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Specialist Community Speech & Language Therapist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £37,350 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Speech & Language Therapist to join our supportive and friendly community team.

The job entails seeing a wide range of interesting presentations from MND, FND and MS in picturesque domiciliary locations and or outpatient settings.

The team has excellent liasion with key MDTs, the University of Essex and Colchester Acute SALT team. The team promotes service improvement, CPD and supervision.

We have some interesting projects underway including the promotion of patient education videos on YouTube and are forward thinking in our service delivery. Part time hours could be considered for the right candidate

Main duties of the job

Assessment and Management of communication and or swallowing impairments and liaison with GPs, MDTs and Third Sector organisations.

Assessment and provision of AAC and liaison with regional hub

Clinical Supervision of junior staff

Clinical educator for students

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of theresponsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oRecognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree qualification or equivalent
  • oHealth Professions Council - Licence to Practice and current registration
  • oRegistered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (R.C.S.L.T.)
  • oEvidence of reaching recognised post graduate dysphagia competency and or equivalent experiential competence


  • oMembership of relevant Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Acquired service)



  • Knowledge of neurological disease
  • oIn depth knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions relevant to the care group particularly in relation to community dysphagia


  • Awareness of MND, PD, MS, HC



  • Knowledge of community services
  • Proven post graduate experience within care group
  • Broad range of experience in a variety of disorders prior to specialisation


  • Awareness of constraints to working in community locations

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


The Crescent

Colchester Business Park



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