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

Specialist SLT

Job Reference: 470-22-156-TS

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Children's SLT
Newport, Isle of Wight
Band 6 - Starting: £32,306

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Until further notice, all patients and visitors to Isle of Wight Trust sites will be required to wear a face covering.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleague and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist


0.5 wte (18.75 hours per week)

Are you a Speech & Language Therapist looking for a chance to establish your skills or for an opportunity to further develop your skills as part of a highly motivated, dynamic and supportive SLT team, on the beautiful Isle of Wight, situated a few miles off the English South Coast?

Are you committed to the Speech & Language Therapy profession and keen to provide a high quality effective service to children and families to improve the children’s outcomes?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, you could be one of the people we are looking for to join us on the Isle of Wight.

This role requires a flexible and innovative Speech & Language Therapist to work within a dedicated Children’s SLT team and is committed to supporting children and families with communication and feeding difficulties.


This B6 post is a specialist generalist SLT primarily working with preschool and reception age children. We would also consider applications from a B5 SLT with a keen interest in developing a specialism in working with children with speech, language and communication difficulties.


It is an opportunity to work alongside highly specialist therapists across other disciplines and you would have the opportunity to participate in service development to support implementation and delivery of an effective needs led service with the Children’s Therapies Cluster Lead as well as the rest of the Speech and Language Therapy team.

The Speech and Language Therapy Service provides an excellent clinical supervision programme, active professional development, service development working parties and actively supports student placements from a number of Universities.

You will need to/have:

  • Relevant qualifications and current registration with HCPC
  • Current clean, full driving license
  • A combination of relevant skills, experience and knowledge in a range of presentations and settings.
  • Contribute to the development of the Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • Demonstrate high-level written and oral (including telephone and teletherapy/video calling) communication skills
  • Be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of quality care and evidence based practice
  • Demonstrate a high level of organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work within the Values and Visions framework of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust
  • A genuine wish to live on a Beautiful Island (with good ferry connections to the mainland)

The Isle of Wight NHS is committed to personal development via supervision, a friendly network of colleagues, post-graduate and in-service training as well as support for CPD.


You would be based within a friendly and supportive Children’s Therapies Team at St Mary’s Hospital, in an NHS Trust with a commitment to personal development and in-service training. This post requires travelling to pre-schools/schools, children’s centres and other community settings, so a car driver is essential.


Interviews will be held via Microsoft teams or face to face in a suitable space.


If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Isle of Wight NHS Trust at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.


Contract: 18.75 hrs Permanent

Salary: Band 6


Please make any informal enquiries to:


Becca Burr Cluster Lead for Children’s Therapies

Amie Hotchin Highly Specialist SLT


01983 822099 ext. 6152 (Becca Burr) or 534502 (Amie Hotchin)


Important information

  • There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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  • Employment at Isle of Wight NHS Trust is offered subject to a successful Probationary Period.

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1) Confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

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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