Speech and Language Therapist

  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/17401/5512
  • Published: Tue 21/02/2023, 14:10 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 26/03/2026, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,435 - £50,209 per annum (subject to experience)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Wandsworth

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Speech and Language Therapist

The role

Do you want to work in a role making a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism?

Would you like to gain experience and develop your career working within a multi professional team with experienced teachers, psychologists and therapists?

Would you like to be involved in shaping and developing a service designed to meet the needs of vulnerable young people and their families?

If yes, then we have some exciting opportunities for you.

Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service are looking to recruit a full-time Speech and Language Therapist (Maternity Cover) to our service (0.6) and to also work with St George’s trust within the MDA team (0.4). The role is a 9 month fixed term or secondment maternity cover opportunity.

What does the service do?

Our Autism Advisory Service is a multi- professional service providing advice, support and intervention to children and young people with autism, their families and education settings.

You will also work with the St Georges NHS Trust team. This will involve gathering information and working with children and young people to inform a diagnosis of Autism

What will your role be?

To work collaboratively within a multi-agency Advisory team under the direction of the Head of Service to provide support to education settings to best meet the needs of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Communication Disorder (SCD).

To deliver high quality training to professionals and families.  To deliver programmes of intervention and group work/support for children at home and in school/ EY setting. To oversee and provide advice and support to multi therapy assistants.

To be shortlisted your CV and personal statement will demonstrate:

  • Have membership with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Either a BSC in Speech and Language Therapy or a Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip)/ MSC in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Experience of working with children and young people with a range of Speech, Language and Communication Needs and particularly those with a diagnosis of ASD or social communication difference.

Contact details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Peter Dolor at peter.dolor@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Advert close date: 11:59pm on Sunday 26th March 2023
  • Shortlisting date: Week commencing 27th March 2023
  • Interview date/s: Week commencing 3rd April 2023

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

All internal applicants looking to apply as a secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

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