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Speech and Language Therapist (Band 5)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata dependant on experience
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join the Speech and Language Therapy team in Carlisle and Eden. This is full time permanent position providing a Speech and Language Therapy service to adults with a variety of communication aNd swallowing disorders

This post is a mixed acute and community post working on the acute wards in Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle and across Carlisle and Eden community. The successful candidate will be expected to travel across North Cumbria and therefore being able to drive is essential for this post.

You will be working in a small friendly team with well established supervision and training opportunities. Full support will be given to complete dysphagia competencies.

If you require any further information, please ring Hazel Gilmore on 07811714387

Main duties of the job

Please refer to the job description for further information of the duties and requirements for this post.

Regular lone working will be required within the scope of practice with training, regular supervision and support from the Speech and Language Therapy team. This post will involve working face to face with patients in a multiple of locations and also indirectly via telephone and telemedicine platforms

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification personal circumstances Essential
  • Full driving licence.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • In depth knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to a diverse client group) and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
  • Working knowledge of assessment and therapy materials, including alternative communication strategies.
  • Awareness of the standards of clinical record keeping
  • Evidence of clinical experience of working with adult patients with a variety of communication difficulties
  • Evidence of clinical experience of working with adult patients with swallowing difficulties
  • Some knowledge of current national and local strategies, clinical guidelines, policy drivers and issues relating to provision for adults with a diverse and complex range of communication and swallowing difficulties.
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
  • Registered with HCPC
  • On-going membership with the RCSLT
Skills and aptitudes Essential
  • Ability to manage own time, prioritise tasks and work independently under pressure.
  • Ability to manage a caseload within a large rural area in a variety of settings
  • Excellent auditory, perceptual and observational skills.
  • Excellent analytical and judgement skills
  • Ability to use highly developed communication skills in a range of challenging environments and contexts
  • Ability to maintain intense concentration when there are many interruptions and conflicting demands on your time.
  • Formal presentation skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
Other requirements Essential
  • To Act in ways that support equality and diversity and demonstrates Trust values.

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