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Speech & Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Speech & Language Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed term until 30/09/2020
Part time: 26.25 hours per week
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St Annes PCC
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£30,401 to £37,267 pa (part time pro rata)
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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”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


The Fylde Coast Children’s Therapy Team is a forward-thinking integrated team providing paediatric therapy services to children and families across Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre. We currently have opportunities for a band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and supportive paediatric team on a part time basis 26.25 hours per week.

This is fixed term post covering maternity leave to 30/09/2020

The Fylde coast is a welcoming place to live, offering a mix of market town and rural locations as well as the more well-known locations of Blackpool and Lytham St. Annes. We are only 45 minutes away from Manchester and less than an hour away from the southern Lake District, with the university town of Lancaster in close proximity also.

You will have opportunities to develop and maintain your paediatric therapy skills with the support of a well-established paediatric SLT team. We have a strong commitment to working collaboratively with all appropriate agencies to provide the highest standard of care to paediatric patients and their families.

You will offer speech and language therapy management from community clinic, and/or school locations as required. Working with children and young people with a range of speech, language and communication difficulties from 0-19. The post requires you to work with both other members of the speech and language therapy team and a range of other professionals.

This role will include working with children with complex needs in special schools and/ or early years. The successful candidate should be experienced in speech and language therapy for the paediatric population and experience of working in special schools or with children with complex needs will be essential.

The Speech and Language Therapy Team is a small but motivated team of enthusiastic clinicians and assistants.

Car owner/driver is essential to enable you to undertake the job. 

You will have opportunities to develop and maintain your therapy skills with the support of a well-established team. We have a strong commitment to working collaboratively with all appropriate agencies to provide the highest standard of care to children, young people and their families.


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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

Louise Rylance, Service Lead, on 01253 951101 or 07879 431817 or

Cathy Salisbury, Team Leader, on 01253 951689 or 07825 025549