Speech & Language Therapist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 25 Feb 2020

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals operating across a number of sites with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of tertiary specialties. We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our team at The Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.

We are looking for a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who wishes to work in a rotation post on our PRUH/Orpington sites. There are 4 rotations a) Stroke, b) Medicine, c) Neuro-rehabilitation and d) Frailty. Band 5s work in each clinical specialty for a maximum of 9 months in order to develop a wide knowledge base and range of skills.  This post will commence on the frailty rotation.

The SLT service offers comprehensive supervision and CPD with a range of opportunities for learning and participation in both self and service development. There is a strong emphasis on the management of both communication and swallowing difficulties and the impact of SLT within the acute setting. Posts require a flexible approach to working and some rotations require the post holder to work as part of a rota’d seven day working pattern.

King’s employs 30.9 wte Speech and Language Therapists across our Denmark Hill, Princess Royal and Orpington sites. The PRUH Speech and Language Therapy Team has 11.1 wte from band 5 to band 8a and 4.2 wte band 5 – band 8a at Orpington Hospital. The Speech & Language Therapy team were winners of the at King’s Stars 2019 Exceptional Team of the Year Award, recognising their outstanding contribution to patient care.

King’s College Hospital has a large Therapy department with over 400 therapists from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Nutrition & Dietetics. Each service is organised under a Head of Profession with a Director of Therapies heading up the service and representing Therapies across the Trust. The department has a well-established provision of education and training, supervision and appraisal, ensuring that all staff have opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge and to reach their full potential.

Closing date: 2 weeks after placement of advert (but may close sooner if an appropriate number and quality of applications is received).  New graduates must have received their results by the time the advert closes. The successful candidate can commence employment as an assistant whilst awaiting HCPC registration if needed.

Interview Date:  To be confirmed. Please note that we unable to offer Skype interviews.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup. 

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.


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