Schools Speech and Language Support Team

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Speech and Language Therapist Ref: 50052728

Thompson House, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 9: £17,165.07 to £18,964.46 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Leah Frisby at 01983 821000 ext. 6349.

Vacancy Reference: 50052728

Closing Date: 04/07/2022

Contract Type: Permanent  

Hours: 22.5 Per Week


This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an established and successful speech and language therapy service on the Isle of Wight. The Schools Speech and Language Support Team works in a highly collaborative way with schools and education settings to meet the needs of learners with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in mainstream primary and secondary schools, in specialist education settings and in colleges on the Isle of Wight.


The successful applicant will be required to provide specialist assessment to profile the communication needs and support requirements for students, to design, deliver, oversee and evaluate required intervention and to provide training, collaboration and support for education settings to enable children and young people to access learning and positive peer



The post provides a real opportunity to make a difference for children and young people, as well as provide high quality support for schools and settings and their staff teams and in doing so develop a wide range of clinical and professional skills. The successful applicant will be required to travel to different settings across the island and will hold a varied caseload.


The service places a very high emphasis on evidence based practice and an outcome driven approach to service delivery. The successful applicant will work alongside a friendly and supportive team of experienced speech and language therapists, speech and language therapy assistants and specialist teachers.


The post would ideally suit a therapist with experience of working in education settings at undergraduate or postgraduate level and would be appropriate for a newly qualified speech and language therapist.


The successful applicant will receive regular supervision and support from highly skilled, trained and experienced speech and language therapists and there will be regular opportunities for training and continuing professional development.


The service operates in an agile manner which allows for real flexibility for team members to maintain a positive work life balance.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Leah Frisby at 01983 821000 ext. 6349.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.  


Closing date: 20/06/2022