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Children's Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Are you a children's Speech and Language Therapist looking for a new challenge, to further your career and gain valuable management experience?

We're advertising an exciting opportunity for a fixed term B7 Children's Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead, to cover maternity leave. The Speech Therapy Team is going through a period of transformation and you have the chance to take a key role in leading this change, supported by senior management. We are keen to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to make the difference for staff and the children and families we serve.

We offer a supportive team environment with robust personal development opportunities and regular supervision.

We are committed to prioritising work-life balance and well-being. The NCA offers a robust Flexible Working policy and S.C.A.R.F, a wrap-around support programme to look after your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Please speak to us about how we can accommodate any flexible working requests.

Main duties of the job

Provide clear professional leadership, governance and operational management to the team. Demonstrate compassionate leadership and empathy to support the teams and the families of the children we work with. Utilise well-developed time management and prioritisation skills. Apply creativity and problem-solving to manage a range of issues. Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Provide management supervision to senior members of the teams. Maintain high standards within the teams to enable the provision of safe and effective care. Demonstrate excellent relationship-building skills with colleagues.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential tomake a differenceand we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values -care,appreciateandinspire- to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration as a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Recognised qualification as a Speech Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


  • Clinical supervisor training
  • Interview/recruitment training
  • Research and development awareness and/or experience
  • Audit experience



  • Significant post-registration experience in a community setting
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other disciplines/agencies and across organsiational boundaries
  • Extensive knowledge of safeguarding
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Ability to manage and assess risk appropriately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Northern Care Alliance, Callaghan House

Cross Street, off Green Lane


OL10 2DY

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