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Speech and Language Therapy Support Worker

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

Role Summary

Do you love working with people? Could you support them to make the most of their abilities and be as independent as possible? Then you could be part of our dynamic Speech and Language Therapy team!

We are delighted to be offering this exciting opportunity to motivated and enthusiastic applicants to support our Community Speech and Language Therapy service.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role

With supervision from Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, you will work in partnership with people with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing to reduce the impact of these difficulties on well-being and enhance their ability to participate in daily life. You will also provide administrative support to the Speech and Language Therapy team if required, and assist with the provision of training.

You will need to be flexible in your approach, willing to travel to meet the needs of the service and able to use constructive feedback to develop your skills. In return we offer excellent training, support, supervision and guidance, as well as the opportunity to be part of our dedicated, professional and friendly team. Our mission is to improve quality of life for people with communication and swallowing difficulties – come and help us do just that!

Here's what the previous post holder said:

''Being a Speech and Language Therapy Support Worker has been an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. Witnessing the progress and transformation in individuals as they overcome communication challenges is truly heart-warming. Knowing that I play a crucial role in helping them find their voice and regain their confidence makes every day in this profession a true joy. It's a privilege to be part of their journey towards improved communication and a brighter future.''

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Interview Date: Wednesday 18th October 2023

For further information please contact: Sarah Banks, Lead SLT Community on 01395 282044 or 07718 694202 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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