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Fixed term specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Full Time
Due to an upcoming maternity leave we have a great opportunity for someone to join our team for a 1 year fixed term full time post. You will be based at Mount Vernon Hospital and The Warren Health Centre working with people who have acquired disorders of communication and/or swallowing due to stroke and other neurological conditions. The post holder will lead the service in the provision of out-patient therapy to people with acquired disorders of communication and/ or swallowing due to a neurological cause. The successful applicant will also be expected to support junior therapists and enable them to develop their skills in SLT with this population. We have a good relationship with the local communication support groups and volunteers run by the Stroke Association. If you have skills already and would be keen then you can also work with voice disorders along side other colleagues.

Competence in dysphagia is essential.

Although this is a full-time position applicants who wish to work part-time are welcomed and a job share may be considered.

Main duties of the job

To work with the Adult SLT team lead to co-ordinate and develop the out-patient service to clients with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing disorders across Hillingdon adult out-patient service.

To work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team

To actively contribute to service development in SLT service within the areas of long term neurological conditions & older people services

To co-supervise band 6 Speech and Language Therapists

To provide advice and supervision to other SLTs in the team regarding the assessment and management of aphasia, dysarthria and cognitive-communication disorders, and dysphagia.

To deliver training/teaching to carers, other health professionals and students

About us

Hillingdon is an outer borough to the west of London with good access not only to the city centre, but also to the home counties of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire.

Come & join us & be one of the 1500 AHP's in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical & mental health, plus specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us.

CNWL has an established professional structure which includes a Director of Therapies, an AHP associate director and Trust wide heads of Professions.

Personal & professional development is a high priority for SLT to enable us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training & providing quality supervision. This ensures all AHP's reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit & evidence-based practice is made possible by strong links with local universities & our CNWL AHP Research Network.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion are a priority for us in CNWL we expect staff to be culturally competent, reflective & open to culturally diverse CPD opportunities. We work hard to support the recruitment & development of staff from all protected characteristics.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage & support vaccination as this is the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues & of course patients & service users when working in our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

- provide an outpatient Speech & Language Therapy service to adults in the London Borough of Hillingdon who have acquired disorders of communication and/ or swallowing due to conditions such as Stroke, MND, Parkinsons and voice disorders

- demonstrate efficacy of this service to stakeholders with appropriate liaison and relevant audit.

- advise and support other SLT staff with their work with patients with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing due to neurological causes.

- will have co-supervisory responsibility for band 6 SLTs,

Person Specification



  • Recognised qualification in SLT
  • HCPC Registration
  • Recognised competency in dysphagia


  • Post graduate qualification in disorders of acquired disorders of communication/ dysphagia



  • Experience of working with adults with acquired disorders of communication
  • Experience of working with adults with acquired disorders of swallowing


  • Experience in working with voice disorders
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Experience of supervising students or junior staff



  • Excellent spoken communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills


  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Mount Vernon Hospital

Rickmansworth Road



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