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Band 7 SLT Clinical Education Lead & Highly Specialist Clinician

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a highly specialist SLT with a special interest and passion for supporting colleagues to develop?

Are you passionate about the latest development and research in SLT and promoting and sharing good practice with SLT colleagues and partners.

Have you got experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary / multi-agency team in clinical and education settings?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and forward thinking community team, acting as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist supporting training needs for 1 day per week and holding a clinical caseload for the remaining sessions.

We have a large number of Newly qualified SLTs and provide placements for many students and so need a dedicated member of the team to oversee, supervise and support their ongoing training needs.

If you have an interest in developing colleagues and supporting a service to continue to grow, then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the identification of training needs of team members, other professionals and deliver training in the highly specialist area

To take delegated responsibility for ensuring high quality speech and language therapy post registration paediatric dysphagia training and competence, across the city, in conjunction with the advanced specialists and professional Lead

To be the lead clinician for the education of clinical SLT staff and students

To provide Speech and Language Therapy at a highly specialist level, functioning in partnership with other agencies and disciplines to support in the holistic assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children and young people known to the service.

About us

  • As a whole SLT service we are working with Marie Gascoigne and the Better Communication team to build a Balanced System approach to support children with SLCN, working in partnership with the Local Authority
  • Significant investment in growing the team: over 30 SLTs have joined our service in the last 2 years
  • Digital enhancements with EPR, Attend Anywhere virtual platform, online resources and assessments, advice lines, enhanced web pages
  • Engagement with AHP national initiatives such as job planning
  • Experienced team committed to taking NQPs through preceptor-ship & a culture of ongoing learning and clinical supervision
  • Strong links with Universities and commitment to student education

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To organise and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate clinical training and competency attainment
  • Keep abreast of the national training agenda including AHP workforce, Apprenticeship programmes and RCSLT developments to inform training plans and development.
  • Develop close working links with Professional Education and development, Health Education England (HEE) Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and RCSLT
  • Carrying out specialist assessments Developing and implementing a range of programmes of care and treatment to meet the needs of the clients, families and their environments in accordance with agreed pathways and packages of care in specialist area
  • Negotiating with multi-disciplinary team colleagues and carers with reference to case management of complex cases including instigating appropriate referrals as appropriate
  • As requested, to use specialist knowledge together with analysis of relevant data in the clinical area in order to contribute in matters of service delivery in the specialist clinical area and provide evidence for clinical outcomes
  • See JD for further detail

Person Specification



  • oFirst degree level qualification, relevant to service area
  • oHCPC Licence to practice,Full Membership of Professional body, relevant to service area
  • Evidence of recent relevant CPD activities in specialist area


  • Masters post graduate qualification, relevant to service area
  • oRelevant training in specialist area e.g. post graduate dysphagia qualification, Sensory-Integration, neurological rehabilitation
  • Relevant training in clinical leadership

skills and knowledge


  • oCompetent in using evidence base to inform clinical decisions and best practice in specialist clinical area
  • oKnowledge of the needs of a diverse social and ethnic population and the impact on all aspects of service provision
  • oAbility to work collaboratively with staff at all levels within the boundaries of the role and clinical competence



  • Extensive experience of diagnostic assessment and intervention in a relevant specialist area of service
  • Extensive experience of working as a specialist therapist with children and families in a range of multi-disciplinary and / or multi-agency teams in Local Authority and Health settings
  • Extensive experience of managing a mixed and complex caseload of children and young people with a range of developmental disorders and delays
  • Significant experience of managing safeguarding concerns and an understanding of local processes
  • Relevant experience of using leadership skills for service development
  • Significant experience in providing support and supervision to colleagues and other professionals
  • Extensive experience of providing complex written and verbal information to others to a high standard
  • Significant experience of delivering successful/effective training to a range of qualified professionals in the area of specialism

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


TBC central admin base Moseley Hall Hospital

Alcester Rd


B13 8JL

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