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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Community LD - Band 7

Job Reference: 444-930942-SHJ

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust (CWPT)
Community LDT
The Loft, Nuneaton
£31,696 to £41,787 per annum

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Please be aware that Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CWPT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any emails will be sent via the TRAC System. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM)

PLEASE NOTE that this vacancy can be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Staff at risk within the Trust will be given priority. Proof of Identification and any relevant qualifications will be checked at interview or during the recruitment process.

To apply for this post you will need to apply online via NHS Jobs or TRAC. If you have any queries regarding your application please phone the Partnership Trust Recruitment Department or hiring manager (telephone number stated on the advert) and quote the job reference number starting with 444-.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work as part of a Community Learning Disabilities team delivering Speech and Language Therapy input to the Integrated Community Services, Community Learning Disabilities Service. Previous experience of working with Adults with Learning Disabilities is essential.

To lead in the organisation, delivery and development of Speech and Language interventions.

To carry a clinical caseload in communication and dysphagia providing highly specialised Speech and Language Therapy to adults with a learning disability with a range of highly complex needs in a variety of settings.

To provide clinical leadership to the Speech and Language Therapy staff in the specific community locality; including the supervision of junior and support staff as appropriate.

The role involves close collaborative working with multi-disciplinary colleagues in the community setting, completing assessments, planning interventions for adults who have a learning disability, identifying and meeting training needs and providing specialist advice.

Essential Requirements include:

RCSLT membership and HCPC registration Excellent communication skills

Experience of working with people with a learning disability in the community

Driver with access to independent means of transport

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Turner, Community Nurse Team Manager Warwickshire on 024 76 315 867, Mob 07785 341787 or via email on or alternatively Izzy Leighton, Highly Specialist SLT on 02476 315 867, Mob 07880 053399 or via email on

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to be registered with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Update Service.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. Guidance and criteria on the filtering criminal cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

Please be aware that Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust (CWPT) utilise a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system.

Following this, all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. All communication from CWPT will come via the TRAC system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a post within the Trust, then information will also be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note that all systems used by the Trust comply with the Data Protection regulations.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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