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External Affairs Assistant (12 months Fixed Term Contract)

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is seeking to recruit an External Affairs Assistant to support the Policy and Public Affairs Team with its influencing work. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the delivery of policy and public affairs initiatives and campaigns, as well as engage with and promote the work of our 17,000 members and speech and language therapy students.

You'll play a key role in developing the RCSLT's factsheets, producing and promoting monthly awareness events notes, contributing to our webinar programme as well as having day to day management of the PPA Team's two Twitter accounts @RCSLTpolicy and @GivingVoiceUK. You'll also support the Public Affairs Adviser and our Policy Advisers in all aspects of public affairs.

You'll be self-motivated and a team player, highly organised, have excellent research and writing skills and experience of using social media as an influencing and campaigning tool.

Full Job Description

Fixed term contract - 12 months

Part time (21 hours / 3 days per week) based in our London office

Salary: £29,046 pa pro rata (including LW)

Closing Date: 5pm, Tuesday 3 September 2019

Interview Date: Friday 13 September 2019

To apply, please complete the application form, the equal opportunities and monitoring form and email to

Lead Research Officer

The RCSLT is seeking a Lead Research Officer who is committed to driving forwards evidence-based practice and research across the speech and language therapy profession. Working closely with the RCSLT Research Manager and the Research Officer, you will contribute to or lead on a variety of key RCSLT Research projects. You will also be responsible for management and ongoing strategic development of the RCSLT Enquiries service.

This is an excellent opportunity to take an active role in supporting the speech and language therapists in meeting challenges and opportunities related to evidence-based practice and research. It is also an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills through strategic oversight of the RCSLT Enquiries service.

The successful candidate will have:

  • HCPC registration and RCSLT membership.
  • A good knowledge of evidence-based practice and research methodology. This includes an understanding of the barriers and challenges to applying evidence to practice.
  • Experience of critically appraising evidence, applying evidence to practice and collecting evidence using outcome measures, service evaluation, audit and/or research.
  • Experience leading/managing projects.
  • Excellent organisational, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively within a team and wider networks.

The successful candidate would benefit from:

  • Experience of leadership, influencing and line management.
  • Understanding of research priority setting processes.
  • Understanding of the principles of co-production of research & clinical services with service users.
  • MRes or equivalent qualification

Full Job Description 

Full time: 35 hours per week

12 months fixed-term contract (option of secondment)

Salary: £41,041

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 27 September

Interview Date: 10 October 

To apply, please complete the application form, the equal opportunities and monitoring form and email to

Application is by the official RCSLT application form only

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