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Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Band 7

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Mental Health Services for Older People SLT Service
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
25/10/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Band 7 Senior Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (SLT) in Mental Health Services for Older People

We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB). The UHB serves a diverse and growing population; it provides health care services to its local residents and also hosts a range of regional and national specialist services

We value the unique and positive impact Speech and Language therapists can offer the people we work with and the wider MDT. We have secured investment to develop our service creating a Specialist Service for Dementia and Mental Health Services for Older People.

Are you looking for an exciting career development opportunity? Do you want to part of this new service development and help shape the future of SALT services in MHSOP? Do you want to develop your clinical skills in a specialist area and drive service change? Do you want to be an integral part of a forward thinking and supportive team? If so, Cardiff and Vale (C&V) Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) have the perfect job for you!

We have a number of posts due to this investment and are recruiting to

Band 7 Inpatient MHSOP

Band 7 Community MHSOP

Band 6 Community MHSOP

As an enthusiastic and motivated SLT with a passion for dementia care you will be joining our friendly, developing Mental Health SLT Team who will support you in your new role via the regular supervision, appraisal and peer support frameworks offered within the team. There will be ongoing service development projects which you will have the opportunity to participate in as well the opportunity to be involved in exciting research.

You will also have the exciting opportunity to be part of developing and delivering a new SLT training and education programme to staff and to formal and informal carers of patients within the MHSOP services. You will have the opportunity to bring an innovative approach to training alongside SLT colleagues knowing you are contributing to improving patient care.

The Team will be providing comprehensive dysphagia and communication assessments and holistic management to patients in hospital, the community and at the YOD specialist unit at the Cariad Centre. We aim to provide the highest level of care and achieve a great level of patient/carer satisfaction and you will be integral to this.

 The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Clements

Lead for Speech and language Therapy

(029) 2074 3012

Nia Came

Senior Lead for Adult Speech & Language Therapy

02920 743012