Governance roles

RCSLT trustees wanted

The following Trustee roles will become vacant at the September AGM, and the Board is therefore seeking applications.

If you want to shape the future of your profession and the RCSLT then please think about applying.  Don’t assume it’s not for you. 

Read more about the work of the Board in the application packs, available here.

What matters most is a passion to see better lives for people with communication and swallowing needs, by supporting the speech and language therapy profession.

Summaries of each vacant role are below:

England Country Representatives (North and South regions – two roles)
With most members practicing in England, this is an opportunity to define a new role representing the North (which includes the Midlands and East) or the South. Both roles will play a leading role to help develop member engagement while making a strategic contribution across the board.  Applicants should be practicing in either North or South regions and can only be nominated and voted for by members residing in North or South regions, as applicable.

Scotland Country Representative
We are looking for someone who practices in Scotland and wants to play a leading role in the SLT profession in Scotland and contributing across the UK.  Applicants can only be nominated and voted for by members residing in Scotland.

Trustee for Research and Development
Are you involved in research and development? If so would you like the opportunity to contribute and influence this aspect of the profession? We are looking for someone active in research and development but who could also contribute strategically across the board.

Two General Trustee roles
These roles are without portfolio and will make strategic contributions to Board discussions and decision-making across the range of issues affecting the RCSLT and the profession.

Instructions, role descriptions and application forms are available here.

If you would like an informal chat with a trustee or senior staff member please email: or tel: 020 7378 3007

The closing date for applications is midday on 1 May 2019.

Trustee vacancies - application documents

Role specifications:


Prospective candidates should please read the relevant role description(s) and familiarise yourself with the Board of Trustees Terms of Reference.

Please download and complete the application form (which is in four parts) and skills matrix. 

Email the application form and skills matrix, plus your CV, and a head and shoulders photograph to:

Telephone interviews with short-listed candidates will be held between 10 and 20 May 2019.

If you would like an informal chat with a trustee or senior staff member please email: or tel: 020 7378 3007

The closing date for applications is midday on 1 May 2019

Please contact us if you'd like to find out more.

Staff roles

Enquiries Coordinator

Are you keen to make a difference to people’s lives? The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is the professional body for the UK’s 17,000 speech and language therapists. It provides guidance and advice to this passionate and diverse profession.

We are looking to recruit an Enquiries Coordinator to provide guidance to our innovative members.

In this role you’ll be able to put your analytical and interpersonal skills to work in a fun and rewarding environment, as well as have a say in the development of new guidance and resources to support members.

The Enquiries Coordinator is an essential part of our organisation, acting as the first point of contact for our members by telephone, email and online. Working closely with another coordinator, you will be responsible for providing a professional information and enquiry handling service. 

You should have experience in delivering excellent customer service; engaging and supporting online communities; researching information using multiple data sources; and, ideally, experience working within a comparable business (higher education, healthcare, or professional, regulatory or membership body).

  • Fixed term contract:  until 31st March 2020
  • Full time: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,389
  • Closing Date: 9am, Tuesday 7 May 2019
  • Interview Date: Wednesday 15  May 2019
  • Contact Email:

Application is by the official RCSLT application form only, available here.