Programme Lead for Children & Families

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
The British Stammering Association
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The expanding STAMMA team need an SLT who can design our one-to-many support programmes for children and young adults who stammer and those who support them. With potentially over a million children stammering at some point, we need to scale up how we deliver information and resources.  


Information & Communication

■    Review information, identify gaps and ensure we have accessible data available for our audiences including SLTs, schools, parents, teenagers and children on the approaches, therapies, courses and tools available to children and young adults who stammer in the UK including different media - leaflets, website information, videos, webinars etc.

■    Develop and maintain regular channels of information for our audiences – email bulletins and social media, so we provide an easily accessible, reliable and consistent resource for support and information.

■    Coordinate STAMMA’s new ‘Windows into Therapy’.  This will be a series of webinars, one to ones and panel interviews with SLTs in the field, and provide a window into this world for parents, adults who stammer and those aspiring or training to be SLTs.

Support, Monitoring & Evaluation

■    Develop proposals on how we can better support our audiences – parents, children, teenagers, teachers, SLTs who work with people who stammer and develop appropriate programmes, workshops and resources.

■    Set targets and monitor activity and outcomes and produce regular reports on key workstreams for internal use and for reporting to grant funders and our members.

■    Develop funding proposals to support this work and liaise as needed with funders and the team to bring in funding streams to underpin your work.

■    Act as the designated member of staff for child protection. 

Advocacy & Communications

■    Work with the team to deliver relevant information to members - and especially parents and SLTs, so they can keep up to datewith ideas, research and opportunities.

■    Work closely with the CEO and advocate on behalf of STAMMA when necessary, to the third sector, the NHS, the media or government agencies.

■    Brief the CEO and staff team regularly on current issues and relevant evidence in relation to therapies and interventions around stammering.

■    Liaise with specialists and professionals in the field of stammering and children and maintain good communications with all third sector players in the field.

■    Brief journalists, government officials and funders on stammering as required.

Work with Programme Lead for Adults

■    Ensure we provide specific information and a welcome for those with acquired stammering as well as those who can hide their stammer.

■    Fill in for Programme Lead for Adults when necessary.

■    Represent STAMMA to media, stakeholders and influencers as needed.

The above list is not exhaustive, and the postholder will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grade of the post. 


This is our wishlist of who we’d like to fill the post:


■     In this job it is essential that you know your way around setting targets and know how to monitor, evaluate and report on projects.

■     If you’re going to scale up our support and information you’ll absolutely need to be able to write in a succinct, jargon free, accessible manner and provide unbiased information.

■     You’ll need to show that you can strategise, take bold decisions and try again when things don’t go to plan.

■     You’ll work well under pressure, able to cope with the dynamic environment of a small charity.

■     You’ll need to be a self starter, able to juggle shifting priorities, manage your time well and be able  to work flexible, out of office hours.


■     You’ll have experience as a SLT specialising in stammering assessment and management in children.  Ideally, you’ll also have hands-on experience of developing services, programmes  and training.

■     You’ll have a recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

■     You’ll also be a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and have evidence of attendance at relevant courses and/or active membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Networks.

■     It would be great if you have commissioning experience, and experience of managing staff and volunteers.

■     You’ll know how to carry out critical appraisal and provide easy to understand reports and information.


■     You’ll have a strong grasp of the causes of stammering, current debates, and an awareness of the range of support, approaches and therapies available for children and young adults.

■     You will be a team player, authoritative, approachable, compassionate, imaginative, pragmatic.  You have good judgement, you are motivated and can motivate and empower others. 

In essence, you’ll have expertise in working with children who stammer, and the dynamism to find ways of delivering information and services which can be easily accessed by many.  You’ll be good at networking and have a great writing style.  You can inspire others, you’ll also be damned ambitious and creative, interested in using every channel open to you to create change.

If you think you fit the bill, more or less, then apply.  Do please apply. We positively welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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Contact Details:
The British Stammering Association
Tel: 020 8983 1003
Contact: Jane Powell

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