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Highly Specialised Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 199-M11268-A

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Croydon Health Services, croydon
£42,313-£48,515 inc of HCA pa

About Croydon Health Services

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist -

Band 7

An opportunity has arisen for us to advertise a full-time Band 7 Speech Language Therapy post in our Adult Service. The role is situated in our Croydon Adult Community Out-Patient and Domiciliary Speech and Language Therapy Service. The bases are at Croydon University Hospital and Broad Green Centre, Lodge Road.

You will join a supportive network of Speech and Language Therapists who work in the Community and Acute settings.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge in assessment, treatment and management of patients who have acquired communication and swallowing problems following neurological events working in out-patient and Domiciliary settings. Skills in Voice Therapy would be advantageous for this post, as we have many referrals from our ENT colleagues.

The post holder will be working in the hospital and Community as needed, reflecting the integrated care approach to our patients. We work closely with our therapy and medical colleagues.

The post holder will receive excellent support from the Service and a firm commitment to continuing professional development. The Speech and Language Therapy Service in Croydon has Reflective Practice groups arranged, regular in-service meetings and a good social support network.

Croydon is a dynamic town with links to Central London and the South Coast. The town centre has excellent shopping and entertainment facilities.

If you are interested in the above posts and would like information, please contact; Mary O’Hara, Operational Clinical Lead and Professional Lead for Adult SLT, Caroline Jeffries-Shaw or Stephanie Russell, SLT on 020 8401 3103


Interview will be held on : week commencing 16th September 2019


For further details / informal visits contact:

Mary O'Hara - Operational Clinical Lead

Tel :020 8401 3103

email :

Further Information


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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.

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