Head of Profession for Speech and Language Therapy

South West England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 8
Specialist areas:
Hospital wards, Outpatient departments
Start Date:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Job Ref:

Base Edward Jenner Court
Hours per week Up to 37.5 hours

An exciting senior leadership opportunity within Speech and Language Therapy has become available within Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The Head of Profession for Speech and Language Therapy is an important senior position within the organisation and will deliver robust professional leadership and engagement, drive high standards of care, and quality outcomes for the people we serve. The post holder will provide strong, positive and visible leadership through a collaborative, creative, motivational, and problem-solving approach. They will drive a culture of continuous quality improvement, innovation and best patient experience. Our AHP leaders are well-respected across the system and you will be well-supported by dynamic and experienced colleagues.
Working as part of the senior leadership team across the whole range of services in the organisation, this post requires collaborative working with a range of operational, professional and corporate colleagues to ensure that the profession continues to deliver outstanding care and is equipped to meet the new and emerging opportunities ahead of us. They will live their values and be a role model for highly credible and compassionate clinical leadership.

The post holder will lead the development of evidence-based best practice, including innovative and evolving Speech and Language Therapy roles within the Trust and wider system. They will support the Trust’s commitment to outstanding standards of quality governance. They will contribute to the development of the Integrated Care System’s AHP Strategy and ensure the delivery of the SLT actions to support this. The post holder will identify service priorities and set/monitor quality standards for clinical practice, ensuring that our workforce has the right skills and support to deliver high quality services.
The post holder will meaningfully and effectively engage our Speech and Language Therapy workforce in order to support job satisfaction and best patient experience and outcomes. They will ensure that our workforce is developed and empowered to contribute to quality improvement and innovation within the Trust and across the system.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
For further details on this vacancy please contact Lauren Edwards, Deputy Director of Therapies and Quality. Email: Lauren.Edwards@ghc.nhs.uk or 07809 861042.

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from BAME, LGBTQ and disabled candidates.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Closing date: 13/08/2021

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff, the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.
Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.

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Contact Details:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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