Head of Professional Development Programmes (maternity cover – 12 months)

  • Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 5 May 2021

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is looking for a highly-skilled, innovative manager to cover the permanent postholder’s maternity leave.

This role would suit someone who is skilled in managing people and programmes of work and has a background in working with a variety of stakeholders. Strategic oversight, flexibility, and the ability to reprioritise would be essential when working in this exciting, fast-paced environment.

About the role

You will formulate strategy and work programmes in response to professional practice needs, corporate strategic objectives, and organisational capacity. You will be responsible for reviewing new work proposals from a variety of sources, with a frequent requirement for flexibility and re-prioritisation.

You will manage a team of five, overseeing projects and business as usual processes, which relate to professional guidance, workforce development, and pre-registration education. You will oversee the development and update of online professional and clinical information, guidance, and resources. This information is aimed at a range of audiences and ranges from clinical guidelines, guidance for individual professionals, and guidance to promote quality services. You will oversee workforce development programmes, with current focus on advanced and extended roles, practice education, apprenticeships, and support workers. Your remit also includes speech and language therapy education and the accreditation of pre-registration SLT courses.

  • Full time (35 hours per week)
  • Contract: Maternity cover; Fixed term contract for 12 months
  • Salary: £49,518
  • Interview date: 14 May
  • Contact email: jo.offen@rcslt.org

If you are interested and would like to find out more information about the role you can contact gemma.holmes@rcslt.org.

Application pack

Application is by the official RCSLT application form only. Please send all the completed forms to jo.offen@rcslt.org

The closing date for applications is 9am, Wednesday 5 May 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be informed as soon as possible.