Speech and Language Therapist

  • London Borough of Enfield
  • Enfield, UK
  • 09 May, 2023
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

Reference Number: PEO-000357
Salary: PO1 £37,725 - £40,614
Advert closing date: 04/06/2023
Department: People
Location: Enfield Borough Schools
Contract type: Permanent
Division: Education Services
Hours Per Week: 36
Contract End Date: Not specified
Interview Date: Not specified

An exciting opportunity has arisen to expand the team at the Enfield Communication Advisory Support Service, (ECASS). We are looking for 2 experienced Speech and Language Therapists to join our team. Pay will be awarded at the Local Authority equivalent of a Band 6 NHS salary. Full clinical supervision will be provided with opportunities for further professional development and experience to work alongside a multi-professional team.

Meet the team link: ECASS | The Team

The 2 post holders will be part of the extended ECASS multi-professional team working in Additional Resource Provisions, Units and in Mainstream Primary/Secondary schools. The aims of the Enfield Communication Advisory Support Service (ECASS) are to:

  • Improve provision for pupils with speech, language and communication needs, by providing ARP/Unit and whole school training in class wide and school wide good practice frameworks, enhancing pupils’ school experience and providing them with access to a range of speech, language and communication tools.
  • Deliver consistent key messages that support early speech, language and communication support through the work programme and resources, making it clear that ‘communication is everybody’s business’.
  • Promote an early intervention approach to speech, language and communication needs across Enfield schools. This will ensure that children and young people can access communication-friendly environments, and practitioners who are confident in their role of facilitating communication. and The role will support with identifying SLCN, and ensure that parents and carers are supported with appropriate information and resources.
  • Offer practical strategies and assessment to support children and young people placed in Local Authority ARPs and Units.
  • Support settings to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication needs who are not achieving at the same rate as their peers. This will include, improving outcomes for children with emerging or less complex speech, language and communication needs who are likely to catch up with their peers through appropriate focused support, as well as supporting those with long term developmental concerns and children and young people at a statutory level.
  • Provide ARPs and Units with an appropriate model of supervision and continual professional development for the school workforce

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact: Cigdem Alkan, ECASS Service Lead: Email: Cigdem.Alkan@enfield.gov.uk or Tel: 07971072148.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andy Kingsbury, Recruitment & Onboarding Advisor on 0208 078 5976 or andy.kingsbury@enfield.gov.uk


Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/centreofexcellence/about-us/

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
  • 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers 

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.​​​​​​​

Job Start Date

ASAP or negotiable

Salary Band

Band 7, Band 8


Full time