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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/07/2022.

Assistive Technology Clinical Specialist (SLT)

Job Reference: 163-2589E-06-22

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Assistive Technology
£40,057 to £45,839

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.



£40,057 - £45,839 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 7)



This is an opportunity to join a dedicated, motivated, exciting and supportive specialised assistive technology team. Our team has an excellent national and international reputation for quality, innovation and research and development. We deliver regional services for communication aids and environmental control across the Yorkshire and Humber region and are directly commissioned by NHS England as a specialised service.


This post is for a Speech and Language Therapist to work as an Assistive Technology Clinical Specialist to cover maternity leave within the team.


We are looking for candidates with experience in AAC assessment and provision but as a fixed term position this is also a great opportunity for applicants wishing to apply as a training post (Annex 21 in AfC). As a training post, you would be expected to develop the knowledge, experience and skills in assistive technology required through a period of supported experience in the role. If applying for the training post, please state this clearly on your application.


If successful, you will be working across Yorkshire and Humber in assessing the needs of children and adults around the use of communication aids and environmental controls (including computer access equipment). You will help deliver the high-quality services to our clients that they expect. You will be responsible for making recommendations for appropriate equipment provision and will work with in-house technologists and company representatives to ensure this is effectively provided. You will also work with local teams in delivering training and other support.


If you are highly motivated, a great team player and passionate about the use of assistive technology and working with people with disabilities then please look at our website and apply!

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail.Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).The cost of the DBS will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Please note that these charges are not applicable for roles band 5 and below.


As from 6th April 2022 the charges will be:


Standard Check:£18.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one-off payment.

Enhanced Check:£38.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £13.69 deduction from 1st months’ salary, then deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 13th July 2022

Interview to be held on: 28th & 29th July 2022

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-2589E-06-22


Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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