Governance vacancies

Please see adverts for vacancies on PPPC and FRC committees

Trustee vacancies

Following the advertisement for vacant Trustee roles in the Bulletin and the enewsletter, there are two Trustee roles on the Board still open for nominations for candidates:


If you want to shape the future of your profession and the RCSLT then please think about applying. 

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.

Snapshots of each vacant role are below:


England Country Representatives (South region)

The England (South) region covers London, South East, South West and also the Channel Islands and members with BFPO addresses, as defined in Bylaw 35. 

The trustee with responsibility for this region will play a leading role to help develop member engagement while making a strategic contribution across the board.  

Applicants should be practicing in the South region and can only be nominated and voted for by members residing in the South region.


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.


If you’d 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 Thursday 1 August 2019


Staff vacancies

Director of Professional Development

Starting Salary £65,805

This is a strategic role providing vision and leadership to help the speech and language therapy profession to achieve greater impact through practice. Our members are passionate about delivering positive outcomes for their patients and service users. Your role will be to develop and implement strategies and resources that support them to do so, within the context of different employment sectors and structures, regulatory requirements, professional standards and taking account of the latest evidence-based practice.
The successful candidate will ideally be a speech and language therapist. They will be dynamic, quick at grasping new areas of work, and possess strong leadership and critical thinking skills; with a track record of success in workforce strategy and service transformation. They will enjoy taking on new challenges and take pride in helping to deliver sustained change at any level. Like us, the successful candidate will be passionate about improving quality of care for people with speech, language or eating and drinking difficulties, championing engagement and co-production in the development of new solutions and resources with our members and stakeholders.
The postholder will be accountable to the Chief Executive and work as part of the Senior Management Team, to support delivery of the RCSLT’s strategic plan.  
Key areas of accountability include:  responding to key issues relating to professional practice using a variety of means including establishing expert working groups, holding roundtable events, influencing senior policy makers and/or leading the development of new professional guidance and resources. 
If you would like discuss the role in more detail please contact Jo Offen on 020 7378 3007 to arrange a call with Kamini Gadhok, Chief Executive.
To apply, please complete the application form and email to Jo Offen
Application form
Director of Professional Development job description
Equal opportunities monitoring

Closing Date:

9 am, Monday 1 July 2019

Interview Date:

Thursday 18 July 2019

Committee vacancies 


We are seeking to fill two general vacancies on PPPC which are open to any member.

If you are excited and passionate about the big issues facing our profession then the PPPC is the place for you. Applicants are expected to have previous experience of active engagement in RCSLT business and to be able to demonstrate that they are part of a professional network of SLTs.

Although not essential, applicants currently involved in service delivery would be beneficial to the committee and we would like to recruit one member with expertise in mental health, mental capacity or secure services.

The term of office will run from the AGM on 25 September 2019 until the 2022 AGM with an option to re-apply for a further three years.

Strategic and in-depth, the PPPC monitors and anticipates both the external environment and internal developments on behalf of the Board of Trustees. Recent business has included research and innovation, international work, extended scope and advance practice and engagement with service users. The agenda for future meetings will be just as full.

The deadline for submitting a completed application is 9:00 am on Monday 8 July 2019.

To apply, please ensure that you have:

If you have any queries please contact Jo Offen:

Email: or telephone: 020 7378 3007


The FRC will have two vacancies starting in September 2019:

  • Do you want to broaden your professional skills?
  • Do you like the challenge of thinking strategically?
  • Would you like to play a part in the running of your RCSLT?
  • Do you want to help safeguard your profession?

If the answer is 'Yes', then think about joining the RCSLT's Finance and Resources Committee (FRC). This is a chance to be part of the RCSLT's governance, covering the organisation's finance, investments, HR, contracts, performance management, audit, risk, facilities, heritage work and membership administration.

Although it is desirable rather than essential to have professional expertise in one or more of the above fields, you do need to be able to assimilate information, think strategically and have a willingness to make decisions on behalf of the RCSLT.

The Committee meets four times a year in London. There will also be an induction day held on 31 October 2019, and further training will be given if required. The role is unremunerated, but expenses are paid. The term of office is for three years, starting from the AGM on 25 September 2019, with an opportunity for a further three years if selected.

The deadline for completed applications is Monday 8 July 2019.

To apply, please ensure you have: