Senior Speech & Language Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Band 7
18.75 per week
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Bickerstaffe House
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum pro rata
05/03/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dynamic individual to join this well established and proactive integrated learning disability team.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic senior speech and language therapist to provide a service for people with a learning disability in a community setting.

We are also interested in people able to work on the bench on an ad hoc basis

You will be part of a multi disciplinary team that plays a vital part in ensuring the best possible health and quality of life for people and their families.
You will have skills and expertise in working with people who experience issues around choking, swallowing and dysphagia and significant communication impairment.
Experience of working closely with individuals with learning disabilities , their family/carers, providers, social care and third sector agencies is desirable in order that constructive links can be established and positive health outcomes are realised for individuals, in particular those with complex and enduring health needs.

Previous Applicants need not apply

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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

Liz Russell
01253 477803

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Department
Aster Offices
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