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Bank Speech & Language Therapist- Band 6

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£18.10 to £21.80 an hour per hour
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
We're currently recruiting to bank roles within our friendly and supportive Speech and Language Therapy team based in Gloucestershire

We're looking for experienced SLTs to support our service delivery across a range of communication and dysphagia caseloads in inpatient and community settings. Candidates should be autonomous dysphagia practitioners who share the team's passion for delivering high quality interventions . You will be well-supported by our B7 Clinical Specialist SLTs across a range of specialisms in conjunction with the Operational Lead. The team is supported by Assistants in acute and community settings. We hold Videofluoroscopy clinics and are developing our inpatient FEES service.

Our acute inpatient team provide input to a range of specialities (including critical care, respiratory, neurosciences, acute frailty, and accident & emergency). We are a friendly, and encouraging team with a focus on service development.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you please see our 'about us pack' or get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

Candidates with an enhanced level of relevant clinical experience and skills may be considered for a Band 7 role.

Main duties of the job

Every day is different! Successful candidates will have the opportunity to manage a shared caseload of patients with communication and swallowing disorders. You will carry out relevant assessments, and create and implement individualised management plans, ensuring that these are monitored and modified as required. You will be working alongside a supportive team of experienced Speech and Language Therapy colleagues . You will also work closely with our multidisciplinary colleagues.

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



  • Recognised Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists degree level qualification
  • Member of the Health Care Professions Council
  • Post Graduate Dysphagia Training

Length and/or nature of experience


  • Evidence of specialist assessment and management of adult swallowing and communication difficulties
  • Working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and with other professionals

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road



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