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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 841-19-165-BR

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Adults Speech and Language Therapy Service - Countywide Team
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
£30,401-£37,267 pro rata per annum

In September 2017, we announced that our Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and (2gether) were planning to join together. From October 2019, we hope to be one organisation providing integrated community mental health, physical health and learning disabilities services. The new Trust will be called Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

We are already working closely together but the benefits we really want for our communities can best be achieved if we become a single trust, delivering outstanding integrated physical and mental health care.

The aim of the proposed merger is to improve our services and ensure we are providing the most appropriate and seamless information, support and treatment for people with mental health issues, physical health problems or learning disabilities. It will mean we can help people as a ‘whole person’, not just separate conditions or symptoms. As healthcare professionals in the new Trust, you will be able to ensure better outcomes for service users which we know is really important to all clinical, medical and support professionals alike. For colleagues, it will also provide more opportunity to develop and realise your potential.

While our overall name will become Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, services in Herefordshire will be given their own, separate, name, which will be Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services.

The details of the merger will be finalised early September and the Trusts hope to be one organisation from 1st October 2019.

Both Trusts are high performing with ‘good’ CQC ratings and strong financial foundations.

Voice Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and Language Therapist (Adults)


Salary: £30,401-£37,267 (Pro Rata)

Hours: 22.5 Hours per week

Location: Gloucester Royal Hospital

Due to relocation of the current post holder and a service review we have an exciting opportunity for a therapist with a specialist interest in voice to come and join our team.

The post is ideal for an individual who wishes 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 of voice. You will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with ENT to optimise patient’s rehabilitation.

There may be the opportunity to develop skills in running a joint Voice Clinic with a singing teacher and working with transgender clients. ENT and SLT clinics run on a weekly basis and you would be expected to attend these. Group and individual therapy sessions are offered to clients and we are currently piloting remote groups via You Tube.

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.

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 post is subject to an Enhanced check with an Adult Barring List check. 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 Wednesday 11th September 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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