Advanced Speech & Language Therapist

Job reference: 012613

Location: Various

Job closing date: 28/01/2020

Job posted date: 07/01/2020

Salary: Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Speech & Language Therapy

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Fife

As a result of an ongoing vacancy we have decided to test a different way of delivering leadership to the Speech & Language Therapy teams based in Whyteman's Brae Hospital and Cowdenbeath Clinic.  We are offering two lead clinician posts on a secondment basis, fixed term for 1 year.  

•    The leadership post in Whyteman's Brae Hospital is for 3 days per week.
•    The leadership post in Cowdenbeath Clinic is for 2 days per week.

Both of these posts can be combined with existing posts within the SLT service.    

The two part-time post-holders will work with the cluster to co-ordinate an effective service delivery at universal, targeted and individual level for children and young people in their specific geographical area.  

The post holders will work together, and as part of the lead clinician group, on shared initiatives across the geographical area and those related to the wider SLT service.    

We are looking for experienced speech and language therapists who are interested in testing new ways of working.  You will have knowledge / experience of project management / quality improvement and a systematic approach to service delivery, evaluation and reporting.

You will require excellent negotiation skills and the ability to focus on, and deliver, agreed outcomes.  We need people who are creative, energetic and innovative to take this work forward alongside the operational lead and lead clinician team in Fife.  

In depth knowledge of GIRFEC, CYP Act 2014, Ready to Act and legislation related to CYP is essential.


For informal enquiries please contact Gemma Wilson, SLT Service Operational Lead, Carnegie Unit, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, KY12 OSU on 01383 627014.

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.


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