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Band 7 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119958-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Families Young People, Children’s and Learning Disability (FYPCLD) Directorate
Leicester/Leicestershire/ Rutland
£40,057 - £45,839 pa

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Language (Band 7) 0.6 WTE (22.5 hours)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Families, Young People, Children’s and Learning Disability (FYPCLD) Directorate for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Specialist in Language difficulties working both within the service and with local authority partners to meet the needs of children with language difficulties and developmental language disorder.

The successful candidate will have interest and experience of universal, targeted and specialist approaches in relation to language and language difficulties. They will assist in the development and monitoring of whole school approaches, maintaining effective parent partnership working as part of a balanced system to meet children’s language needs.

We are looking for a highly motivated, compassionate and skilled specialist, who brings excellent team working and energy for transformation and delivery of service to children, young people with language needs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The post holder will provide highly specialist clinical practice, supervision, and quality assurance of the competence of the service in supporting language difficulties in children and young people aged 0-19 years. This is a transformational role and the postholder will demonstrate experience and skill in providing training, coaching and development to the wider workforce to support children and young people with language needs. Additionally, the role assures leadership of the quality and safety of practice in FYPC/LD service transformation and governance, and in wider system partnerships such as regional teams and local authorities.

You will work closely with other clinical specialists, clinical leads and members of the speech and language therapy team and the wider teams, working alongside multi-agency partners to meet the diverse health needs of the population.

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To find out more about this post please contact Clare Hazeldine, Clinical Lead for Children’s Speech and Language Therapy on 078884 263870 or Liz Jackson, Family Service Manager on 07795036801.



Agile Working-

We recognise the need to develop modern working practices to enable employees to maximise their performance and productivity whilst maintaining a good work life balance. To this aim the Trust has adopted an Agile working methodology as outlined within the Trust Agile working Policy.

The post advertised falls under the Trust’s Agile working methodology, so if successful you will be appointed as an Agile Worker, and will need to work to the Trusts Agile working policy. Talk to the recruiting manager about what this means in practice for you.


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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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