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Burston House, Rectory Road, Burston, IP22 5TU

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type



£16.10 Per Hour



Job Advert Role Description

Are you a dedicated and passionate Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) wanting to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of people with communication difficulties? Burston House Hospital (CQC rated as Good) has an exciting post to work as part of a highly motivated and friendly MDT.

The role will involve working within an inpatient Forensic hospital for men with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism, some of whom have swallowing difficulties. You will help to support our patients to develop their functional communication skills through a number of approaches including, conducting assessments, running groups, 1:1 sessions and staff training to help our patients’ progress towards their discharge and enabling them to live a happier and fulfilling life within the community.

The Role/ Key Responsibilities

  • As a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), you will manage a caseload of clients to maximise their potential and enable them to enjoy the best possible quality of life via the delivery of an evidence-based SLT service.
  • You will promote effective functional communication, social skills development, collaborative working and a total communication environment.
  • You will assess communication needs, whilst implementing and developing the SLT programme according to client's diagnosis and identified needs.
  • You will be involved in setting SMART targets and using appropriate outcome measures to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.
  • You will attend ward rounds, CPA’s and CTR’s for your client caseload and be involved in working as part of a team to develop MDT therapeutic interventions and Care Plans.
  • Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do, based on the specific needs of the individuals in our care.
  • Please see the job description for further information about the post

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 Learning Disability /Autism (ASD), along with complex needs and challenging behaviour
  • Experience in or an interest in Dysphagia management (desirable but not essential)
  • The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication / time management skills


  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) - plus your birthday off!
  • Supplemented meals
  • Free parking
  • 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

To discuss the role in more detail please call Simon Botting, Clinical Therapies Director, 01379 742600.


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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