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Speech and Language Therapist - Full-time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-167S
  • Posted:09/06/2023
  • Pay:£40,588pa. Pro-rated to term-time only, £30,441
  • Start Date:Monday 4th September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Speech and Language Therapist


Hours:             Monday – Friday – 08:30 – 16:00, some flexibility is required.

Salary:            £40,588 per annum (pro-rated to term-time only, actual salary £30,441)

Starting:          Monday 4th September 2023

Closing:           Monday 26th June 2023, 09:00


The successful candidate should have experience of working within children and young people and have a strong understanding of the social, emotional and mental health issues within this age group. Due to the nature of the role, they should have a flexible approach to delivering support.

The position will see you working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with your own caseload of students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on students’ lives.

All of our learners have EHCPs and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement.  West Heath School works towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.

The applicant will be registered to HCPC and be a member of RCSLT. A degree or an equivalent qualification in Speech and Language is required.

As well as working in an incredibly rewarding environment our benefits include free lunches and onsite parking. There are excellent opportunities for career development and training from internal and external experts. 


Job Description, personal specification and application form can be found on our website.

To arrange an informal visit please email whs.hr @westheathschool.com


Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check)

Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding May 2022

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Kelly or Chloe Checkley
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: whs.hr-team@westheathschool.com


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.