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Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Stroke)

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £50,807 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the continued development in Stroke Services across North Wales, we have an exciting opportunity to welcome a Highly Specialist SLT for Stroke into our adult team. The successful candidate will take a lead role in providing and developing Acute SLT services, working with the integrated stroke team to develop care across the stroke pathway, including early supported discharge.

This post is a transition post, and we encourage applications from band 6 Speech and Language Therapists who are looking to further develop their clinical skills. In return, we will offer a competency based development programme, with a mentor and enhanced supervision to enable the successful applicant to progress from band 6 to the band 7 post within an agreed timeframe.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life interventions across acute, community and domiciliary settings, as well as with third sector organisations. He/ she will be able to demonstrate evidence of clinical leadership such as leading in service development projects, clinical audit, and in implementing service change programmes. He/ she will be committed to working in a multi professional team and demonstrate highly developed communication and negotiation skills within this forum.

Our department has established systems for supporting professional and managerial supervision and mentoring, and is committed to supporting professional development.

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

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

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

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 skills training


  • 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
  • Evidence of teaching within post
  • Significant experience of leading multidisciplinary / multiprofessional teams
  • Involvement in clinical audit
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses and advanced training in relation to clinical specialty


  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Welsh / English therapy provision
  • Experience of lecturing externally
  • Experience of project management
  • Additional clinical or health care related experience
  • Experience in leading service development / improvement
  • Experience in research

Knowledge and skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Knowledge of assessment tools for Adult / Paediatric disorders
  • Ability to self-evaluate
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Extensive clinical experience and knowledge in relationship to specialty


  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication knowledge & skills
  • Welsh speaker

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ysbyty Gwynedd



LL57 2PW

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