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ENT/H&NC Speech and Language Therapy Lead

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Speech and language therapist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust (SFHT) for an ENT / H& NC Speech and Language Therapy Service Lead.The successful candidate will lead, organise and deliver a highly specialist service to Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust for inpatients and outpatients and develop, provide and participate in the training and support of other professionals working within the specialist client groups.Ideally the successful candidate will be highly skilled in managing voice, head and neck cancer and adults with dysphagia of ENT origin and be trained in FEES/VFSS/SVR techniques.

This is a permanent full time post, however a job share will be considered.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification



  • BSc Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent
  • Appropriate HCPC registration
  • Post graduate clinical qualification or equivalent experience at Masters level
  • Evidenced continuing professional development



  • Use of a vehicle to travel between locations as a significant part of the role.
  • Ability to act up for the head of service in their absence

Knowledge / Skills


  • Knowledge of local and national NHS policy.
  • Highly specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of clinical specialism
  • Knowledge of professional issues and standards
  • Knowledge of HCPC registration requirements
  • Highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of service users
  • Skilled in the use of specialist assessment, diagnostic and treatment interventions relevant to the clinical pathway (e.g. , videofluoscopy clinics, , FEES and SVR techniques)
  • Ability to manage conflict and negotiate resolution
  • Ability to analyse complex issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate a systematic approach to problem solving and decision making.
  • Excellent numeric skills and the ability to analyse data and budgets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey complex, sensitive issues to large diverse audiences.
  • Ability to plan
  • Ability to represent the service in formal arenas.
  • Ability to effectively convene and chair meetings.
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office Packages including email, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to manage change processes



  • Highly Specialist clinical experience within a relevant speech and language therapy service
  • Experience of acting as a care coordinator
  • Experience of operational management of a team or equivalent
  • Involvement in leading change and service improvement
  • Experience of clinical research
  • Experience of planning and delivering training programmes
  • Experience of clinical audit and outcome measures

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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