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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 234-18-CS2438

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, in Ear Nose and Throat and Head & Neck Cancer Services.

Following the successful bid for Macmillan Funding, we are looking for an experienced, highly motivated specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our Head and Neck Cancer team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. You will be joining a strong team of specialist ENT speech and language therapists, who are well established and with a fantastic reputation throughout the hospital. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital forms part of the East of England Cancer Alliance and is the main Head and Neck Cancer site for Norfolk, Waveney and East Suffolk.

As part of this role experience of working with a head and neck caseload is essential. Undertaking videofluoroscopy, FEES, managing patients with tracheostomies and surgical voice restoration is also a requirement of this post. The department is well equipped with its own endoscopy equipment and has a well-established surgical voice restoration service. We also actively participate in joint head and neck clinics and radiotherapy clinics. A commitment to service development is also necessary to the head and neck team and wider SLT service.

You will join a supportive and motivated department and will have access to a number of specialists, including: Voice, Critical Care, Older People’s Medicine and Stroke. The team are enthusiastic and innovative and are committed to evidence based practice. Regular team meetings, support and supervision ensure a high quality of service is provided by you and the team as a whole. The team also has strong links with the University of East Anglia, including the School of Health Sciences, including the undergraduate SLT degree course and Medical School. These links offer exciting opportunities for professional and personal development and are actively encouraged together with Macmillan funded training and CPD.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: 28th February 2019

Open for applications: 30th January 2019

Close for applications: 18th February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Estcourt - Head & Neck SLT Team Lead

Tel: 01603 646004


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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