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Speech and Language Therapist

East of England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Central Bedfordshire Council
Job Ref:

£30,141 - £35,430 per annum pro rata
37 hours per week
Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Contract: Fixed Term Contract / Secondment

We would like to offer this fantastic opportunity of working as a Speech and Language Therapist. This role supports the ambitions of Central Bedfordshire Council through the promotion of collaborative and integrated working, ensuring that children and families receive a good service when they need it.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Central Bedfordshire’s SEND Service for a project promoting early intervention and inclusion in mainstream schools. The role will enable schools to identify, target and support children and young people with underlying speech, language and communication needs. This is a specific project for one year that will involve working with a range of partners and professionals to create a sustainable program / resource to improve outcomes for children and young people across the primary and secondary phases of education. This is a unique and diverse role involving training, networking, multi-agency working requiring an innovative and creative approach.

To take on this role, you must be a qualified speech and language therapist with experience of working with school aged children with an interest in inclusive, universal practice. This project will form part of a wider local authority initiative focusing on early intervention in mainstream schools, forming part of a team of professionals including specialist teachers, school staff, SEND officers, educational psychologists and early years specialists. You will be an effective communicator with a solution-focused approach, able to form relationships easily, with an enthusiastic and energetic approach to your work.
Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver an inclusive offer to all our children and young people in Central Bedfordshire. 

Closing Date:  31st January 2019

To apply please visit

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Hero Slinn at hero.slinn@central or on 0300 300 5546.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact:  The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records. 

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.


Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Central Bedfordshire Council
Tel: 0300 300 5546
Contact: Hero Slinn

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