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Speech and Language Therapy - Adults

Band 7/8A

Main area
Enfield Community Services
Band 7/8A
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
St Michael’s
£40,057 - £53,219 Inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Salary period
13/12/2021 23:59
Interview date

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview

Band 7/8a Clinical lead- development post -Adult Community Speech and Language Therapist

This clinical lead post has the opportunity to shape and develop community services for Enfield Health for adults with acquired pathologies. The team you will be leading comprises of SLTs Band 7/6/5 and SLT assistants. You will work jointly with the Adult Community Therapies managers and have support from the service manager for Long Term Conditions and Therapies as well as working closely with acute colleagues at both The North Middlesex Hospital and The Royal Free Foundation NHS Trust and other NCL community SLT services.






Main duties of the job

This post is clinically focused and we are looking for a  Band 8a but are in position to be able to offer a Band 7 development opportunity to a suitably experienced candidate with a view to Band 8a progression. We can support you if you wish to pursue a MSc in healthcare management or take on a ACP role. We are expecting candidates to demonstrate advanced communication, clinical reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills. This post is for 37.5 hours per week and we are happy to discuss flexible or part time working patterns and would welcome you to attend for an informal visit. We are able to sponsor those who would require working visa applications 


Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the B8a job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

If you are interested in applying as a B7, please contact Helen Plum-, for the  job description and person specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RCSLT Recognised Diploma/Degree in SLT
  • HCPC Registered
  • RCSLT Recognised Postgraduate dysphagia Qualification
  • RCSLT Attendance at relevant Post-Graduate Courses


Essential criteria
  • Recent and extensive experience at advanced practitioner (Band 7) level in relevant area, including substantial experience of adult dysphagia management, within an NHS setting
  • Experience in clinical supervision
  • Extensive and diverse experience of working with patients with acquired neurological conditions
  • Experience of delivering training packages to carers regarding dysphagia & communication


Essential criteria
  • Highly advanced communication skills including the ability to participate in high level meetings regarding either patient care or clinical strategy
  • Highly advanced clinical reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills especially in relation to patients with neurological conditions and adult acquired pathology
  • Ability to supervise and teach both own profession and other and to members of the public

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working and leading in MDT structure
  • Ability to process and manage complex information in relation to patient care
  • Demonstrate effective change management ability and positive “can do” attitude

other requirements

Essential criteria
  • UK valid Driving license with access to a car/ vehicle for work use
  • Able to demonstrate a strong commitment to patient focused pathways of care
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Plum
Job title
Adult Community Therapies service manager
Email address
Telephone number
020 8702 3062
Additional information

This post is for 37.5 hours per week and we are happy to discuss flexible or part time working patterns and would welcome you to attend for an informal visit

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