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Priory Hospital Bristol, Heath House Lane, Stapleton, BS16 1EQ

Priory Group Division



£25 per hour


Expected around 7.5 hours per week

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time

Job Advert Role Description

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Priory Hospital Bristol is part of the Healthcare Division of Priory Group and has 86 beds over eight wards varying from Eating Disorders, Acute Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injury, Adult PICU, Huntingdon’s and Dementia, private addiction and general psychiatry.

This is a role for an experienced Speech and Language therapist who has experience in neurological disorders and communication difficulties. We are looking for someone to provide highly specialised assessment and therapy for dysphagia and communication impairments to a wide range of adult clients with mental health diagnoses and complex conditions including acquired and progressive neurological conditions e.g. Huntington's disease, Parkinson’s, and stroke.

Working on a rehab ward with up to 14 patients. This is an opportunity to work with longer stay inpatients to support individual rehab and be a part of a therapies team including Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physiotherapy and Psychology, as well as a wider MDT including Psychiatry and the nursing teams.

Essential criteria

Degree and Licence to Practise from the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

Current AHP with UK HCPC registration and RCSLT membership

Desirable criteria

Well established knowledge of a broad range assessment tools relevant to the specialist client group

Evidence of relevant post-registration education and training e.g. in Stroke, Supervision

Member of a relevant Clinical Excellence Network

Evidence of competence in managing dysphagic patients          


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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