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Speech and Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Speech and Language Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
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Hove Polyclinic and Brighton General Hospital
Brighton and Hove
£28,050 - £36,644 pro rata
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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s 2015 staff survey results are better than average in almost all areas and help rank the trust as one of the top 100 best places to work in the NHS (Health Service Journal). SCFT is the first NHS organisation in Sussex to be a ‘Living Wage Employer’.

The Trust is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.


We are looking for an enthusiastic speech and language therapist with at least two years’ experience in adult neurology to join our dynamic community speech and language therapy team working across Brighton and Hove.


You will share responsibilities for Triage and will hold an active caseload of people who have a progressive neurological condition. You will provide assessment as well as evidence-based interventions including both intensive and non-intensive therapy programmes.


Research, learning and applying knowledge are highly valued within our team. You will participate in regular national clinical audits in the field of Parkinson’s disease and Motor Neurone Disease as well as having the opportunity to participate in the national PD Comm Trial.


This post will be based within the Brighton and Hove speech and language therapy team, working from both Brighton General Hospital and Hove Polyclinic. Applications are encouraged from therapists currently working at B6 and therapists working at B5 who are keen to develop their role.


You will have experience of interdisciplinary team working, training delivery, participation in student placements and involvement in clinical governance activities. You will have post qualification dysphagia training and experience.


Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is a large community health care organisation, incorporating the towns along the south coast of East & West Sussex, spreading north to Crawley and the Kent borders. You will have direct links with speech and language therapy colleagues working in Brighton and Hove and the Community Neuro Rehabilitation team, and will also benefit from being part of the wider adult community speech and language therapy service within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. As a member of the larger Trust wide SLT workforce you will be encouraged to participate in the many clinical development opportunities available.


Staff who work for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and are at risk of redundancy will be given priority consideration for this vacancy.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Please contact Heather Robinson  on 01273 267623 for further information or to arrange an informal visit.

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