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Title Speech and Language Therapist Development Post Band 5/6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapistto join our established specialist service based at Weavers Croft in Stroud Gloucestershire.

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled Speech and Language Therapist for the Stroud Learning Disability Team.

This is a development post open to newly qualified practitioners looking for their first Band 5 role with an opportunity to progress to Band 6. However, we would also be keen to consider applications from more experienced Band 5s or those individuals already working at Band 6.

In addition to The Trust's outstanding mentorship program, we provide excellent appraisal and clinical supervision for all staff and you will benefit from the support of highly experienced and approachable speech and language therapists and the wider MDT. We can also support you through your post-graduate dysphagia training and competencies.

Person-centred coordinated care is a fundamental value throughout all services delivered by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and we are keen for you to help us continue to deliver this.

You will be a HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist with a passion for supporting adults with learning disabilities. You will be highly motivated, flexible and have excellent professional interpersonal skills.

Main duties of the job

Speech and language therapy is a countywide provision, primarily community based, requiring travel across sites but with some scope for virtual appointments and home working.

To provide specialist communication assessment and interventions to individuals or groups of service users

To provide eating and drinking assessments and interventions to individual service users within the scope of your professional competencies

To support the provision of a specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service to adults with learning disabilities

To provide education, training, support and advice to colleagues and carers to enable them to provide the best possible care and quality of life for clients.

To provide clinical supervision for less experienced Speech and Language Therapists and for Speech and Language Therapy Students

To carry out delegated tasks in policy and service development

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification



  • Full valid UK Driving Licence



  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree Qualification
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapist
  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level


  • Evidence of successful completion of relevant specialist short courses
  • Ability to manage non-complex dysphagia

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Weavers Croft

Field Road



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