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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

An amazing opportunity for a registered Speech and Language Therapist with core Dysphagia and Communication skills to join our Specialist Wards team. 

This team covers a wide range of clinical areas, including Specialist Respiratory Wards, ICU and HDU, Specialist Surgical Wards, Trauma and Orthopaedics and a number of wards devoted to Healthcare for Older People.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Love all things acute? Come and talk to us about how you could be part of our dynamic SLT team! We are keen to support the development of your specialist knowledge and skills and can offer a CPD plan tailored to your needs. You would have access to regular VF and FEES clinics, as well as working on our ICU and HDU and developing competencies in tracheostomy management as required. Is this your dream job?

Here’s what a team member says: “I love working in this very welcoming SLT team and friendly hospital.  The team is incredibly supportive of my professional and personal development, and offer regular supervision sessions to allow me to work towards specific goals and competencies.  I have been able to attend CPD sessions within my role, including in-house dysphagia and communication forums, in addition to group supervision. I have learnt a lot and continue to learn every day in my role!”

You’d be joining our strong, cohesive SLT service which spans Adult Acute, Community and Learning Disabilities, and Acute Paediatrics, and has excellent systems in place for supervision, support and continuing professional development. Our mission is to improve quality of life for people with communication and swallowing difficulties – come and help us do just that!

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday 08:30-16:30

Interview Date: Thursday 6th July 2024.

For further information please contact: Laura Ball or Deborah Owens, Lead SLTs on 01392 402489 or /

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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