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Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Apprentice


Main area
Speech & Language Therapy
Fixed term 20 months
37.5 hours per week
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St Annes
St Annes
£7625.91 pa (£3.90 per hour)
18/09/2019 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”.

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Services is a forward-thinking integrated team providing a high quality speech and language therapy service to children and families across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde. We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated person with the appropriate skills and experience to join our team as a speech and language therapy assistant apprentice working within an established specialist speech and language therapy team. 

As an Apprentice  Speech and Language Therapy Assistant you will support the work of the qualified Speech and Language Therapists by

  • working directly with children and young people under the direction of a qualified therapist
  • making resources such as communication books and visual timetables to support therapy interventions
  • carrying out some patient-related admin e.g. collating feedback information, collating statistical information, sending letters, preparation of therapy programmes and packs etc.
  • You will be based at St Annes Health Centre and will also be required to work within educational settings i.e. mainstream schools and special schools. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team and will benefit from a full induction programme, appraisal, informal support, regular clinical supervision sessions & in
  • -house training as required.

As part of the Apprenticeship you will be expected to undertake a Senior Health Worker Level 3 qualification.

Due to the current Government eligibility criteria for Government funded apprenticeship schemes, we are currently only able to accept applications from candidates who have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years, and who are not already in any form of Government funded education.

If successful after Interview, a BKSB assessment must be completed within 2 weeks of receiving the conditional offer to ascertain you are eligible to undertake an apprentice programme.


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Applicant requirements

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

Team Leader

Cathy Salisbury 01253 951689

Clinical Lead

Louise Rylance

07879 431817