Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist - Band 5

Job specification

£27,055 to £32,934 p.a. pro rata
Salary notes:
27 to 33 days annual leave dependent on NHS service
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By arrangement
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that is who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you will support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

Your next role

Come and work with our established team of 21 Speech Therapists and 4 Speech Therapy Assistants.

We provide a high-quality service to the children and young people of Swindon including the provision of Speech and Language Therapy in schools, specialist settings for children with Hearing Impairment, Developmental Language Disorder and Complex Needs. We offer an outstanding Stammering Service, ASD Service, Dysphagia Service including outreach into our local SCBU.

We have an Early Years Team and Clinics Team providing support to children at home, in their early years settings as well as in our clinics based at Saltway centre and in the community.

We have an excellent mentorship programme and access to CPD training. We take students from both Reading University and Marjon University on placement.

We are accepting applications from motivated and enthusiastic, final year Speech and Language Therapy Students who want to join an experienced and innovative team on graduation.

We can offer you a professional environment, with experienced mentors to support your growth and development, and a large wider team with opportunities to learn about different specialities and develop your own interests, including dysphagia.

We are a supportive, friendly team who are passionate about the care we deliver, and we encourage innovative and forward thinking. We are looking for enthusiastic, open learners who wants to develop both themselves and the service they work in.

Swindon is well positioned for easy travel to London, Bath, Bristol, Oxford and Birmingham and is located between the beautiful areas of the Marlborough Downs and the Cotswolds. Swindon also has varied public gardens and extensive parks to explore, as well as a vibrant night life with many independent bars, cafes and restaurants in the Old Town area.

You must be able to register with the HCPC as a Speech Therapist before the post commences.

Full driver’s licence and access to a car for use at work, is required.

Interviews will be virtual on Microsoft Teams by appointment to work around lectures/placements.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button to start an application.

For further information about the role, please contact Liz Wiltshire, Specialist Community Health Services Manager on 07919408395 or

All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details. NHS Ref No: F0065-23-1505