Greater London
Contract type:
Full time, Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 6, Band 7
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
UP - Unlocking Potential
Job Ref:

About the Roles:

Unlocking Potential is a charity working with children and young adults with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. We are looking to recruit 1-2 Speech and Language Therapists who have a passion for working with children with SEMH.

Positions available are mainstream school posts, working as part of a team of psychotherapists and occupational therapists to provide input for children with mild-moderate needs in SEMH, and time spent working in 2 independent schools (primary and secondary) for children with SEMH as a main need.
One role will be clinically focused, and involve assessing and providing input as stipulated in EHCPs as well as taking responsibility for ensuring all other SLCN needs are met in the school, including training of staff.

The other role would be at a more senior level and have additional responsibility to the above. This role would be suited to a highly specialist SaLT looking to develop skills in leadership and service development in this specialist area with some experience in supporting junior colleagues or students.

The full job description can be found here: https://up.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us-2/

Hours and Pay:

There is flexibility in working patterns (including full-time, part-time, term-time) and salaries to reflect the two available roles between £38k-£45k per annum (plus other incentives).

Location: London based schools

How to apply:

To apply for this role please submit:

• A CV
• A supporting statement (max 2 A4 pages). This should clearly demonstrate your suitability for the role, and how you meet the key criteria that has been set out within the person specification (we will be shortlisting candidates closely against the person specification).

Interviews will be arranged as applications are received and shortlisted, please don’t hesitate to make your application here: https://up.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us-2/

About Unlocking Potential:

Unlocking Potential deliver high performing therapeutic programmes and education provision for children and young people with SEMH needs. We work in collaboration with families, communities, and other partners to ensure that children and young people access the interventions they need in order to thrive.

Our Mission

We work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potential.

Our Programmes

Our services combine best practice from the fields of education, clinical excellence, career development and community organising to ensure that every child and young person can excel:

The Corner School

A special independent primary school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs. We work closely with local authorities to ensure that we can provide exceptional provision to children who require intensive, high quality specialist support to make excellent progress. It is our belief and mission that every child can learn and enjoy a fulfilling school life, regardless of their social, emotional and mental health needs.

The Schools Programme

A therapy service in primary schools across 5 London Boroughs. This service aims to ensure that children who have social, emotional or mental health needs, have access to trainee and qualified professionals to provide timely support. Clients are aged between 4 – 11 years old, and are referred to our service by their school. We offer brief and long-term work, and also provide support for parents and carers.

Roundwood School and Community Centre

An Alternative Provision for secondary school age children with an onsite community centre, based in Harlesden, Brent, which opened in Jan 2021. UP provides a Integrated Youth Offer that comprises therapy, mentoring family support work and employability support for our older young people.


•For an initial discussion about the role contact olivia.mayland@up.org.uk or 07384 890384 or if you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact sasha.chipperfield@up.org.uk, Head of HR.

• 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.

•We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, and this position will require an Enhanced Disclosure with Barred list check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

•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. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background

•Candidate data is processed in line with UP’s privacy notice and Data Protection Policy.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
UP - Unlocking Potential
Tel: 07539884203
Contact: sasha chipperfield

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