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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2022.

Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 449-AS01007

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Community Speech & Language Therapy
£40,057 - £45,839 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

Are you an experienced Speech and Language Therapist looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills and intradisciplinary models of working within our inpatient services?

Southampton inpatient services within Solent NHS Trust are undergoing an extensive transformation, bringing all inpatient rehabilitation onto one site (Western Community Hospital) with the aim of becoming a centre of excellence. This post will provide the opportunity to lead on service developments and work at the heart of the intradisciplinary team.

You will be the Lead SLT for inpatient care, based at the Western Community Hospital on the outskirts of Southampton City Centre. This site houses both the Kite Unit (neuropsychiatric) and Snowdon Neurorehabilitation Unit. There are also two general rehabilitation wards currently located at the Royal South Hants site.

Your role will be to deliver inpatient care for clients with a range of conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, or stroke; drive forward with service developments; provide management and support to more junior staff/students and deputise for the manager.

As a member of the team, you will be provided with opportunities to develop your CPD portfolio, with both external and internal opportunities. You will have monthly clinical supervision and line management and regular peer support sessions.

You will maintain close links with the wider SLT service, as we provide input to the following areas; the Home Enteral Nutrition team (HEN), Early Supported Discharge Teams (ESD) and Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team (CNRT) and general Outpatient service. We also share close links with the Adult SLT service in Portsmouth and at University Hospital Southampton, which provides an opportunity to share learning initiatives and service developments.

You must hold a professional registration with the HCPC and RCSLT. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

Join us to help us achieve our goal of delivering personalised communication and dysphagia care to a wide range of adult client groups!

For more information, please contact Natalie Windebank ( or phone Natalie on: 0300 123 3948

Job Specific Location/Base:Western Community Hospital

Hours per week: 22.5

Confirmed Interview DateWithout Interview dates:17th June 2022


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. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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