Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • The Holmewood School
  • North London
  • 24 Nov, 2022
Interim, contract & temporary, Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

Band 6: £30,973 to £37,217 

Salary inclusive of Outer London Allowance, prorated to 40 weeks a year, and depending on experience and qualifications

Full time contract for maternity cover, with the possibility of continuing on within the school or group.

Hours - 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) with 12 weeks holiday.

The Holmewood School is a small independent day school for neurodivergent children and young people aged from 7 to 19 who have a primary diagnosis of Autism. In May of 2022 the school was judged Outstanding by Ofsted and we have achieved Advanced Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society (NAS). 

We are located in North London (North Finchley and Muswell Hill) and are a part of the Cavendish Education Group. You will be required to work at both sites. 

We are looking for a dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team and work seamlessly with our education staff. This role involves providing integrated SaLT services to young people in our school based at both our Upper and Lower School sites. We work closely with the other schools in our group, have extensive community links and believe in ‘thinking differently’ and being as creative as possible in our teaching. 

The post holder will receive solution focused clinical supervision from the senior SaLT who has extensive experience in mainstream and special school settings, is on the London Autism Clinical Excellence Network Committee and has trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. There will be opportunities for joint working and collaboration in exciting projects. 

You will be committed to providing the best opportunities for our students and ensuring every child is supported to achieve their full potential. You will demonstrate a flexible approach to education and therapy, a willingness to get involved in all aspects of school life, and the ability to work under pressure with young people that can challenge us. You will have previous experience of working with young people with autism in other educational settings. Experience of working with young people with behaviour needs or mental health needs would also be desirable. 

Closing date: Monday 9th January 2023 

Interviews will be held at the Upper School site in Muswell Hill on Tuesday 16th January. 

Application details are available from Jeanette Bar, HR Administrator, on 020 8920 0660, enquiries@thsl.org.uk or at the above address. 

For an informal chat or to arrange a visit to the school please phone the school on 020 8920 0660 or email Louise Wallis-Jones at lwallis-jones@thsl.org.uk 

For more information about the school, please visit our website www.thsl.org.uk 

THSL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

Applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS check. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. 

We encourage diversity in our staffing in order for children and young people to see themselves represented in society.

Job Start Date

April 2023 

Salary Band

Band 6


Full time


Greater London