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Communication Development Officer

Job Reference: 130-ACS229-1218

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Learning Disabilities
Swansea Community Learning Disability Team, Swansea
£20,150 to £23,363 per annum

Welcome to ABM University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

ABM University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.


From 1st April 2019, the responsibility for providing healthcare services for people in the Bridgend County Borough Council area will move from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to Cwm Taf University Health Board. Therefore the above post and successful candidate may be transferred to Cwm Taf University Health Board as of 1st April 2019. The consultation and subsequent transfer of employees will take place in line with TUPE regulations and the NHS All Wales Organisational Change Policy. Please refer to the link below 'Cwm Taf transfer Information'.

Come and join our enthusiastic team of 17 Speech and Language Therapists and 5 Communication Development Officers working in South Wales.

You will be based in the Swansea Community Learning Disability Team, where you will be working closely with the 2 Speech and Language Therapists based there. We believe that communication is the key to inclusion and you will play a major role in developing and supporting the Inclusive Communication Initiative across the Swansea locality. You will be working with adults in a variety of settings using a range of interventions and will need to be innovative and flexible in your approach to work. You will need experience in using software to create resources. The teams are multi-disciplinary and work with a range of other organisations such as Local Authority, education, voluntary and private organisations and so you must have the ability to work confidently with others within the scope of your competencies.

Can you answer YES to the following questions?
• Do you enjoy working with adults with a range of abilities, (transition from school to old age)?
• Have you any experience of working to support the communication needs of people with learning disabilities?
• Do you want to help people achieve their potential?
• Are you creative, enthusiastic, flexible in your working style and enjoy a challenge?
• Are you computer literate and enthusiastic about using/developing technologies creatively?

If so we can offer you:-
• Regular team meetings and a high level of peer support.
• Regular supervision and appraisal.
• Support for personal development.
• Flexible working arrangements.
• Car leasing scheme.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Christine Griffiths, Head of SaLT MH&LD
Tel: 01656 753412/07815 805967

Katrina McLaughlin, Clinical Lead for SaLT, Swansea Locality
Tel: 01792 614100/07970 438964



Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

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These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing in line with current Data Protection Legislation especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). As an organisation, we ensure that the legislation defining confidentiality is observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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.

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