Speech and Language Therapist Band 7

Closing Date: 28/07/2024

Location: Hedleys Horizons, Station Road, Forest Hall, NE12 8YY

Who We Are

The Percy Hedley Foundation is one of the largest regional charities supporting people with a range of learning and physical needs. We take a person centred, flexible approach to the care and support we provide. We work towards excellence every day and our team members are committed to delivering the very best outcomes for the people we support. Our dynamic and flexible service is tailored to the specific needs of the individual, making it easier to live, learn and be part of a world adapting to change.

Hedley’s Horizons and provide adults with disabilities day opportunities and activities that promote the ethos of lifelong learning and the importance of wellbeing in adult life. Hedley’s Horizons is a busy, vibrant and varied environment that supports disabled adults with cerebral palsy, communication and sensory impairments and complex learning needs including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions. We offer a choice of activities that meet peoples' aspirations, needs and preferences, thus offering a very individual programme with support from a highly skilled and dedicated staff team.

The Role

Following the appointment of a Head of therapy working across Horizons and College, we are now looking for an experienced Speech and language therapist to join the already established lead physiotherapy and occupational therapy colleagues.

This post will provide an exciting opportunity to work in a collective leadership team to develop even further the Speech and language offer and promote a transdisciplinary working model across Horizons and College 

 The post holder will be expected to provide input to a caseload of people with complex speech, language and communication and dysphagia needs alongside leading and developing the service offer in line with best practice and evidence-based guidance.

Speech and Language Therapists within the Horizons and college multidisciplinary approach to service delivery play a vital role in optimising independence, lifelong learning and transferring this knowledge and skills into everyday life. The passion shared by the team to help service users and students reach their personal aspirations and ambitions is the driving force of the Percy Hedley Foundation offer and underpins everything we do. Providing more specialist services by supporting service users and their families with specialist interventions such as AAC, Intensive Interaction, Sensory Programmes enables this dream to become a reality.

You would become part of an existing, dedicated and growing team of therapists who strive to deliver best practice at all times. ​With regular Away days as a therapy team, your chance to be able to shape together our future offer and increase opportunities, advance practice and meet the ever-changing needs of those we support is an intrinsic part of this role. The successful candidate will provide day to day management of the Speech and Language therapy team and inspire them to deliver an outstanding Speech and Language service.

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Why Work for Us

Percy Hedley encourages career development and progression. We run a robust training programme and also have development opportunities both within school and across the wider Foundation.

We also offer the following benefits to staff:

  • Wellbeing support (including occupational health, physio services and counselling services)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme. (Contributions can be matched up to 5%.)
  • Annual leave entitlement is 27 days rising to 29 days after 5 years continuous service and 33 days after 10 years continuous service, plus bank holidays
  • Induction and ongoing training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a rewards scheme designed to save money on shopping
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

Click here for more information on the benefits available:  https://www.percyhedley.org.uk/vacancies/staff-benefits/

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS and barring checks as well as other employment clearances such as referencing and online checks in line with our regulator’s legislation requirements.

Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Percy Hedley Foundation has the right to respond appropriately.

As a disability confident employer who is registered and accredited by the scheme, we would encourage all applications but please reach out if you require any guidance or support in your application.

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview.


The position will be closed once a suitable candidate has been appointed 

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Speech and Language Therapist Band 7

Services: Adult Services

Location: Hedleys Horizons, Station Road, Forest Hall, NE12 8YY

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £43,742-£50,056

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