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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Adult, Community
Start Date:
NHS Orkney
Job Ref:

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Job Ref: NO17717
Kirkwall Health Centre
Band 6 £26,830 - £35,933 plus Distant Islands Allowance
Full Time: 37.5 hours Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team. We have recently carried out improvement and development work and are now looking to enhance our Speech and Language Therapy Team. This post involves supporting adults, young people and children with developmental and acquired conditions. There is opportunity to work with a diverse range of communication difficulties and dysphagia management.

The successful candidate will have experience working with adults, young people and children in a clinical setting. We offer excellent In-service training, strong clinical supervision and regular peer support. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work autonomously are essential for this post as is the need for the post holder to hold a full driving licence. The post involves travel to islands by plane and ferry.

There is the possibility of recruiting to this post as a development opportunity depending on the suitability of applicants and their particular interests and circumstances. The post comes with a relocation package dependent upon hours and eligibility. Local accommodation for sale or lease is usually advertised locally. We will provide links to estate agents and leasing agencies and assistance will be provided if available.

Lying off the northern coast of Scotland, between John O’Groats and the Shetland Isles, Orkney is an archipelago of over 70 beautiful islands, 17 of which are inhabited. The total population is approximately 22,000 with most people living on the Mainland. The excellent ferry and air connections make travel to the Scottish mainland quite easy. There is a rich archaeological history to be explored, as well as many outdoor pursuits, including diving in Scapa Flow, kayaking, walking, cycling, bird watching, and many more.

Orcadian culture is rich, with music and arts and crafts well represented. Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity – Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, good leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery.

For more information on this post please contact Lesley Joy Fidler or Elizabeth Morris, Speech and Language Therapy, on 01856 888239 or E-mail: or, Follow the link for more job details and to apply online, Closing date for applications: 26th March 2018

This post is subject to a PVG Scheme Record Check.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
NHS Orkney
Tel: 01856 888239
Contact: Lesley Joy Fidler

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