Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/10/2021.

Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-103063-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Mental Health Services
£25,655 - £31,534

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

An opportunity not to be missed - suitable for a current band 5 or soon to qualify or newly qualified Speech and Language Therapists.

Do you have an interest in making a positive difference to clients who have Mental Health needs? Would you like the rare opportunity to develop skills in Huntington's Disease? Complete your dysphagia training?

Come and join our enthusiastic, supportive team who are committed to personal professional development.

We are currently seeking one Full-time Speech & Language Therapists to join our Mental Health Service.

The role will include:

  • To provide highly specialist speech and language (SLT) assessment, advice and treatment.
  • To work compassionately with service users and carers to achieve identified goals and to promote independence and well-being, within a person-centred framework.
  • To manage a defined caseload of patients.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the SLT service within a designated team.
  • To provide expertise in a highly specialist area and to offer advice and consultation on clients care to other members of the team and external agencies.
  • To work within the professional practice guidelines.
  • To work and act as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting each patient in the achievement of their planned outcomes.

In return we provide

  • A highly supportive team, including supervision
  • A comprehensive induction programme
  • An opportunity to be dysphagia trained
  • An opportunity to develop your skills in both Huntington's Disease mental health in-patient services

Please note that driving is essential for the role

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Gold
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Stonewall Top 100 Employer 2016