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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We're very excited to be looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Voice-specialist SLT to join our team! The Voice team at MFT is now Trust-wide - including Wythenshawe Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary. You will take part in regular Joint Voice Clinics with ENT, deliver your own endoscopy clinics and specialist therapy to patients with voice disorders. We'll provide endoscopy training if needed. You'll have regular supervision (peer and 1:1) and CPD opportunities, including voice specialist inservices.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide highly specialist SLT assessment and therapy to people with voice disorders.

2. To work closely with ENT and SLT colleagues across MFT.

3. To participate in SLT and MDT research, audit and service development initiatives.

This post will involve cross-site working within Manchester Foundation Trust.

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 MattersMFT 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 looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • SLT degree
  • HCPC
  • Post grad study


  • CEN
  • Leadership training

Knowledge & Skills


  • Independent voice caseload mgt
  • Complex voice disorders knowledge/mgt
  • Provision of supervision
  • Planning and delivering training
  • Service evaluation / improvement experience


  • Endoscopy comps
  • Independent in JVC
  • Counselling skills



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Presentation skills
  • Self insight
  • Professional curiosity
  • Time mgt / prioritisation
  • Willing and able to work cross site



  • Mgt of voice disorders
  • Utilisation of EBP, established and novel approaches
  • MDT and collaborative working
  • Experience supervising others
  • Planning and delivery of training


  • Joint clinics
  • Audit
  • Research
  • Previous experience at this level

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital


M8 5RB

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