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Mildmay Oaks, Odiham Road, Winchfield,Hook, Hampshire RG27 8BS

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time


£40,000 per annum


Full time/Part time/Flexible

Job Advert Role Description

Are you a dedicated and passionate  Specialist or Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) seeking to work in an expanding, highly motivated and friendly Speech and Language Therapy team?

Mildmay Oaks Hospital (CQC rated as Good) has created a new and exciting post for someone wanting to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people with communication difficulties, some of whom may have swallowing difficulties.

The role involves working within an inpatient mental health hospital for men and women with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. You will help to support our clients to develop their functional communication skills through a number of approaches to help our client’s progress towards their discharge and enabling them to live a happier and fulfilling life within the community.

Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do, based on the specific needs of the individuals in our care.

This role comes with the opportunity to develop your management skills through the line management of the SLT Assistant and by leading on site communication projects across site.  Necessary training and support will be provided.


What we offer

  • The equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata) - plus your birthday off!
  • Robust hospital induction and team induction
  • Free parking
  • Supplemented meals
  • A contribution towards your HCPC fees paid for by The Priory Group
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • Career development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Priory benefits including discounts and mental health support
  • Enhanced Maternity Package

Found in semi-rural Hampshire, Mildmay Oaks is surrounded by fields but close to rail links and the M3 and A30 road network.


We are looking for

  • Someone who wants to develop or extend their clinical expertise with this client group
  • Someone keen to engage with the wider Priory Speech and Language Therapy networks
  • Motivated to collaboratively participate in quarterly Priory Speech and Language Therapy meetings
  • Able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Able to work closely alongside a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and provide support to the Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (SLTA).


To be successful in this role, you'll need

  • HCPC approved Degree/ Masters (or equivalent) In Speech and Language Therapy
  • To be registered with HCPC and RCSLT
  • Experience in working with a client population who present with a diagnosis of Autism (ASD) /Learning Disability, along with complex needs and challenging behaviour
  • Experience in or an interest in Dysphagia management
  • The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication / time management skills


Specific details

Role: Specialist or Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist: Fixed term 12 month contract

(Please note: Newly qualified/band 5 SLT’s with previous experience working with people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism will be considered).

Salary: FTE 39,000 Band 6 or 7 depending on experience

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

Contract: 12 month Fixed term contract

Location: Hook, Hampshire


Please see the job description for further information about the post

To discuss the role in more detail please call Kayley Lambourne, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist on 01252 845826 or email

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application.  Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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