Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Cleft Service

Band 7

Main area
Division E - Cleft Service
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital - Division E
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata
11/03/2018 23:59



Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

This is a new and exciting full-time, permanent opportunity to join the Speech and Language Therapy team within Cleft.NET.East - the East of England multi-disciplinary regional Cleft Lip and Palate service based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, flexible team player with a passion for working with people with cleft lip and palate/non-cleft velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD ) to join our friendly, energetic and motivated team. This is an opportunity for you to further develop and contribute your specialist skills to the delivery of care to patients across the East of England and to the continued development of our service.

The successful applicant will be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team, independently providing specialist SLT input to the full range of multi and uni-disciplinary clinics run within the service. This includes regular multi-disciplinary combined clinics both centrally and in outreach settings, palate investigation (videofluoroscopy) clinics and SLT out-patient clinics. You will be based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge but an ability and willingness to travel throughout the network is essential as we run regular multi-disciplinary and uni-disciplinary clinics across the region.

Another core aspect of the role is to be part of delivering the on-going teaching, training and support opportunities that we provide to our community and multi-disciplinary colleagues and students. Audit and research is also integral to our service and, together with innovation, a key aspect of our on-going service plans to ensure both the quality and sustainability of the service and the pursuit of evidence to inform best practice. You will therefore be involved in the development and delivery of these activities and encouraged and supported to develop ideas and projects.

You will be well supported by the team of SLTs and our Speech and Language Therapy Assistant as well as by the wider team, with access to regular 1:1 supervision and opportunities for continued professional development.

This post is due to close on 11th March 2018.

Interviews are due to take place on 27th March 2018.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £47.50. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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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

Lucy Southby, Lead Speech and Language Therapist on 01223 596272 (choosing the Speech and Language Therapy option) or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038