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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Contract type:
Interim, contract & temporary
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Acute, Adult, Community
Start Date:
NHS Orkney
Job Ref:

The Balfour
Band 6 £31,800 - £39,169 plus Distant Islands Allowance per annum pro rata
Full Time: 37.5 hours
Fixed term for 1 year to cover maternity leave within the department

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our enthusiastic, dynamic and well-established team in a remote and rural setting in order to cover a period of maternity leave.

The post holder will provide speech and language therapy input to an extremely diverse caseload. This will involve offering support to the acute adult service and will require the candidate to have completed post graduate dysphagia training and competencies. Depending on the skill set and preference of the successful candidate, this may also involve supporting children with a range of speech, language and communication needs or adults with learning disabilities.

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy/ Pathology and a minimum of two years experience working with clients with a variety of communication impairments. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work autonomously and flexibly are essential for this post as is the need for the post holder to hold a full driving licence.

Enquiries regarding this post and how this may fit with your skill set are very welcome.

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 either:
Michelle Mackie Lead Midwife/Operational Manager Tel: (01856) 888986, (01856) 873535 extension 2664 | Email: ; or
Elizabeth Morris Lead Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist Tel: (01856) 888239 | Email:

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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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