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Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Speech and Language Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed term: Maternity cover
Full time
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Hillingdon Hsopital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,575 - £56,490 per annum incl of HCAA
10/08/2020 23:59


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Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead

Band 8a Salary: £50,575 - £56,490 per annum incl of HCAA

Full Time 

Fixed Term - Maternity Cover


Would you like to join an energetic and supportive team?  We are looking for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to lead our inpatient service on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

The candidate should be someone with excellent clinical knowledge and skills, leadership abilities who is enthusiastic about service promotion and development.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a clinician who has already demonstrated their leadership abilities and would like to develop and expand this skill set.

Our excellent team consists of 7 Speech & Language Therapists and we have achieved Trust-wide recognition for our patient care and teamwork. The wider Dietetic and Speech Therapy Service offers regular team and full department meetings, supervision and support with continuous professional development opportunities.

The role will require clinical input to the acute wards and ITU. There is also the expectation the post holder will provide guidance or clinical support for patients on the stroke and slow-stream Neuro-rehabilitation units. We are looking for someone with highly specialist clinical skills, experience with Videofluoroscopy and management of patients with a tracheostomy.

You will provide supervision and competency training to junior members of the Speech and Language Therapy Team. There will be an expectation for clinical audit, as well as contribution to the wider inpatient clinical governance agenda. The post provides excellent opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development.

Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust consists of two sites; the team lead will be responsible for the adult inpatient Speech and Language Therapy service at Hillingdon Hospital, as well as Daniels Rehabilitation Unit at Mount Vernon Hospital.

The successful candidate will be accountable to the Dietetic and Speech Therapy Service Manager and the Head of Therapies for Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Interview Date - 28th May 2020

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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

All enquiries please contact:

Jo Medlicott SALT Team Lead on 01895 279139 or


Carole McCarthy Head of Therapies 01895 279355

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