Speech and Language Therapists

  • National Star
  • Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QU, UK
  • 26 May, 2023
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools

Job Description

Contract : Term time only full time – Permanent

Salary : £28,407- £35,391  FTE depending on experience 

Join our highly professional Speech and Language Therapy Team at National Star

Speech and Language Therapists at National Star have a key role in ensuring that students gain the skills and confidence to communicate effectively as part of their journey towards living as independently as possible.

How satisfying would it be to think that you had played a part in helping a young person with a disability to find their voice?

We’re looking to recruit 2 new Speech and Language Therapists to join our team, supporting students to develop their skills so that they can express their opinions, make choices and communicate with family and friends.

As you will be working with students with a broad range of physical and learning disabilities, including Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Acquired Brain Injury, we’re expecting you will have clinical experience in this field, providing direct and indirect therapeutic support in a range of settings.  A practical knowledge of Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Makaton, Dysphagia, and / or Intensive Interaction would help you to immediately contribute to our team and provide active support to our students.

It goes without saying that you will also have excellent observational and communications skills and a creative and flexible approach to work. Multi-disciplinary working is key to the success of our college so being a team player is a must-have attribute as you will find yourself working alongside our occupational therapy, physiotherapy, education, nursing and residential teams.

It is assumed that you will already have recognised Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists degree level qualification and membership of The Royal College of Speech and Language. We will support you in your career development with on the job training and relevant postgraduate training in line with business need.

Whatever your motivation to join National Star’s SLT team you will be supported to develop in your role, learning from some of the UK’s leading speech and language therapy professionals.

About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,200 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs

Westfield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

How to apply

At National tar, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to recruitment@nationalstar.org  or call our recruitment department 01242 504300 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

Job Start Date

ASAP or negotiable

Salary Band

Band 5, Band 6, Band 7


Full time