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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2020.

Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 449-CS767

Solent NHS Trust
Child and Family West
Basingstoke and Aldershot, North Hampshire
£24,907 - £30,615 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

Would you like to be part of a large, dynamic, integrated children’s therapy service?

Are you an enthusiastic, positive and motivated person who would fit into our vibrant, supportive and forward thinking team? We pride ourselves on being ahead of the game and creating a service that ‘thinks outside of the box’. We are transforming our service and this is an exciting time to join us.

We are looking to recruit one full time Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist. We would welcome any newly qualified therapists or therapists who wish to return to practice as we are happy to support you on your journey.

This post would suit:

  • Children’s Speech and Language Therapists looking to return to practice

  • Newly qualified or about to qualify Speech and Language Therapists

We have developed an integrated model of working with Therapy teams increasingly working together to provide holistic models of care, working in the same offices as the Children’s Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services.
In addition, we have excellent working relationships with early years, schools, health and social care colleagues allowing us to share our expertise more widely and create innovative ways of working together to better meet the needs of both the child and their family.

We can support you to develop your Children’s Speech and Language Therapy skills by offering:

  • A friendly and supportive network of colleagues

  • Clinical Supervision and joint working opportunities

  • Participation at regular local Speech and Language Therapy team meetings

  • Regular specialist peer supervision with colleagues across the Solent NHS region

  • Termly professional training and update days with colleagues across the Solent NHS region

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Support to achieve your competencies: if appointed prior to qualification we would offer Band 4 assistant position until registration is achieved.

About Solent NHS

Since 1 May 2014 we have been the providers of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy to children and young people 0-19 years across the county of Hampshire including the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth.

We have a telephone advice line, a Schools Therapy Resource Pack, provide INSET training and receive excellent feedback from the Friends and Family Test.

We value our staff highly and offer full induction, clinical supervision and appraisal, CPD/training opportunities and professional, clinical, managerial and peer support.

If you would like an informal chat please call Emma Cullen, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist on 0300 300 2019.


Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

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) - pro rata for part time
  • 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
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also 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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