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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Manchester Airways Service

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
22.5 hours per week
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Wythenshawe hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 p.a (pro rata)
31/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join Manchester Airways Service, based at the North West Lung Centre. In response to increasing demand of our tertiary service, we are seeking added personal to join our dynamic team.

The post involves delivering specialist speech and language therapy intervention to outpatients (and inpatients as required), under the care of the Manchester Airways Service. The post holder will have a background in ENT ideally and ideally some experience in working with inducible laryngeal obstruction, but specific training will be provided. The post holder will have an interest in research, as they will be involved in the service’s research agendas. Further, the successful applicant will be strongly committed to CPD and will be willing to contribute to training initiatives within the speech therapy profession and other professional fields.

The post will be operationally managed by the Respiratory Directorate, but professional accountability will be to the Head of Speech, Voice and Swallowing where close professional links and profession specific CPD support will be provided.

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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

For further information and informal enquires contact:

Jemma Haines, Manchester Airways Service Lead & Consultant Respiratory SLT (Secretary: 0161 2914245 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 2337