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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Stroke

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Stroke

Full time (37.5 hrs /week)

Band: 6

Base: Peterborough City Hospital

This exciting post is available due to service expansion. Whilst our preference would be an SLT with existing stroke experience, we will consider those with strong transferable skills that could be developed into the role.

This band 6 role will provide specialist skills on to the stroke unit (which consists of a 12 bed HDU and 22 Acute beds). There will be opportunities to participate in the regular videofluoroscopy clinics and FEES service.

The Speech and Language therapy team at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust are a friendly and supportive team. We have regular cross-site team meetings with a strong focus on CPD.

For informal enquiries please contact: Hazel Ferreira - Speech and Language Therapy Service Lead on 01480 423130

Main duties of the job

This specialist SLT role works within the stroke MDT providing enhanced skills in the field of post stroke speech, communication and swallowing problems.

They provide specialist and bespoke clinical assessment, management and rehabilitation plans. They support mental capacity assessments and advise the MDT on risks and prognosis to enable effective patient flow, risk identification and management whilst an acute inpatient. They act within own scope of practice and escalate when support is required with overall management plan.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached detailed job description and person specification for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Qualification -Degree or equivalent
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Post Graduate Dysphagia Qualification or equivalent inhouse training to RCSLT Competencies or equivalent.


  • Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Evidence of Completion of relevant specialist short courses or equivalent in-house training.



  • Experience of working with a wide range of acquired communication and swallowing disorders within an acute or community setting


  • Experience of supporting junior staff, students or clinical assistants
  • Experience of running training sessions on communication and/or swallowing issues to other health and social care professionals



  • Knowledge of varying approaches to the assessment and management of patients with dysphagia including instrumental assessments (Video fluoroscopy / FEES)
  • Knowledge of adult communication impairments and swallowing problems to a specialist level



  • Demonstrates ability to be a good team member as well as to work independently and manage own caseload
  • Standard key board skills & the ability to use IT packages such as Word, Outlook, Power point & Excel



  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Ability to cope with emotionally demanding situations, monitor and manage own stress levels and seek support as required
  • Strong belief in CPD and reflective practice.

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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