Children's Speech and Language Therapist (Qualified/Newly Qualified)

The closing date is 8th Apr 2024

Job summary

Are you a newly-qualified Children's Speech & Language Therapist (SLT)? Or are you an experienced SLT looking for a new challenge? Then look no further!

Join our welcoming, Southampton-based team where you will work in our integrated service alongside physiotherapists occupational therapists, Health visits, public health nurses, community paediatricians and clinical psychologists. You will have your own preschool and school caseload and work in Southampton's, child-friendly, family hubs.

We offer fantastic support to experienced and newly qualified staff, you will receive regular 1:1s and peer and group clinical supervision. Within this role you will also have lots of opportunity to develop as you will have access to different clinical specialities and we will work with you to support your personal development.

"I joined Solent as a newly qualified therapist and relocated for the job. My team were so supportive in helping me to develop my clinical skills, sign off my competencies and also in terms of supporting my wellbeing. I receive regular clinical supervision and my colleagues have expertise in a variety of different clinical areas which has been really helpful when I need some advice and in developing my clinical skills. I know if I need support (clinical or otherwise), someone will be there to help." Band 5 Children's SLT

This is such an exciting time to join our evolving team. Join us to shape our SLT service!

Main duties, tasks & skills required

This exciting and diverse role will include:

  • To provide a Speech & Language Therapy Service to children and young people on the caseload, some of whom may have additional needs.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner, in collaboration with health and education staff, children/young people and their parents/carers.
  • To deliver integrated specialised packages of care to children with a broad range of speech, language and communication difficulties. Clinical supervision from other members of the team will be available to discuss cases and share ideas.
  • To train other healthcare professionals and staff from other agencies who work with children with speech and language difficulties, initially with support from an experienced colleague.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.
Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.
The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment. 

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification



Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree level qualification or equivalent

Registered member Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Polly Sadler 


Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 


Band 5 


£28407.00  to £34581.00 Yearly



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre 
William Macleod Way 
SO16 4XE 


This vacancy is closed to applications.