Speech & Language Therapist

  • The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust
  • 13 May, 2022
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

Salary: Grade 7 scp. 26 – 30 £30,984 - £34,373 Plus a £3000 recruitment and retention bonus

Hours: This a full-time post however we will consider applicants who are interested in any full or part time working arrangements, including term time only, annualised hours, reduced days per week, job sharing and any other agile/flexible working arrangement.

The standard full-time working hours for the Trust are 35 per week.

Required: September 2022

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date:  Monday 6th June 2022 at 12 noon
Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 8th June 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday 15th June April 2022

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust has an exciting new opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist to support pupils’ speech, language and communication skills across all schools with this growing Multi-Academy Trust.

We are seeking a confident, capable and experienced practitioner to work across:

Saint Paul’s Catholic High School, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, SS John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School and St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School. These schools are all based in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester and are within a short drive of each other. The Trust is growing and looking forward to the expansion of our network of schools across the wider region over the next 3 years so a willingness to travel to other schools in greater Manchester is essential.

The Trust has an above the national average number of pupils with SEND, therefore we are excited to be taking this innovative approach to providing support and specialist advice to our pupils and their families.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Health and Care Professionals Council and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists registration
  • A passion for supporting children and delivering assessments and direct therapy to pupils from nursery to Year 11, who have a range of speech, language and communication needs.
  • Innovative ways of sharing your skills, including the training and overseeing of existing support staff delivering speech and language programmes in each school. 
  • The ability to work across the schools to deliver training or coaching for teachers, SENCos and SEND teams, as well as support with monitoring the impact of school based interventions.
  • A passion for supporting the most vulnerable pupils within our Trust
  • A proven track record of working collaboratively with different stakeholders to improve outcomes for pupils
  • Strong moral and ethical principles and values
  • The ability to adapt and respond positively to challenging situations

We can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to:

  • Be awarded a recruitment and retention bonus of £3000 which is payable in the first month of your employment. Should you resign from the Trust within 3 years this would be repayable on a tapered basis as follows:
    • 1-12 months service = £3000 repayment
      13-24 months service = £2000 repayment
      25-36 months service = £1000 repayment
  • Work across all schools within the Trust
  • Deliver school-to-school support at other settings
  • Be part of our friendly Trust Central Team and work closely with the CEO and Strategic Lead for Safeguarding and SEND
  • An opportunity to be work with dedicated, talented and hardworking individuals in our schools.
  • Entry into the Local Government Pension Scheme which is one of the most
    competitive on the market, with employer contributions of 18.5%
  • A true commitment to Continuing Professional Development with access to a
    library of on-line training courses and fully accredited qualifications and
    opportunities to access other relevant paid training.
  • A range of employee benefits which support your well-being that includes:
    • A confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is extended to
      members of your family
    • A Health Cash Plan which is paid for by the Trust and gives access to a
      range of benefits which include covering the costs towards optical, dental,
      alternative therapy treatments, health screening and discounted gym
      memberships and a large range of retail discounts. Some benefits are also
      available to family members
    • Flu vaccination clinics
    • Eyecare Vouchers

Prospective candidates are warmly invited to arrange a meeting to speak to the CEO
for a discussion about the role by emailing her at sacha.humphries@wcatrust.co.uk

If you would like to apply for the position, application packs are available from the Trust’s website: www.wcatrust.info. You should complete the Support Staff Application Form and return it by e-mail to Mrs Andrea Sweeney HR Manager at recruitment@wcatrust.co.uk. You will need to read the Application Form Notes, Privacy Notice, Job Description, Person Specification and Disclosure Form.

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, religion, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex and sexual orientation.

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post will be subject to enhanced DBS and barred list checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The applicant will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Applicants are advised that schools and colleges designated with a religious character in England and Wales are permitted by law to require certain posts to be filled by practising Catholics or individuals who hold a Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. Where it is not a requirement of the role to be a practising Catholic, applications are invited from individuals committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the school. It is not a requirement of this role to be a practising Catholic and therefore, applications are invited from individuals committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the Trust.

Job Start Date

September 2022

Salary Band

Band 7


Full time