Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Manx Care
£40,329 to £53,017 a year
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you love to work in a stunning location, somewhere that offers great career development and where you can achieve a great work-life balance? We are seeking a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to be a part of our small and supportive team, who will be able to bring knowledge and experience to our service on the Isle of Man! Our terms and conditions are not Agenda for Change; however our pay bands equate to the UK NHS bands and have advantageous pay scales.

Main duties of the job

You will act as an advanced clinical specialist speech and language therapist responsible for the triage, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with dysphagia and communication problems. You will use advanced specialist knowledge and skills to contribute to the multidisciplinary case management to ensure appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required. You will provide professional mentorship and support, for junior Speech & Language Therapists, assistants and students In conjunction with the Team Lead of Adult Speech and Language Therapy, you will ensure interventions are evidence based and result in optimum patient outcomes. You will be required to innovate, challenge and change your practice as appropriate whilst remaining committed to professional standards of RCSLT and HCPC.

About us

By joining Manx Care on the Isle of Man youll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Islands healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS. We provide lots of opportunities for professional learning and CPD, this includes use of our well-resourced education and training centre. At many of our locations youll have access to free on-site car parking. People who relocate here can also get a refund on their National Insurance contributions for the first year of living here. In addition, we offer generous relocation packages for most of our roles! On the Isle of Man you can benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, a safe environment and great schools. Manx residents benefit from lower tax rates compared to most countries in the EU.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Work somewhere that values you, your career and your patients

We are seeking a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to be a part of our small and supportive team, who will be able to bring knowledge and experience to our service on the Isle of Man!

About the role and our team

Acting as an advanced clinical specialist speech and language therapist for patients with dysphagia and communication problems, you will be a pivotal member of the Adult Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) team, and will be supported by the committed therapies manager to continue to provide excellent care across acute wards, outpatients and the community.

The Isle of Man is a small and friendly community which is reflected in the work environment within Manx Care. The health care team is small enough to allow for meaningful connections with colleagues across the service, which supports truly patient-centred achievements in your clinical practice.

What can this role offer me?

By joining us you'll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island's healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.

In this role you have the opportunity to establish relationships within a small, accessible heath care system and develop first class patient-centred care. You will also be encouraged to develop a specialist interest that will benefit our service users.

Free on-site parking is available to you at Noble's Hospital and we also offer competitive annual leave and a rewarding pension scheme.

Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is 'proud to be smoke free' as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking is no longer permitted on our Manx Care & DHSC sites, including nursing, residential and EMI units around the Island. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or Quit4You@gov.im

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you'll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island's real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you'll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man's guide to moving to the Isle of Man here

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im

A relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role. Housing Assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a maximum of £250 per month. This role also qualifies for a recruitment incentive of £3,000, payable in three instalments of £1,000 in the 1st, 13th, and 25th months of employment.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Frances Butler or Kelly Gulland on 01624 642562/650200.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.

Additional information

Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post which Manx Care will cover the cost of for you.

A uniform will also be provided.

We support flexible working and equality, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment

The Isle of Man Public Service is committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and would encourage you to apply.

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers

Person Specification
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered with Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of highly specialist clinical training in relevant areas
  • MSc or evidence of study at MSc level or willing to work towards a MSc
  • Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to see full details of the skills, experience and attributes required for this role.

Employer details
Employer name

Manx Care


Nobles Hospital


Isle of Man


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