Current vacancies at the Trust

Lead Clinical Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Developmental Language Disorders

Band 8a

Main area
Children's Speech & Language Therapy
Band 8a
30 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Evelina London Community Children's Services
£46,897 - £54,983 p.a inclusive of HCA (pro rata)
22/04/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.


Come and join the Children’s & Young People’s Community Speech and Language Therapy team.

We are a team of innovative, enthusiastic clinicians, delivering a range of Speech and Language Therapy services in partnership with parents, Health, Education, Social Services, Local Authority, Youth Offending Services and the voluntary sector working across Lambeth & Southwark.   The boroughs of Lambeth & Southwark in South East London stretch from Big Ben and London Bridge in the North down to Streatham and Dulwich in the South, with easy access to The South Bank and Central London. We can offer you:

  • A professionally led service
  • Excellent supervision and support & a commitment to learning and development
  • A team of support staff
  • A well resourced service e.g. Communicate in Print, Digital cameras/video
  • Varied and interesting work with a diverse population
  • Support from a friendly and sociable team – including a team choir    
  • 0.8wte Lead Clinical Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Band 8a (pre-school Developmental Language Disorder)
  • The Speech and Language Therapy department provides focused and clinically driven services across the community (Lambeth & Southwark). Our aim is to ensure clear delivery and development of services for the specific populations we serve, enabling smoother transitions, enhanced skill development across the team and greater job satisfaction.

This role requires highly specialist knowledge of service delivery for children and young people in Early Years and Community settings, specifically differential diagnosis of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), models of early intervention and prevention of speech, language and communication difficulties for children aged 0-5 population. You will have responsibility for delivery and quality assurance of a strong differential diagnosis and intervention offer for pre-school children. You will co-lead the Early Years & Community care group, with particular focus on DLD across the community. You will have responsibility for line management and development of staff. You will be accountable for the delivery and quality assurance of the DLD aspect of the service in the pre-school community; working with the DLD lead for school age children to ensure a strong pathway. You will collaboratively lead the SLT service for Early Years and Community with other clinical leads.

You will work as part of a departmental leadership team, taking responsibility for aspects of whole service development as required. You will be actively expected to support quality assurance and contribute to the delivery of a safe, efficient and dynamic service.

We provide separate line management and clinical supervision to ensure strong clinical performance and development opportunities. All positions would be expected to offer clinical supervision and second opinions to colleagues.

Closing date: 22nd April 2018 at midnight

Interview date: Friday 4 May 2018

For further information please contact Susan Maughan 020 3049 5630, Nicky Lock 020 3049 8103 (Lead Clinical Specialists Early Years & Community) or Lindsay McLelland (Head of Service) 020 3049 8023 for further information


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For further information please contact Susan Maughan 020 3049 5630, Nicky Lock 020 3049 8103 (Lead Clinical Specialists Early Years & Community) or Lindsay McLelland (Head of Service) 020 3049 8023 for further information

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7897

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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