Apprentice Speech and Language/Dietetic Therapy Assistant

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Cimla Hospital, Neath
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.


Swansea University Health Board is offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to further develop the skills to become an apprentice Speech and Language/Dietetic Therapy Assistant Apprentice within the busy Community Resource Team in Cimla, Neath Port Talbot.

This is a 12 month developmental post which is supported with qualification in Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support offered through a local college provider. This is a full time post however there is protected study leave once the course begins. The academic work will be supported by a local college provider. Practical skills will be developed within the Community Resource Team supported by a mentor and line manager.

The qualification will be supported by a combination of external training courses, shadowing senior staff and internal training courses. This will develop the successful candidate to be able to undertake the role effectively.

The individual should also have the enthusiasm and drive to complete the qualification whilst working full time within the department.

Candidates should be self motivated, willing to learn and have a positive, can-do attitude and approach to be part of a team that delivers a high quality service to all.

You will receive training and ongoing support to enable you to use the systems and processes required to undertake the role and complete your apprenticeship. In addition, you will gain a recognised apprenticeship qualification.

All applicants must:

•be aged 16+
•be resident in the UK/EEA for the last three years
•not be in any form of formal government-funded education qualifications
•have a good general standard of GCSE education or equivalent

•not hold a Level 2 NVQ in Health Care Support, a similar subject, or at an equivalent level
•not have a Degree

•be flexible within normal working hours (37.5 hours per week)

This post is for a fixed term of 12 months.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date: 23/11/2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Abbie Finch

Job title: Apprentice and Staff Development Co-ordinator

Email address:

Additional contact information:

For further details contact:

Abbie Finch
Apprenticeship and Staff Development Co-ordinator
Email -
Tel. 01792 70 22 22 39193

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Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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