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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting new vacancy in BCUHB East Speech and Language Therapy adult team working 3 days per week (22.5 hours). You will lead our voice service and continue to develop our service to patients with FND. There are opportunities to contribute to other service areas such as adult dysfluency in line with your clinical skills and interests.

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

Main duties of the job

This is an opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated Speech and Language Therapist. We are looking for a clinical specialist who can support and develop SLTs and TIs, represent SLT within the MDT and help to drive the future development of our services for voice and FND. We have excellent working relationships with our ENT department, including a twice monthly Joint Voice Clinic. For this key clinical role, we are looking for a passionate SLT with skills in clinical leadership including developing the skills and knowledge of others. There are opportunities to deliver some aspects of this role remotely.

You will be part of the friendly and supportive BCUHB East Adult Speech and Language Therapy team where there is a wide range of expertise and experience. You will join a growing team of Speech and Language Therapists and technical instructors. There is excellent peer support and regular clinical supervision.

We have regular team meetings and have strong links with other specialist services. There are regular cross team CPD and training opportunities as you continue to develop your clinical skills. There is access to regular therapist-led and MDT clinics including Videofluoroscopy and FEES. You will lead a range of service improvements and MDT initiatives are encouraged.

We are very happy to answer any questions you may have about this role and we welcome informal visits.

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 experience


  • 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
  • Significant experience of leading multidisciplinary / multiprofessional teams
  • Experience in service development / improvement.
  • Experience of leading clinical audit
  • Experience of delivering / supporting practice / service change
  • Delivering Practice Supervision
  • Contributing to Student training


  • Welsh / English therapy provision
  • Experience of lecturing externally
  • Experience of project management
  • Additional clinical or health care related experience
  • Experience in research

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Negotiation skills
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Extensive clinical experience and knowledge in relationship to specialty
  • Evidence of recent study in relevant clinical area
  • Awareness of roles of other professionals involved in care of service users on agreed caseload
  • Delivering Practice Supervision


  • Welsh / English therapy provision
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication knowledge & skills

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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