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Trust Speech & Language Therapist

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Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust
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17 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022
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Trust Speech & Language Therapist

Salary Range: FMAT Scale SC6 - P01 Full Time (£26,445 to £34,373) – Term Time Only Actual salary £23,127.81 to £30,060.55 depending on qualifications, and experience.

Hours per week: 37 per week, term time only

Contract Type: Permanent

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust

Fairfax Road

Sutton Trinity

Sutton Coldfield

B75 7JT

Telephone Number: 0121 788 4100

Email Address:

Job Start Date: ASAP

Trust Speech and Language Therapist – Fairfax Multi Academy Trust (FMAT)

Current salary April 2022 pay award still pending. With incremental annual progression through the pay scale dependant on performance.

Full Time, permanent, term time only. We welcome applications from candidates seeking part-time or job share arrangements.

Following an increasing demand from our academies and our development of a therapeutic services team, we are pleased to be recruiting a Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) to join our strong, highly regarded and supportive team of education professionals who are part of the wider school improvement team within the MAT.

The school improvement team has developed over the past twelve months and we have recently begun to explore our therapeutic offer to FMAT students. The MAT has made the decision to fund and bring ‘in house’ therapeutic services to include SaLT and EP (Educational Psychology) to work alongside the central and academy level pastoral and SEND teams.

The MAT has made additional investment in these services to increase capacity in response to rising demand, to support student wellbeing and to add additional support to our multi-disciplinary team. The school improvement team are involved with strategic SEND and Inclusion development work and we are looking to build on this further with the development of our mental health network and increased training offer, with the aim of becoming a regional trailblazer to establish mental health support teams within MATs.

This is an excellent opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist who is committed to inclusion, working with others, and determined to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people and their families.

We are looking to appoint a Speech and Language Therapist who:

• is creative, enthusiastic, and passionate about what applied psychology can achieve

• enjoys working with children, young people, their families, and schools

• is able to build good relationships and work well with others

• is proactive, dynamic, and flexible with great communication skills, both oral and written

• is committed to early identification, overcoming barriers, promoting inclusion, and improving the lives and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families

We offer:

• a supportive induction, regular high-quality supervision

• excellent peer support

• regular bespoke and general CPD and training opportunities through our MAT wide professional learning offer

• excellent ICT facilities

• opportunities to develop specialist interests

• Membership of LGPS

• A growing range of employee perks and benefits including salary sacrifice opportunities

For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Simon Lynch (Trust SEND Lead) at

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Closing Date: 30 June 2022, 10am

Please visit our school website for an application pack

Interview w/c 4 July 2022

Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as providing evidence of qualifications.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution

should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:[1]offenders-act-1974

An enhanced DBS check is required for this post and we welcome applications from candidates who are seeking full-time, part-time or job share.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.


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