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Speech & Language Therapist

Greater London
Contract type:
NHS band:
Band 6, Band 7
Specialist areas:
Community, Education, Paediatric, Other specialist area, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
UP - Unlocking Potential
Job Ref:

Key Details:

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours pw) or Part Time working week considered. Both Full Time and Term Time (based on 40 weeks per year) considered

Salary: In line with NHS Pay Band Grade 6. Circa £38k. Plus Recruitment Incentive allowance of £3,000 (pro-rata) for first 2 years

Location: Based at Inner London Head Office with travel across inner London Schools

Start date: ASAP

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity for a SALT who is passionate about supporting all children to achieve their full potential. The children we typically support in the Schools Programme are those with social communication needs and mild to moderate difficulties in school. These are the children that don’t meet the criteria for community paediatric and CAMHS services and are often at significant risk of developing mental health and behavioural difficulties later on in life. At our own special school, we support children with a range of complex needs which are outlined in their EHCP's.

This is a newly created role and there is real opportunity for you to make it your own. We are looking for someone interested in working in an innovative, self-directed and flexible way, who recognises the value of the therapeutic relationship and the power of direct therapy, as well as the need to empower those working around the children we support.

Drawing on your experience as a qualified SALT, alongside your excellent communication and mentoring skills, you will ensure that high quality Speech and Language Therapy is delivered in Primary Schools within our Schools Programme and within our own school.

Initially you will be responsible for a clinical caseload across our programmes. Later in the academic year you will also work closely with the Schools Programme Director and other staff in transitioning SALT services to a different delivery model, in which you will play a key role in supporting and mentoring final year SALT students carrying out clinical work with UP.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your clinical, service delivery, people management and leadership skills.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification please click here:

If this role is not the right fit for you, but you are a qualified SALT and you are interested in our work please submit a speculative application as we have other flexible options available (fixed-term/freelance/temporary)

How to Apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and want to be part of the important work of Unlocking Potential, please apply via our recruitment portal by sending us your CV along with a supporting statement explaining how you meet the person specification:

Interviews will take place as and when suitable applications are received

For an initial discussion about the role, or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact

General Information:

UP are committed to the safeguarding of children and all roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Our team is diverse and everyone is welcome. Our children and families and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and we value the unique contribution that each individual can bring to UP. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive team is vital to our work, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community

About Us

At Unlocking Potential our mission is to: Work within London communities to transform the life chances of children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

The Speech and Language Therapist role will work across our programmes:

Schools Programme

This is a school-based Children’s Mental Health service which benefits the whole school community. Our multi-disciplinary team provides high-quality support to children and families affected by social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), delivering flexible, timely and targeted interventions to improve emotional wellbeing and support children to thrive. We believe that early intervention improves the life chances of vulnerable children.

We work in partnership with children, parents, carers and school staff delivering interventions which best meet the children’s assessed needs. We play an important role in each school’s pastoral system in the knowledge that working together benefits the child.

The Corner School

The Corner School is our own Independent Special School. We believe that every child can learn and enjoy a fulfilling school life, regardless of their social, emotional and mental health needs. Our dedicated team of teachers, learning support assistants and therapists work together to develop personalised, dynamic support for each learner enabling them to grow in their own unique way.

We offer a safe and nurturing environment and the stability needed to gain an emotional balance and to develop their self-esteem and resilience.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
UP - Unlocking Potential
Tel: +442034057862
Contact: sasha chipperfield

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