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Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to deliver assessments, diagnoses and interventions to children and their families in a variety of locations across the city. These posts are within the additional needs team.

You will have experience of working with children and their families, possess excellent time management, problem-solving, analytical and reflection skills. With current knowledge of the implications of the 2014 Children's and Families Act, and a particular knowledge of SEND. You will also have a thorough working knowledge and use of up-to-date assessment procedures and therapy techniques.

Working alongside key partners such as parents, schools and other health workers in managing the young persons needs you will be based in a team within the larger citywide service. In Manchester many of the patients are from families whose mother tongue is not English. You will require access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Main duties of the job

We work in specialist support schools providing assessment, direct therapy, training, group work, and much more. This regular input to the settings means that we can be creative in the ways that we work to ensure we have the most impact.

Our team is a large, well-established and supportive department. We provide you with regular clinical supervision, protected time for CPD opportunities and support from an experienced team. We also offer a comprehensive induction program, 1-1's and annual appraisals to develop knowledge and skills. We aim to ensure every member of the team is fulfilled in their role and as we are a large service, there are opportunities for career development and to work on service development projects.

The Manchester Speech and Language Therapy Service is a city-wide service providing support to young people aged 0-19 years in Manchester Special Support Schools. You will need to have agood theoretical knowledge of paediatric speech, language and communication needs, including difficulties with feeding and swallowing and social communication. You will also need knowledge andunderstanding of the issues affecting an inner city, multi-ethnic community.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registered


  • Member of RCSLT

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good theoretical knolwedge of SLCN impairments
  • Knowledge of SEND and the 2014 Families Act
  • Knowledge of up to date assessments and therapy techniques
  • An understanding of the issues affecting an inner city multi ethnic community



  • Experience of working with children with speech and language impairment in a variety of settings
  • Experience of sharing information with parents/carers and other professionals

Personal Attributes and Abilities


  • Written Skills
  • Time Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving & Reflection
  • Car Driver

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Levenshulme Health Centre

Dunstable Street


M19 3BX

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