Main duties of the job

We have an opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated SLT for this new role. We require a clinical specialist who can support and develop SLTs and TIs, represent SLT within the MDT and drive the future development of excellent stroke services, including establishing a robust ESD service. You will work with our newly-appointed dedicated stroke MDT to develop high quality care pathways and MDT training plans, contributing to building a culture of research and development, with strong links to our local Universities.

For this key clinical role, we are looking for a passionate SLT with a clinical background in stroke rehab, who is ready to acquire and hone skills in clinical leadership including developing the skills and knowledge of others. As this is a development role, we will support you to progress within a personalised competency framework, based on your current strengths and development needs. 

You will also be part of the friendly and supportive Adult SLT team where there is a wide range of expertise and experience. There is excellent peer support. We have regular team meetings and strong links with other specialist services. Clinical supervision is actively encouraged with regular cross team CPD and training opportunities as you continue to expand your clinical skills. There is access to therapist-led and MDT clinics including VF and FEES. You will lead a range of service improvements and MDT initiatives are encouraged.

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Working for our organisation

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and Proud to Lead competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in S&LT
  • HCPC registered
  • Post graduate study relevant to clinical area at Masters level or equivalent demonstrable experience at this level
  • Able to demonstrate continuing professional development e.g. up to date, relevant CPD portfolio.
  • Clinical supervisory skills training
  • Desirable criteria

  • Membership of appropriate clinical network group
  • Other professional or academic qualification which relates to clinical practice
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator Certificate
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Significant experience clinically in area of specialism
  • Experience of clinical leadership
  • Delegation to qualified and non-registered staff
  • Experience of delivering clinical education in area of specialty
  • Evidence of teaching within post
  • Significant experience of leading multidisciplinary / multiprofessional teams
  • Involvement in clinical audit
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses and advanced training in relation to clinical specialty
  • Desirable criteria

  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Welsh / English therapy provision
  • Experience of lecturing externally
  • Experience of project management
  • Additional clinical or health care related experience
  • Experience in leading service development / improvement
  • Experience in research
  • Knowledge and Skills

    Essential criteria

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Knowledge of assessment tools for Adult / Paediatric disorders
  • Ability to self-evaluate
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Extensive clinical experience and knowledge in relationship to specialty
  • Desirable criteria

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication knowledge & skills
  • Welsh speaker
  • To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK . If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

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    Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Welsh language skills are desirable

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