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Speech and Language Therapist

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
South Tyneside & Sunderland Speech and Language Therapy Service: Speech and Language Therapist Adult Team

2.0wte x B5 Posts, 37.5 hours per week, permanent

Do you want to:

work in a dynamic, supportive, innovative, speech and language therapy team?

develop your clinical skills in working with adults?

be part of a team that covers all aspects of adult speech and language therapy work out-patients, community, head and neck, voice, upper airways, laryngectomy and stammering?

be supported to learn and develop as a therapist?

Deliver joined-up, high-quality, safe, effective, innovative patient-focused care?

If youve answered yes to any of above, then read on..

We have an exciting opportunity for a speech and language therapist to join our highly-regarded adult team. We are part of a comprehensive service that covers children and adults which enables us to learn from each other and provide opportunities and training for staff across our teams. You be vital to the delivery of our service across South Tyneside and Sunderland. You will be based predominantly at Sunderland Royal Hospital but will work within our team which covers across South Tyneside and Sunderland.

You will be keen to develop your skills and experience working in with adults with speech, language, voice, communication and swallowing disorders in acute and community settings and we will support you to do that!

Come and join our fabulous team!

Main duties of the job

A suitably-qualified Speech and Language Therapist is required to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team in South Tyneside and Sunderland. The role will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop clinical skills and experience of working with adults with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties across acute and community settings.

Excellent support, supervision and training will be provided as we have therapists working across a wide range of specialities. You will be required to meet the travel requirements of the role. This Post will be subject to HCPC registration.

You will be joining a well-established innovative team of Speech and Language Therapist others.

You will be committed to team working. You will be well-supported and supervised to develop your clinical skills within our team and you will be encouraged to access CPD and training.

We are a patient-focused service and continually strive to improve what we do for the benefit of the people who live in our area. The Sunderland Speech and Language Therapy team also has a strong research background and you will be encouraged to develop your skills in this area to ensure we translate innovation, audit and research outcomes into practice for improved patient care and outcomes.

Come and talk to us and find out more!!!

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide speech and language therapy service to adults (inpatients, outpatients and community home visits) with a wide range of acquired swallowing and communication disorders.


Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy/Pathology or equivalent.
  • Certificate to Practice issued by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Knowledge of recent research, assessment and therapy findings.


  • Post-graduate Dysphagia training.



  • Satisfactory range of undergraduate clinical experience.
  • Ability to recognise the limits of own experience and how/when to seek advice.


  • Wide, varied range of undergraduate and/or graduate clinical experience.

Physical skills


  • Ability to work effectively both alone and as a Team Member.
  • Ability to travel to/work at various sites across the Trust (possibly on a daily/short notice basis).
  • Competent computer skills.


  • Car driver/owner.

Skills and knowledge


  • Excellent level of interpersonal and communication skills enabling effective working relationships.
  • Administrative skills including record-keeping, collecting statistics/audit information.
  • Effective time-management skills.
  • Ability to manage own caseload, including prioritisation.
  • Ability to work effectively both alone and as a team member.


  • Post-graduate Dysphagia experience.



  • Please provide a contact telephone number (in case we need to contact you quickly about your Application), or write 'no Number' if you do not have one.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Trust Headquarters

Sunderland Royal Hospital



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