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Speech and Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time, Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 6, Band 7
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Orchard Hill College
Job Ref:

Salary: Band 7: For the right candidate, depending on experience, salary will be awarded in line with NHS/AFC pay scale for Band 7.

Band 6: For the right candidate, depending on experience, salary will be awarded in line with NHS/AFC pay scale for Band 6.

Hours and Location:
36 hours, 5 days per week, all year around, working at New Malden, KT3 3HY(4 days) and Beddington, CR0 4PW (1 day).
14.40 hours, 2 days per week, all year around, working at Wandsworth, SW17 7DF.
(Flexible working, Job share will be considered).

Why work at Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust?

What makes working at OHC&AT uniquely rewarding is that we are a family of College centres and schools, fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities and we are all passionately committed about putting the students and their individual outcomes at the heart of everything we do. We have locations across London to suit your individual needs. We currently have 4 regional hubs - North West London/Slough, South West London, Sutton and Croydon and Surrey & Sussex.

You will be joining a College with an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and a successful Therapy team that works in partnership with lecturers/teachers and support staff to support our learners in accessing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as liaising with parents/carers and other external professionals and

Due to recent expansion we are looking for Speech and Language Therapists to join us, so whatever your current band we would be delighted to hear from you. You are welcome to speak to our HR Department for further information prior to application.

Students within Orchard Hill College have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including complex autism; speech, language and communication difficulties and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.

We require Speech and Language Specialists (Band 6) to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team (including Physiotherapists, OT’s and Music Therapists). You will work closely with the teaching staff, helping to integrate therapy and learning objectives, as well as supporting teaching staff in delivering therapy programmes/groups and use of specialised equipment. You will also deliver training to other staff. Band 6 Therapists will be responsible to and supported by the Band 7 equivalent Speech and Language Therapist as well as the Lead for Therapies.

We can offer you:
• Line management and clinical supervision
• A programme of continuing professional development
• A supportive team
• Opportunities to develop skills and competencies in working with students with a range of ages and diagnoses within the academy trust
• 40 days annual leave for full time
• Local Government Pension

For more information or to arrange a visit to meet our students and to see why we are so proud of our work, please contact Shikara Rajballi our Head of Therapy on 0345 402 0453 or 07983589596.

To apply for the role, please visit to download an application form and view complete Job Description and Person Specification.

Once complete, please send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: Monday 4 January 2021, 5 p.m.

Interview: Thursday 14 January 2021.
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body in these circumstances, would not satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Orchard Hill College
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Contact: Orchard Hill College

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