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Staff vacancies

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists across the UK. The RCSLT has more than 20,000 members and employs around 60 staff predominately based in a London office. It also has offices in Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

Staff are currently working remotely due to the pandemic. When the main office in London Bridge re-opens, candidates may be expected to be office-based for at least part of the week.

Current vacancies

See the individual job role pages for more details and to apply to the RCSLT’s current vacancies.

Please note that as part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we have decided to redact any personal information not relating to the role from applications prior to them being presented to the selection panel.

Please email completed applications and any questions you have about the roles to recruitment@rcslt.org.

Working with us

RCSLT employees benefit from:

  • 25 days general annual leave entitlement (increasing incrementally after 2 years), plus office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Annual salary increments within pay range, where eligible
  • Occupational sick pay
  • The RCSLT pays 9% of salary into the company stakeholder pension scheme
  • Season ticket loan and cycle to work schemes
  • Employee assistance programme

Trustee and committee vacancies

We have a number of vacancies available. Download the role specifications for details:

Who we are looking for

You’ll need to be:

  • A full RCSLT member (this includes Certified, Newly Qualified, Overseas Qualified, Non-Practising, Returners to Practice, Retired, and Student members).
  • Passionate about your profession and keen to create a more diverse and inclusive professional body.

Applications are open to all members who are allies of minority groups and champion equality and diversity both personally and professionally.

We welcome applications from members from under-represented groups, such as members who are Black, Asian or have a minority ethnic background, LGBTQ+ members, or members with a disability. This is not an exhaustive list. Please see a full list of protected characteristics.

We are looking for members who share RCSLT values and behaviours.

How to apply

To apply please provide a statement (up to 500 words) or a video or audio statement (no longer than three and a half minutes) setting out:

  • A little about your work and personal background
  • Why you are interested in being a trustee or committee member
  • Which role or roles you are interested in
  • How you meet the role criteria
  • Some examples of how you have lived the values and behaviours (agreed by the RCSLT board) in your work or personal life (including roles in any professional networks)

Email your statement to cosec@rcslt.org by 5pm on 24 May 2022

We will hold virtual interviews with a panel of trustees and other members on the following dates:

  • Deputy chair – Monday 20 June (am)
  • General trustee – Tuesday 21 June (all day)
  • Research trustee – Wednesday 29 June (pm)
  • Country rep – Wales – Tuesday 28 June (pm)
  • Country rep – England North and South – Wednesday 22 June (all day)
  • Country rep – Scotland – Tuesday 28 June (pm)
  • FRC – Wednesday 15 June (all day)
  • PPPC – latter half of June

Find out more

If you would like an informal discussion about the process and what’s involved, with one of our trustees, please email cosec@rcslt.org.

Read more about why we are making these changes.

Please read more about our vision, values and behaviours and the terms of reference for the Board and committees and who’s on the Board.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 24 May 2022.

Join our Selection Panel

Now that we have established our new Nominations Committee, we’re looking for speech and language therapists to be part of our Selection Panel to help us with the recruitment of future Board and Committee members.

Selection Panel members will support the Nominations Committee to shape the future of RCSLT leadership. It is not a Trustee or Committee role, but provides a chance to get directly involved in the appointment of Board members who will represent you and the profession.

If you want to join us in our journey to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the governance structures of the RCSLT and have an interest, knowledge and/or experience of recruitment processes which support EDI, then this is for you.

What’s involved

The role of a Selection Panel member is to take part in interviews for prospective trustees and committee members and make their recommendations to the nominations committee on the most appropriate candidates for the positions available.

The time commitment for Selection Panel members will initially be approximately two days per year over a period of two to three years. This will include an orientation session to support you in your role.

Who can apply

To be a Selection Panel member, you’ll need to be:

  • A full RCSLT member (This includes Certified, Newly Qualified, Overseas Qualified, Non-Practising, Returners to Practice, Retired, and Student members)
  • Passionate about your profession
  • Keen to create a more diverse and inclusive professional body

Applications are open to all members who are allies of minority groups and champion equality and diversity both personally and professionally.

We welcome applications from members from under-represented groups, such as members who are Black, Asian or have a minority ethnic background, LGBTQ+ members, or members with a disability. This is not an exhaustive list. Please see a full list of protected characteristics for more information.

How to apply

To apply please provide a statement (up to 500 words) or a video or audio statement (no longer than 3 ½ minutes) which includes:

  • A little about your work and personal background.
  • Why you are interested in being part of the Selection Panel.
  • Some examples of how you have lived the values and behaviours agreed by the RCSLT Board in your work or personal life (including roles in any professional networks).
  • Confirmation that you can make the needed time commitment, including support from line manager where relevant.

Email your statement to jo.offen@rcslt.org.

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