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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to new funding, we are looking for someone to join our largely, friendly team to work with patients on our acute wards! We offer great supervision and CPD opportunities including regular inservices, peer support and clinical/professional supervision. Applications are welcome from dysphagia-trained SLTs who are passionate about the care they deliver! Videofluoroscopy training will be provided if required.

Main duties of the job

To provide a clinical service to adult inpatients with acquired communication and/or swallowing problems.

To provide input to the teaching, research, audit and service development functions of the department.

To actively participate in CPD opportunities to maintain and expand clinical knowledge.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Recognised Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Member of HCPC


  • Further relevant study
  • RCSLT membership
  • Participation in CENs

Skills / Knowledge


  • Advanced knowledge of acquired disorders of dysphagia and treatment approaches
  • Knowledge of communication disorders and treatment approaches
  • Ability to manage patients independently
  • Understanding of the roles of other health professionals and working as a multidisciplinary team
  • Analytical, problem-solving abilities
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Presentation Skills


  • Ability to interpret videofluoroscopy examinations
  • Ability to perform Cervical Auscultation



  • Working with adults with a broad range of communication disorders and swallowing problems in an acute setting
  • Team work


  • Training and supervision of others
  • Videofluoroscopy Clinics
  • Projects / audit
  • Involvement in service development
  • Work with other relevant agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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