Lead Speech & Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
September 2021
Brompton Academy
Job Ref:

Start date: September 2021

The University of Kent Academies Trust is seeking a Lead Speech and Language Therapist with established or developing leadership skills who can deliver a highly specialist input. This role is for 37 hours per week, term time only, plus 3 weeks to be worked during school closure periods, and is being offered on a permanent basis. The salary offered is equivalent to Band 7.

As a Lead Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), you will ensure effective delivery of the Speech and Language Therapy service through professional leadership, operational management, supervision and guidelines to Speech and Language Therapy staff. You will have the opportunity to shape and develop a growing service with the opportunity to redesign service delivery. For this role, you will be a fully qualified SLT with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working autonomously as a clinician in the service area of school-aged children.

The role involves working within our current inclusion team to deliver a specialist integrated speech, language and communication service to secondary-aged SEND students. The Lead SLT will work jointly with the SLT, departmental specialists and mainstream colleagues to provide a high-quality, efficient and effective service to our students.

The role of the Lead SLT is vital for a significant number of our students, particularly for those students with EHCPs and/or underlying SLCN in mainstream and in our specialist provision, the Eliot Centre which is based at Brompton Academy. You will have the opportunity to develop special areas of interest in SLCN and will be able to access suitable CPD to develop your role and professional practice.

We are looking for a vibrant and energetic individual who wants to make a difference to the lives of our students and who will engage with working as part of a highly committed and effective team. You will need to be confident, resilient, approachable and a good communicator as you will be required to liaise with students, staff, parents/carers and outside agencies. The successful candidate will be expected to work with students from upper Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5, and to support and provide training to empower our staff to integrate specialist interventions and techniques into the classroom.

The successful applicant will be coming to a multi-academy trust-wide supportive learning environment characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic (and down-to-earth) leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer: https://www.universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-with-ukat


In order to follow social distancing guidance, visits to the Academy are not possible at this time, but we would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you. To arrange such a discussion, or for any other queries about the role, please email recruitment@universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk

For further information, to download our application form or to send us your CV, please visit our website: http://www.bromptonacademy.org.uk/
Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and, therefore, we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age and a newly qualified practitioner would be considered for the role if they were seen to be the right candidate.

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

The University of Kent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Brompton Academy
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Contact: Portia Young

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