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Speech and Language Therapist

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to expand our enthusiastic and driven service. We are looking for a motivated therapist to join our forward-thinking and supportive team. This post involves working 3 days a week in our community service and 2 acute days a week on the Ashby Neuro Rehab Unit in Lincoln County Hospital.

We currently provide a 5 day service in the community and are moving towards a 7 day service in the acute service.

We would consider applications from final year students with HCPC registration pending.

Main duties of the job

The community team team provides a service to outpatients and also works on a domiciliary basis covering a number of specialisms, these include voice, aphasia, dysfluency, dysphagia, progressive neurological conditions and AAC. Your base and the configuration of sessions can be discussed at interview according to your interests and experience.

Ashby is an 18 bed acute neurorehabilitation unit based at Lincoln County Hospital. Ashby caters for patients aged 16 years+, the majority of whom have an acquired or traumatic brain injury. The SLT team on Ashby is well established on the ward and works within the multidisciplinary team to support patients with communication and swallowing difficulties to reach their optimum potential and enhance their quality of life. Regular weekend and Bank holiday working is an essential part of this role on a rota basis.

We are highly committed to professional development and evidence-based practice, and there is support available within the service from a range of clinical specialists. We have a well-established local AAC Service and The East Midlands AAC Regional hub is based in Lincoln, with opportunities for training and joint working with AAC professionals from the hub. There is regular access to clinical supervision and CPD including countywide skill-sharing groups, and all staff participate in service improvement initiatives.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post requires that you have the ability to travel between locations to carry out your work, and to attend training and meetings in areas not easily accessed by public transport.

We would very much welcome your application if you are interested in this opportunity. If you would like to find out more, please contact our Operational Lead or for queries about the Ashby Ward, do contact Clodagh Clark

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Basic IT skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD


  • Successful completion of relevant/ recognised professional short courses
  • Completion of dysphagia competencies
  • Other relevant qualifications, e.g. counselling certificate
  • Membership of relevant CENs
  • Registered member of RCSLT



  • Relevant pre-qualification experience at under/post-graduate level
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance activities


  • Experience of working in community
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Experience of supervision and delivering staff training



  • Counselling Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust



Beech House



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