist - Rotational

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Students who are graduating this summer are welcome to apply!

Are you looking for your first post as a Qualified SLT but not sure what client group you want to work with?Would you like to have the opportunity to consolidate your skills and complete your NQP competencies in a supportive environment? Would you like protected time for your CPD with monthly clinical forums, regular clinical supervision, support to attend relevant CENs and external training opportunities?Would you like to be part of a county wide acute and community SLT service managed and professionally lead by a practicing SLT?If so, East Sussex may have the opportunity you are looking for. We are looking for a newly qualified SLT to join our team. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is a community and acute trust therefore we have the opportunity to follow patients through the whole pathway.

East Sussex is an exciting place to live with cosmopolitan Brighton, London and Europe within easy reach. The Sunshine coast is beautifully tranquil and for the more adventurous the Downs offer hiking, mountain biking and paragliding!

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Main duties of the job

We provide weekly support sessions, monthly Clinical Forums, regular Band 5 support group and regular Clinical Supervision, our Band 5 rotation posts will provide opportunities to work in various settings such as community, acute care and hyper acute, acute and rehabilitation for stroke. Each rotation will give you the chance to take on new responsibilities and challenges whilst being supported to develop clinically. You will be given protected time each month to work together to meet your learning needs in a peer support framework accessing highly specialist clinicians in voice, head and neck cancer, stroke, critical care and neurological degenerative conditions to further develop your knowledge and skills.

Our aim is to ensure our team have the right skills to see the right people at the right time and we invest in our staff to achieve this.We are proactive in research and service development and staff are encouraged to attend postgraduate courses/ RCSLT CENs. There is also a comprehensive in-service education programme within therapy Services. We have close links with the local School of Healthcare Professions at the University of Brighton and other universities. Temporary accommodation may be available and there are good social facilities within the Trust. - Recruitment | Speech and Language Therapy Service

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


  • Completed RCSLT dysphagia competencies to Foundation Practitioner level



  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level


  • Undergraduate experience of adult dysphagia
  • Volunteer / assistant experience with adults who have communication / swallowing difficulties



  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the client group
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy
  • Knowledge of record keeping standards
  • Good organisational and time management skills


  • Awareness of the principles of clinical governance / audit
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Keyboard skills
  • Systmone

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust




BN21 2UD

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