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Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6

Job Reference: J11-45976-SLSP00-GMMH

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Nursing and Governance
Agenda for Change [AFC]

Job Title and Grade: Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6

Location/Trust: Knowsley Building, Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust

Department Covered: Nursing and Governance

Placement Ref/ID: 45976

The Role:        

We have an urgent long term placement opportunity for Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6 available at Knowsley Building, Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust 

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK. Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the Northwest. The Trust employs around 4750 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. 

Job Summary:

  • The post holder will work flexibly across a range of services providing input into both district and specialist mental health services using evidence based and person-centred principles, to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment
  • The post holder will provide SLT assessment, advice and intervention for those whose communication impairments are as a primary result of organic or functional diagnosis, and where difficulties are having a direct impact upon current health and well-being and functional ability. They will provide dysphagia assessment, advice, and intervention to stabilise and/or reduce associated clinical risks on oral intake, make recommendations regarding environment, positioning, dysphagia techniques and/or texture modification of diet and fluids
  • The post holder will be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work, working to agreed local, national, and professional standards 


To apply for this post, you will:

  • RCSLT accredited degree or equivalent certificate to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)
  • HCPC Registration
  • Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Post basic training in Dysphagia
  • Independent Dysphagia experience
  • Relevant post qualification experience working with adults with acquired neurological and mental health conditions
  • Have knowledge of assessment and management of communication impairments associated with dementia and other mental health conditions 


The post holder will:

  • To effectively examine and assess patients’ communication and/or swallowing, identify their problems and needs, and ensure that patients' medical, cognitive, psychological, social, environmental, and cultural factors are considered including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi-pathologies
  • To utilize examination and assessment findings to competently plan and carry out specialist programmes of treatment from a range of therapeutic options appropriate to each patient, using evidence-based practice
  • To take responsibility for devising specialist programmes of care for other professionals to carry out and for ensuring they are carried out appropriately
  • To provide specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients with communication and/or swallowing impairment
  • To monitor and review care plans against outcomes and adjust care plans to facilitate achievement of goals
  • To raise awareness of communication and swallowing impairments via health promotion initiatives, educational initiatives, and health fairs
  • To counsel and advise patients and/or carers as required to ensure that they are fully aware of the aims and objectives of SLT intervention
  • To produce, disseminate and update reports/guidelines regarding individual care plans to carers and other professionals 

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme 

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with , on <0144 290 2002> or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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