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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2021.

Speech & Language Therapist - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-CS934

Solent NHS Trust
Children's Therapy Service
£24,907 - £30,615 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

We are excited to offer this part-time, fixed term opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic therapist to join our friendly team in South West Hampshire!

We are a large, dynamic and integrated therapy team which includes a number of specialist therapists and clinical pathway leads for the wider Hampshire area. We offer a thorough induction, supported by a robust supervision structure with joint working across the team as well as a timetable that incorporates a range of development opportunities. This post would be suitable for a newly-qualified practitioner and specific guidance is available to support the achievement of RCSLT competencies.

You will be based locally within the South West Hampshire Locality, working across clinics, preschools and/or mainstream schools as required, with the opportunity to gain experience via supported rotations into more specialist settings; visits to families’ homes may occasionally be required where clinically appropriate.

You will hold a specific, relevant degree-level qualification, have experience of working with children and show a proactive, enthusiastic approach to learning within this role.

You will be flexible, friendly and willing to work closely with others, both within therapies and as part of a multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of the clinical service. You will be keen to manage a basic caseload independently, identifying and seeking support as required.

You will have excellent foundation skills including a basic working knowledge of everyday clinical assessments and therapeutic interventions, and be confident to use a range of familiar assessment tools; you will be able to communicate with others in a warm and accessible way.

A Speech & Language Therapy degree, RCSLT and HCPC membership are essential requirements for this position.

This post is fixed-term to cover maternity leave in the first instance, with the possibility that it could be extended in future.

If you would like further information or to informally discuss this role, please contact: Rhiann Owen (Speech and Language Therapy Clinical Co-Ordinator) on 07795 811 290 or at


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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