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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
We are seeking a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work within the Community Team.

The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service provides support to children with a range of communication and eating and drinking needs across Nottingham City and County.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Main duties of the job

We have an opportunity for a full time (37.5 hours) band 6 Speech & Language Therapist who has a keen interest in working with children with a wide range of Speech, Language and Communication (SLCN) in community settings. The post is temporary until the end of August 2025to support our transformation work, as we move to being increasingly 'place-based', This post involves supporting children in a variety of locations including homes, clinics, nurseries, and mainstream schools.

We offer excellent support networks, regular supervision, and access to internal training. This post provides an opportunity to consolidate and develop further skills and expertise in working in community with children with a wide range of SLCN, as well as supporting staff and the team caseload. It is open to experienced band 5's or existing band 6's.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

Based in a community team, alongside colleagues, you will have recent experience of assessment and delivering packages of care, in a range of different settings, for children presenting with a range of SLCN needs.

The Specialist Therapist is expected to:

Carry out assessments and provide appropriate packages of care for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).Provide support and advice for less experienced therapists/assistantsWork collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary teamsManage and prioritise own and team caseload

Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional


  • Professionally recognised Qualification (Degree/Diploma) Registered with RCSLT and HCPC

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.



  • Additional clinical training and CPD to support children with SLCN



  • Experience of supporting less experienced therapists, students and SLTA's
  • Experience of supporting the management of a team caseload
  • Experience of delivering a range of packages of care for children with SLCN
  • Significant experience of team working
  • Significant experience of working in range of settings


  • Experience of writing EHCP reports
  • Experience of delivering Learning and development opportunities for others
  • Experience of delivering a variety of approaches to SLT service delivery
  • Experience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of SLT team



  • Demonstrates a well-established theoretical knowledge of evidence based speech & language therapy practice
  • Knowledge of different assessments and interventions to working with children's speech and language



  • Demonstrates initiative & excellent organisational skills especially in relation to prioritisation and flexibility
  • Demonstrates effective team working within a range of teams
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Childrens Development Centre, City Hospital

Hucknall Road



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