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Job reference: 165036
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 11/10/2023
Job Type: Allied Health Professions
Location: Falkirk Community Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 22.5
Job posted date: 27/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Children's Speech and Language

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An exciting opportunity exists within Children’s Care group for a Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist to undertake a permanent role. 

This successful candidate will take on the Advisor role for universal and targeted approaches across Forth Valley but will initially be based within the Falkirk team.   The person will take a lead role to support the wider team across Forth Valley to implement the Universal and Targeted aspects of the transformational service delivery model that has been designed in partnership with families, education and health colleagues. The successful candidate will also be responsible for leading on innovation and design of these approaches in order to drive forward our whole systems approach to improving outcomes for children and young people.

The successful Therapist will have substantial experience of working in children’s services plus

  • a high level of experience and skill in delivering whole establishment approaches
  • the ability to influence a wide group of people and affect behaviour change
  • significant experience and skill in supporting and developing other Speech and Language Therapy staff
  • solid understanding and experience of collaborating within an Education context
  • Effective and compassionate leadership skills
  • Highly developed quality improvement skills

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Ability and willingness to travel throughout the area of service delivery is essential for this post.

We love it when people contact us to discuss advertised posts. It allows you to find out more about us and the role and allows us to support you with your application process.  Please get in touch with Katie Clark, Barbara Anne Cleaver, Clare Valentine on 01324 673585.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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