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Principal Speech and Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Speech and Language Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 8a
22.5 hours per week
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Worthing or Bognor
Worthing or Bognor
£40,428- £48,514
28/01/2018 23:59

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 have an exciting opportunity for a successful candidate to take up one of three part time leadership roles within our community adult speech and language therapy Service. We are currently looking for two  Principal Speech and Language Therapists, one to lead community speech and language therapy delivery in our West area (Worthing, Bognor, Chichester and surrounds) and another to lead community speech and language therapy delivery in our East area (Brighton and Hove and High Weald and Havens). 

You will be responsible for managing a small clinical caseload of highly complex neurological patients whilst providing clinical / professional leadership and operational management to the area speech and language therapy team. You will be passionate about patient’s receiving speech and language therapy that is responsive to their needs, evidence based and outcome focussed.  As part of the wider Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service within Sussex Community Trust you will benefit from Speech and Language Therapy support, supervision and clinical networks available across the Trust.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is committed to staff maintaining their continuing professional development.

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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

Louise Viney - Clinical Service Manager (Adult Speech and Language Therapy)