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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as part of the Speech & Language Therapy Team on the regional hyper acute stroke unit.

The successful candidate will be part of a supportive and progressive team that values research and service improvement to work with patients from across the region. They will provide highly specialist Speech and Language assessment, therapy and support to a highly complex caseload of adults referred from the MDT in the hyper- acute Stroke Unit at Royal Hallamshire Hospital

The successful post holder will provide clinical Speech & Language Therapy to a defined specialised caseload as part of the SLT stroke team.

The SLT service across both the acute and community teams in STH has approximately 55 staff (47 therapists, 7 assistants and 4 secretarial staff) (41.23wte).

The SLT teams are highly motivated to provide a quality service to their patients, they are research active and embrace innovation. The service has established processes for supervision and supports personal and professional development.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have:

Attained a level of experience proportionate to the competencies detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification, which would normally entail extensive postgraduate experience.

Experience of multi-disciplinary working.

Registration with the Health Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Please note that this role includes regular weekend working as part of its core hours.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification (1st degree level or equivalent)
  • Registered member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists and Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of highly specialised continuing professional development
  • Evidence of successful completion of post graduate specialist short course up to Masters degree level equivalent
  • Current drivers licence and access to transport
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups


  • Experience of co-ordination of a Conversation Partner scheme
  • Experience of development of a new service



  • Extensive post-graduate experience.
  • Extensive and in-depth experience of relevant clinical area.
  • Experience in working across a range of settings.
  • Experience of working with relatives and carers.
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working.
  • Experience in providing advice on client management to other health professionals, carers and non-specialist health colleagues.
  • Experience of managing students including: placement organisation, mentoring, evaluation, feedback.
  • Involvement in development and delivery of training packages.
  • Experience of post-graduate teaching in specialist area.
  • Experience of service evaluation including outcome measurement, evaluation, identification of possible funding sources, writing reports/ bids.

Further Training


  • Evidence of ability to manage specialist and complex caseload independently.
  • Ability to transcribe speech and familiarity with conversation analysis notation.
  • In depth knowledge of broad range of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions for relevant client groups.
  • Knowledge of supported conversation principles/ research.
  • Knowledge of conversation analysis principles/ interaction.
  • Knowledge of AAC/ total communication.
  • Knowledge of standardised outcome measures and skills in the development of service-specific outcome measures.
  • Excellent auditory and perceptual skills.
  • In depth specialist knowledge of national policies and legislation relevant to client group.
  • Knowledge and application of professional standards and code of conduct.
  • Competent in use of IT for everyday communication.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance, audit and required standards of record keeping.
  • Knowledge of the NHS and understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to client group).
  • Prioritisation skills.


  • Knowledge of primary and/or community health care.
  • Awareness of the Directorate's NHS agendas and supporting health policies.

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Commitment to continued professional development and reflective practice
  • Ability to be a good team member and assume leadership responsibilities

Other Factors


  • Must be available to work on at least one day at a weekend throughout the year and on Bank Holidays as part of a SLT rota system.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Glossop Road


S10 2SF

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