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Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Speech and language therapists

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) may be based within a speech and language therapy service or in a team such as a child and adolescent mental health service. SLTs work in a range of settings, including family homes, care homes, schools, health centres, hospitals and support centres, and work closely with other teams to get the best outcome.

If you are interested in a career in speech and language therapy with the Trust, please join our talent register to keep up to date with any opportunities we have.

My role gives me the opportunity to help both young and old people in my community

Graham, speech therapist
Types of roles we offer
Entry level (band 3 - 4)

Entry level speech and language therapist

Qualified practitioner (bands 5 - 7)

Speech and language therapist

Senior speech and language therapist

Specialist speech and language therapist

Senior leadership (bands 8+)

Service lead

Clinical lead

Professional lead

What do speech and language therapists do?

Speech and language therapists have a professional degree qualification. They support people to communicate and eat and drink safely or well.  This may involve working with people them directly or by working through other people.

Speech and language therapy assistants working under the supervision of a therapist and may carry out assessment or put in place supporting programmes or carry out intervention and often have a carrying qualification or experience of supporting others.

Our promise to you

Our recruitment is person-centred. We're committed to keeping you informed at all stages and supporting you along the way.

You'll receive a first rate induction and access to a range of development programmes.

You’ll have access to our generous pension scheme, health service discounts and 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.

If you need a DBS check, we will pay for it, as well as your annual subscription fee for the DBS update service.

You can not imagine the acrobatics your tongue has to perform in order to produce the sounds and language.

Why join our team?

Speech and language therapists work in a wide variety of locations and with a wide variety of people within the Trust. Teams are friendly and supportive and we offer a comprehensive induction package.

As an assistant or post qualification employee, you will join an experienced and established team who will provide support and mentoring to enable you to fulfil your duties and further develop your NHS career.

As a senior manager within the team you can expect to lead individual teams and work on more strategic elements of the development of the Trust’s allied health professionals (AHPs).

By joining our talent register you will be kept up to date with any opportunities we have.

Communication in any form is the essence of human life.

Rose, speech and language therapist
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The role of the AHP professional lead