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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
1 WTE Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist - Palliative Care

Do you have experience of working with adults with a wide range of communication and swallowing difficulties who are receiving palliative care?

Do you have a passion for service development and implementing new ways of working?

Do you enjoy working within a friendly and supportive team?

If so, we have the ideal vacancy for you!

We have a rare opportunity for you to join our friendly team in this exciting new role. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Speech and Language Therapist who is passionate about working with adults with complex communication and swallowing difficulties who are receiving palliative or end of life care due to a wide range of medical conditions and providing timely support to their families/carers. The role will involve working in both acute hospital and community settings across Wrexham and Flintshire, linking closely with relevant MDTs.

Main duties of the job

You will join a dynamic and innovative team of SLTs and technical instructors, delivering high quality SLT services.We have regular team meetings and have strong links with other specialist services. There is access to regular therapist-led and MDT clinics including Videofluoroscopy and FEES. Development of clinical pathways, leading on/overseeing projects and MDT initiatives will be important aspects of this role as well as training, supporting and mentoring staff. You will work closely with our Team Leaders and other band 7 and 8 staff to continue to drive and shape our services.

Our friendly and supportive department has a strong commitment to CPD and regular clinical supervision. Access to specialist training is available via internal and external courses, as well as mentoring, clinical supervision, attendance at regional and national CEN meetings.

If this sounds like the role for you and you want to see where you would be working, please give us a call and we will arrange for you to come and look round and meet some of the team. We are very happy to answer any questions you may have about this role and we welcome informal visits.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For more information about this role, please see the job description and person specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in S& lt HCPC registered Post graduate study relevant to clinical area at Masters level or equivalent demonstrable experience at this level Able to demonstrate continuing professional development e.g. up to date, relevant CPD portfolio. Clinical supervisory experience


  • Membership of appropriate clinical network group
  • Other professional or academic qualification which relates to clinical practice
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator Certificate



  • Significant experience clinically in area of specialism
  • Experience of clinical leadership
  • Delegation to qualified and non-registered staff
  • Experience of delivering clinical education in area of specialty
  • Significant experience of leading multidisciplinary / multiprofessional teams
  • Experience in service development / improvement.
  • Experience of leading clinical audit
  • Experience of delivering / supporting practice / service change
  • Delivering Practice Supervision
  • Contributing to Student training


  • Welsh / English therapy provision
  • Experience of lecturing externally
  • Experience of project management
  • Additional clinical or health care related experience
  • Experience in research

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Negotiation skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Extensive clinical experience and knowledge in relationship to specialty
  • Evidence of recent study in relevant clinical area
  • Awareness of roles of other professionals involved in care of service users on agreed caseload
  • Delivering Practice Supervision


  • Welsh / English therapy provision
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication knowledge & skills

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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