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Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist, you’ll be working as part of the NHS system in North Kent where we deliver community services to adults across Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Swale (excludes clients with learning disabilities).

You will be based primarily in Gravesham Community Hospital and/or Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, where we have clinics available for outpatient appointments and also cover some community inpatient wards. We also have an outpatient clinic at Sheppey Community Hospital. You will carry out home visits across Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and/or Swale.

Gravesham Community Hospital is located a short distance from St Georges Shopping Centre and is surrounded by well-known food establishments and local coffee shops which makes it a great place to be based.

Main Responsibility

As a Speech and Language Therapist, you will provide assessment, diagnosis, therapy and advice for patients with acquired communication and swallowing disorders. You will support patients to reach their potential and live their lives to the full. You will be able to experience working with patients with a wide range of diagnoses in order to develop your skills. There are opportunities to develop specialist skills in the areas where you are most passionate, for example working with patients with neurological conditions or head and neck cancer.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a BSc Hons or recognised degree equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy and be a registered member of Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

Package Description

As a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist, you’ll be part of our valued team at Gravesham Community Hospital, Gravesend.

You will feel valued as a Speech and Language Therapist within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • £35,392 - £42,618 band 6 salary with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions.
  • Plentiful onsite parking.
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you.
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates.
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling.
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise.
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year.
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with 100% of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission.
  • Free tea, coffee and milk at your base location.

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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