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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Head and Neck Cancer

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £50,807 Band 6 / Band 7 - per annum, pro rata'd if part time
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to internal promotion and investment, we have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Macmillan B7 Senior SLT role for Head & Neck Cancer.

You will be part of a growing SLT team who work across all aspects of the patient's head and neck cancer pathway, including acute care, outpatient support & rehabilitation and end of life care.

As the largest hospital in Wales, there are many opportunities to take part in world leading research and innovations, education opportunities and strong public engagement links. CAVUHB is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services and the SLT H& N team are actively involved in research, having close links to the Cardiff University and other national centres.

The role willbe supported by our strong clinical and leadership teams from within SLT, Therapies and the wider UHB that are committed to service innovation, research & development and compassionate leadership.

Because of this great support system, we are able to also offer this as a developing role to current Band 6 SLTs who may not have had experience in Head & Neck Cancer but who do have good clinical skills and have a keen interest in the specialty.

In return, we will offer opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in:



Clinical research

Surgical Voice Restoration



As the post has been adopted by Macmillan - you will also recieve a significant annual individual and group training grant

Main duties of the job

The post holder has the responsibility of providing highly specialist services to the Head and Neck Cancer caseload across the whole clinical pathway. He/she will work collaboratively with the Clinical Lead SLT for coordinating speech and language therapy (SLT) input along this pathway and will take a delegated lead role within the Head and Neck Cancer SLT service. Please see job description and person spec for further details.

The SLT service at Cardiff & Vale is a welcoming and supportive service with Clinical Lead SLTs providing robust support and supervision. There is a strong focus on staff wellbeing and personal development. Participation in service projects and audits is encouraged.

Our team is very mindful of the health board's values of kindness, respect, trust, integrity and personal responsibility and would welcome anyone who is able to demonstrate these values.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification for both developing band 6 and band 7 options attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Speech & Language Therapy Degree
  • HCPC Registration


  • Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists



  • Post graduate experience of working with a wide range of acquired communication and swallowing difficulties.
  • Demonstrable dysphagia skills and knowledge


  • Videofluoroscopy skills and knowledge
  • Experience working in Head and Neck Cancer
  • Tracheostomy skills and knowledge



  • Demonstrable experience of working well within MDTs
  • Experience of using a wide range of IT systems and applications such as Microsoft 365


  • Experience of service innovation and using coproduction
  • Skill & experience of using platforms such as Attend Anywhere for delivering therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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