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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced and enthusiastic speech and language therapist looking to join our innovative service supporting adults in the community.

What do we aim for?
  • effective personal communication for people
  • safe, comfortable, enjoyable, and dignified eating & drinking

You will provide specialist speech and language therapy to people with a range of complex medical conditions /social needs and associated problems, completing visits in patient's homes and outpatient clinics.

You will receive one to one clinical support, professional development, and regular supervision. Giving you the opportunity to further develop your skills in a variety of clinical areas such as our weekly Videofluoroscopy clinic, dysphagia management, with access to internal and external courses and much more.

You will be working alongside wider multi-disciplinary teams within community services which is made up of physiotherapy, community nursing, occupational therapy, and social workers.

You will work with colleagues in the wider LCO and acute across the trust. You will also work with colleagues from a variety of other agencies.

Main duties of the job

You will engage in clinical triage of new referrals.Whilst using advanced clinical reasoning and interpretation skills to analyse complex clinical and non-clinical information to prioritise clinical urgency. Utilising specific Speech and Language Therapy skills to facilitate and optimise the treatment outcomes of patients. You will complete assessments of swallowing andcommunication disorders as required. To contribute to patient diagnoses and to recommend the most appropriateSaLT interventions. Communicating sensitively and effectively with patients and / or carers to promote understanding and ensure inclusion in decision -making wherever possible.

You will take responsibility for your own caseload in line with your experience and competence. Ensuring you reflect and evaluate own practice and participate in supervision with colleagues.

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 Matters

MFT 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

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Speech and language Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of post graduate study relevant to specialism
  • Completed Dysphagia competencies


  • Student Accreditation
  • Evidence of professional networking in area of specialisation



  • Appropriate relevant post grad experience working in a community setting
  • Evidence of managing a Dysphagia caseload in the community.
  • Evidence of working with clients with complex needs
  • Supervision of junior staff/ students
  • Clinical Audit and standard setting


  • Experience of Videofluoroscopy assessment
  • Working knowledge of supportive technologies

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford General Hospital,

Moorside Road


M41 5SL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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