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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 841-19-004-BJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Speech & Language Therapy Team
Various Locations in Gloucestershire
£30,401-£37,627 pro rata per annum

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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Adults)

Band 6

Salary: £30,401-£37,267 pro rata per annum

Hours: Various Hours Available

Location: Acute Hospitals/ Brian Injury Team/Community in Gloucestershire

Due to a recent review of the provision for Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) across the county, we now have a number of full and part time positions available in a variety of locations.

We have a number of sessions available which allow a degree of flexibility in creating your perfect job in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire.

We have sessions available in the Specialist Brian Injury Team, or working on the acute wards or out in the community. These can be combined, in either full or part time posts for the preferred candidate.

The posts are ideal for individuals who wish to grow and develop into an autonomous role yet still be regularly supported by a senior colleague who will work with you to develop service provision You will be encouraged and supported to develop your skills and knowledge in the specialist area. You will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to optimise patient’s rehabilitation.

You will need to be able to work independently on a day to day basis, using your skills to make decisions about caseloads and their management. It is important that you build upon the good working relationships and promote the SLT service locally.

The successful post holders will have the opportunity to work with a SLT assistant and rehabilitation assistants as required.

You will have peer support and receive line management from a senior SLT within the team. Training and CPD opportunities are actively encouraged.

Gloucestershire Care Services support the professional development of its staff. The SLT department operates regular peer review meetings for developing staff, journal club and regular CPD and departmental meetings are held with opportunities to develop knowledge and skills. Full induction and training opportunities will be given for this post.

All applicants must be able to travel across the county at short notice.

Please contact Jane Cantwell Principal Lead Speech and Language Therapist or Emma Bufton Macmillan Principal Speech and Language Therapist on 0300 422 8105 for any further details or an informal discussion.

This vacancy is subject to an Enhanced disclosure with barring for adults. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.


Interviews will take place on 15th May 2019

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

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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