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Children's Speech and Language Therapy
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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various sites around Birmingham
£37,570-££47,772 per annum
22/07/2019 23:59
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Band 7 Highly Specialist SLT - Fluency

Band 7

Are you a highly specialist SLT in fluency or wanting to develop a specialism in this exciting field? Are you passionate about the latest development and research in fluency and promoting and sharing good practice with SLT colleagues and partners?


We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and forward thinking community team, acting as an Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in fluency supporting children and families in Birmingham from our community clinics team.


You will provide Speech and Language Therapy at a highly specialist level, within the area of fluency, functioning in partnership with other agencies and disciplines to support in the holistic assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children and young people known to the service. You will demonstrate clinical leadership in fluency  and represent the local team/service area in all appropriate meetings to support and develop quality services for children and young people with fluency  across the city in an integrated partnership model, where possible.


A breakdown of the post is as follows:


 0.2wte dedicated time to:

  • Identifying training and development needs within the specialist clinical area of fluency and delivering activities which contribute to maintenance of safe, effective clinical practice.
  • Developing links and networks with local, regional and national colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Supporting and developing SLT staff to gain skills and knowledge within the clinical area of fluency, providing clinical supervision and highly specialist support.


0.4wte you will be working with a fluency client group within the fluency pathway situated in the clinics team.


0.4wte Time of this post will be based with a generalist community clinic caseload Clinical work delivered within the clinics team to include mainstream schools and nurseries.

Therefore the post-holder must be willing to work at least 0.6wte in order to fulfill the requirements of the role.


We deliver clinical excellence through evidence based packages of care and use of a clinical profiling tool and service thresholds to deliver an equitable citywide service to the children referred. 

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment with a strong emphasis on CPD through access to specialist clinical support, sharing good practice and effective team working.


  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process


  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address


  • Please be aware that BCHC utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

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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

Lisa Abba: Service Operational Manager

07872 420 670


Heather Hallett

07872 420 667