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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Learning Disabilities
Band 7
18 Months Fixed Term
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Colne House, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0JL
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum
01/08/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is committed to providing excellent health and social care with the vision to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

The Trust has an outstanding track record of service delivery and quality. It provides services to over one million residents and is currently rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.

Key goals for the Trust include being the provider of choice; delivering high quality integrated health services in collaboration with local people, and to improve overall health and well-being. To deliver this the Trust is committed to employing the best workforce, recruiting individuals with the ability to provide care at the cutting edge of innovative practice.

HPFT has a formal affiliation with The University of Hertfordshire and has excellent development and training programmes. HPFT is ranked in the top 20% of Trusts in the UK and a strongly embedded learning culture supports and facilitates staff to develop their potential and progress in their careers.

Hertfordshire is a county in South East England which borders North London, with direct train routes in to the city centre from many of the county’s historic and picturesque towns. From St Albans the train in to the city centre takes as little as twenty minutes. There are also excellent connections to the rest of the UK and the M1, M25, and A1 are all within easy reach.

Information about the post:

Due to the promotion of two senior Speech and Language Therapists within the team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, innovative and experienced Speech & Language Therapist to join the Specialist Community Learning Disability Team based in West Hertfordshire for the next 18 months.

The successful candidate will work as an influential and integral member of a diverse, multi-disciplinary Specialist Learning Disability Service and will lead a small but growing team of Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs).

You will be forward thinking and able to demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge in the area of adult learning disabilities based on current evidence. You will autonomously undertake specialist assessments and interventions with individuals with complex communication difficulties and dysphagia.

You will receive regular clinical supervision and support from the Professional Lead Speech and Language Therapist as well as operational supervision from the Team Manager and excellent peer support from the wider network of SLTs throughout the Trust.

You will be actively encouraged to participate in continuing professional development activities and will be supported to achieve the necessary skills, knowledge and attributes of a B7 SLT within Specialist Learning Disability Services.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Clare Dwyer, Interim Speech & Language Therapy Professional Lead via email at or by phone on 07867657697