Speech and Language Therapist
  • Employer: Abbey School
  • Reference: SS/22/205809
  • Published: Mon 25/07/2022, 12:14 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/10/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: TBC
  • Salary: £27,800 - £32,250 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chester , Cheshire

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Speech and Language Therapist

Abbey School is an independent special school based in the historic city of Chester. We provide specialist and evidence-informed education for young people aged 4-19. We support young people in transdisciplinary teams including teachers, behaviour analysts, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists who all work together supporting our pupils to thrive and achieve.

Our bespoke school is growing, and a fantastic opportunity has opened for an additional speech and language therapist to join our transdisciplinary team here at Abbey School.

This position is available for the appointed speech and language therapist to start as soon as possible, offering full time hours per week in a permanent role.

As our school is quickly expanding, we are also offering hours to locum support. If you are a locum SaLT who would like to find out further information please call Becky on 01244 960 000.

To learn more about this role please download our recruitment pack which includes a full job description and person specification. The ideal candidate must meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification.


  • Competitive salary
  • Suite of staff benefits including pension scheme
  • Technology appropriate for your job
  • Comprehensive staff training programme
  • Access to WeCare which is a 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programme and much more
  • Access to MediCash program for wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to shape and improve the life chances of pupils with a disability, and in so doing, extend the prospect of an improved quality of life for family members and others

We are a growing team, focused on delivering the best level of support for our pupils. If you are a suitably qualified individual who aligns with our vision and values please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Apply

If you feel as though you have the right qualities to join our exciting, innovative and exceptional school as a Speech and Language Therapist then please complete the school application form, available to download below.  

Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@abbeyschool.com with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr Katy Lee. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU. Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.  

Please complete an application form as soon as possible. This is an ongoing recruitment cycle to build our staff teams, and we encourage an application form to be completed and sent to us at your earliest convenience.

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The School will complete an online search for all shortlisted candidates. If any incidents or issues have happened that are publicly available online, the school may wish to explore this at interview.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.  

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.  

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation. 

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