Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Canterbury, UK
14 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units.

We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 1.4 million. We employ 5,000 staff, including community nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, and many other healthcare professionals.

Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.

Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:
  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellent

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Are you a dynamic and caring Speech and Language Therapist with dysphagia expertise? Do you have experience and knowledge of supporting children with severe and complex needs? The position we have is a dynamic one working to support each child or young person's dysphagia. We work in collaboration with parents, children, young people, paediatricians, dieticians, psychologists as well as our integrated team of therapists from all disciplines. We are a well established service that employs SLTs, OTs, Physiotherapists and assistants, and can offer excellent opportunities for integrated working.

The position is a fixed term post for three months working 37.5 hours a week, which enables the existing post holder to fulfil commitments to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. Part time hours will be considered over a longer period of time.

We're looking for a skilled practitioner committed to join our team.

Applicants are very welcome to come and visit us at The Children's Assessment Centre, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury and meet the team. We'd love to show you round!

Canterbury is a vibrant cathedral city with great travel links to London and all parts of Kent. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastal towns.

Interviews to be held on the Monday 8th July 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lesley Perry - ( Email address removed )


As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements. Please note that the salary stated is based on full time working and will be pro rata for part time working.

For Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust also receive 5 per cent high cost area allowance on top of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £1,000 and a maximum of £1,733. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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