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SLT transformation Project Manager

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-168-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Woodhouse Health Centre
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist to design a service that they know will really make a difference for our patients!

Our Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service is in the middle of an exciting redesign. As part of this we are looking at how we might deliver services in different ways across health and social care. The goal is to be the most effective for our patients and to increase the skills and knowledge of settings and services that our patients access. Due to new funding are able to offer a rare and exciting opportunity of a transformation project manager to lead on this work with the support of senior management.

The post is for 10-12 months to explore areas identified through a joint provider City wide Quality Improvement project and to help re-imagine service delivery

The areas of care that we are looking at are:

Care home model including liaison with care home quality teams
Domiciliary frailty including respiratory
Possible development of a 48 hour response service
Possible use of telecare
Relationships with community dietetics
Dementia services including developing closer working with current citywide dementia services.

The successful candidate will review demand, potential delivery models and opportunities for joint working with other stakeholders to further develop a model of specialist expertise and delivery of clinical outcomes.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Clinical Head of Service and will be based within the Community Speech and Swallowing Team. The team will support the development of the project by sharing experience and learning and by contributing from their champion areas

Leeds Community Healthcare has an excellent service improvement team who can share learning and resources regarding project management and service development.

We want this to be a clinically lead project so the service is grown from experience of clinicians. For this reason we are looking for a qualified Speech and Language Therapist with at least 3 years experience. They must be able to practice dysphagia autonomously and have experience of working with adults with acquired language and eating and drinking difficulties. They will have worked in community settings with patient groups such as those who are frail and elderly, have dementia or are end of life. The preferred candidate will have experience of working in care homes.

The candidate will have knowledge and experience of qualitative service improvement and experience of working across agencies and teams.

This post would be open to candidates who are interested in working full-time or half time to share the project. We may be able to offer this post as a secondment opportunity depending on agreement from the candidate's current employer.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

If you are applying on a secondment basis, please ensure you have the approval of your Line Manager prior to applying.


If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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

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