Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Hospital wards
Start Date:
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

This 12-month part-time (21 hours) post is a specialist role working with children with severe developmental language disorder (DLD), and severe speech disorder in Atkinson Road Primary Age Speech and Language Additionally Resourced Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. We welcome applications from Speech and Language Therapists with significant experience of working with children with severe speech and language disorders in educational settings, and in-depth knowledge of a range of relevant assessment and intervention approaches.

Applicants must be confident and skilled at working as part of a multidisciplinary team with educational professionals and families to support children’s speech and language needs. The postholder will be part of our large and dynamic team, and will be, well supported through regular team meetings, line-management, clinical supervision, peer supervision, joint working and meetings with the specialist therapist from the other Speech and Language ARC. We support ongoing CPD opportunities for our staff, including access to regional Clinical Excellent Networks.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for the essential and desirable criteria for the role.

Part Time: 21 hours/week

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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