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Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 8A
Full Time
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to offer a newly Commissioned role as a Senior Speech and Language therapist across our secured services. This two year fixed term role will develop and embed a robust clinical pathway and have strategic oversight across 5 sites in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. You will work independently as well as part of the wider team of clinical pathway leads and senior management team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to shape the delivery of speech and language in prison services and provide meaningful positive outcomes for patients

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of your own car for business purposes is essential due to the requirement to travel to various sites. As the role is based across a wide area, bas site is negotiable.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert specialist Speech and Language Therapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment programmes to individual adult patients. The role is an autonomous practitioner, holding your own complex case load of those with swallowing and communication needs working independently and within the context of a multi-disciplinary team. You will design and provide education, guidance and support to our healthcare teams and ensure that staff are equipped to signpost and provide relevant guidance to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

The role will hold strategic responsibility in developing, embedding, and evaluating a robust speech and language pathway within our secured environments ensuring that policies and protocols reflect current best practice and provide training as required.

About us

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust delivers the full range of community primary healthcare pathways within prison services across Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

Our vision to provide integrated care which is compassionate, patient centred, easily accessible and trauma informed. Our philosophy is to build a foundation based on mutual respect and open communication irrespective of age, race religion or gender.

NHFT promotes a culture of learning to improve the care and safety of our patients and staff, which focuses on people who enable our Trust to be 'outstanding' by supporting opportunity, innovation, development and growth.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate experience/education to MsC level
  • Experience in a strategic role


  • Experience working in secured environments
  • Experience of teaching/training large groups of staff



  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Ability to think strategically and work to a quality improvement plan


  • Experience in policy/strategy development
  • Experience working with neurodiverse needs

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Peterborough



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