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Senior Speech & Language Therapist - Secondment/Fixed Term opportunity

Job Reference: 449-AS0710

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Community Speech & Language Therapy
Southampton and New Forest
£30,401 - £37,267 p.a. pro rata

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

Secondment or fixed term opportunity available

As a result of forthcoming maternity leave, we are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Speech & Language Therapist to join our innovative and dedicated service.

You will be based at the Western Community Hospital on the outskirts of Southampton. Your role will be to provide rehabilitation to clients with a range of mainly progressive neurological conditions (e.g. MND, MS, HD).Rehabilitation will be carried out in people’s homes and you will be working closely with other members of the MDT, including Dietitians, Physiotherapists and Neuropsychologist.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 some opportunity take part in service developments. Clinical supervision is offered in both 1:1 and group settings on a monthly basis.There will also be opportunities for peer support.The post holder must have an enthusiasm for team working 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.

Driving licence and access to a car is essential.

For further details/queries please contact:

Natalie Windebank/Dani Treacher onEmail: orTel No: 0300 123 3948


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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