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Stroke Therapy Team Lead Speech and Language Therapist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 7 Speech and Language Therapist to join the LUHFT stroke team. The post is predominantly based within Broadgreen stroke services but you will be expected to support and work across the stroke pathway as required.

This is an exciting time for stroke services in North Mersey as we host our new Stroke Assessment Centre and develop our cross pathway therapy service. The post holder will work closely with colleagues across the stroke pathway at LUHFT, partnership trusts as well as across the Cheshire and Mersey footprint to ensure the development of strong networks across the region.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of excellent leadership skills and working within a stroke MDT. We are looking for someone who is dynamic with outstanding organisational, interpersonal and communication skills who has a passion for stroke services. You must be flexible and be able to bring the specialist skills required in the field of acquired neurological communication and swallowing disorders. You will take a lead role in supporting the development of the speech and language therapy and wider stroke therapy service.

You will be offered opportunities to further develop your leadership and management skills alongside your clinical skills.

Band 6-7 Training post under Annex 21 will be considered for the right applicant.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will contribute clinically to the caseload specific to their own discipline but will be expected to support the Stroke team Therapy Lead and Advanced Clinical Practitioner to deliver new ways of working to achieve team objectives in line with the development of the North Mersey Stroke Service and wider therapy service.

You will be expected to act as an innovative, enthusiastic role model providing leadership, guidance, and support to staff on the daily operational areas within the team.

The successful post holder will be expected to contribute to weekend and evening shift pattern within their own discipline.

The post holder will ideally be competent in objective dysphagia assessment (either FEEs or Videofluoroscopy) although training can be supported for the right applicant.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

- To be responsible for provision of specialist assessment and treatment of patients

- To co-ordinate and work collaboratively to provide a quality service that meets the needs of the service, patients and their families.

-To work closely with other members of the Clinical Team to develop a co-ordinated Multidisciplinary Therapy Service

-To provide the Therapy Lead and Therapy management team with relevant information for the planning and development of the unit

-To support the leading of regular staff meetings and facilitate good communication between the department and Trust both on Trust and National issues ensuring effective dissemination of information.

-Co-ordinate the effective day to day running of own team and ensure effective dissemination of information

To contribute to clinical teams both uni-disciplinary and multidisciplinary by discussing own and others input around clients needs ensuring a well-coordinated care plan.

See Job Description and Person Specification for more detail

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • HCPC - Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses up to Master's degree equivalent.
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups



  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
  • Demonstrable relevant experience post qualification, evidence of working as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
  • In-depth experience within specialist area



  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Highly developed Negotiation and Problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and reflection skills
  • Well developed concentration skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Prioritisation skills



  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member and develop leadership responsibilities
  • Well established knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to the specialist client group
  • In depth knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the specialist client group)
  • In depth knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group) and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
  • In depth knowledge of the principles of clinical governance/audit
  • Understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)
  • Knowledge of standards of record keeping

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree University Hospital

Lower Lane


L9 7AL

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