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Senior Speech & Language Therapist - Community

Job Reference: 449-AS0709

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Community Services
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a.

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Speech & Language Therapist – Community Neurological Rehabilitation

As a result of additional funding to the Adult Community Speech & Language Therapy Service in Southampton, we are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Speech & Language Therapist to join our innovative and dedicated service.

You will be based at the Royal South Hants Hospital in the centre of Southampton. Your role will be to provide rehabilitation to clients with a range of neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, CVA, dementia, head injury).Rehabilitation will be carried out in a range of settings, for example, outpatient clinics, vocational rehabilitation, groups, domiciliary visits and you will be working with other members of the MDT (e.g. urgent response service, PD Nurse Specialists, etc).You will work within a team of experienced Speech and Language Therapists to provide rehabilitation and there will be opportunities for skill development.

The successful post holder will maintain close links with the wider Community SLT service and have the opportunity take part in service developments. Clinical supervision is offered in either 1:1 or group settings on a monthly basis.There will also be opportunities for peer support.The post holder must have an enthusiasm for providing evidence-based practice and for supporting excellent client care.

The services are part of the Solent Neurological Rehabilitation Services and you will be supported by the Team leaders as well as Speech & Language Therapy colleagues. Car driver and access to a car is essential.

If you are interested in this role but you are only able to work part time or if you have any other queries about this opportunity, please contact us on the details below to discuss:

Sheena Nineham - Email: or Tel No: 0300 123 3948


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff)
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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