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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/07/2020.

Professional and Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)

Job Reference: 200-CWFPZ-2159467-SMB-A

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
£60,058 - £68,891 pa inc


Professional and Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist

1.0 WTE

Banding: 8b

Two year fixed-term contract

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced SLT to provide strategic and professional leadership across the Speech and Language Therapy services for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working with the clinical lead SLTs to plan, implement service development and support service delivery of highly specialist, evidence based care across the Trust. Services to be managed include:

Head & Neck Cancer – WTE 0.6 8a, 3.6 SLTs, 0.3 SLTA

Voice Disorders (across St George’s Hospital and St John’s Therapy Centre) – WTE 0.6 8a, 0.8 SLTs, 0.3 SLTA

Acute & Senior health – WTE 0.6 8a, 5.8 SLTs, 0.3 SLTA

Neurosciences - WTE 0.6 8a, 8.9 SLTs, 1.1 SLTA

Neurorehabilitation (The Wolfson, inpatient and outpatient services, across St George’s Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton) – WTE 0.8 8a, 6.6 SLTs, 1.0 SLT

You will also offer professional support to local Community (based at Queen Mary’s Hospital and St John’s Therapy Centre) and Paediatric SLT Services. Cross site working is essential.

Key duties include having oversight of clinical governance for SLT services, demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of current national policies and agendas, including RCSLT professional practice, HCPC guidance and research priorities and embedding these within the service. The post holder will also have direct responsibility for the Instrumental Dysphagia services, including videofluoroscopy clinics at St Georges and Queen Mary’s Hospitals and the FEES clinics at St Georges Hospital, together with support from the clinical lead SLTs.

The post holder will represent the SLT service at Trust Governance, Care Group and Board meetings and demonstrate skills in dealing with high level information, challenging situations and complex issues to ensure safe and reliable SLT service delivery within the Trust

The post holder will be supported with continuing professional development and as part of a motivated and progressive department within a large teaching Trust. There will be the opportunity to access training, lead on quality improvement initiatives and implement Trust and NHS wide strategy.

The post holder will report to and be supported by the Chief Therapist and AHP Lead, and have strong links with the Therapies Management


For further details / informal visits contact:

For additional information about this post please contact Gemma Stott (Chief Therapist) via email:


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We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email.

If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:

- The machine readable zone
- An ultra violet image
- An infra red image

As part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require atleast one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

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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