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Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) manage speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. They assess, diagnose and develop a programme of care to maximise the communication and swallowing potential of children and adults.

Our SLTs offer a comprehensive range of services, and work as part of teams across the Trust at King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital.

We have a range of opportunities for qualified SLTs who wish to develop their skills in acute or rehabilitation inpatient care. All our SLTs are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

How we recruit

All SLT posts are advertised in our current vacancies section and on NHS Jobs.


There are many benefits of working as an SLT at the Trust, including:

  • individual and group supervision to support you in your role
  • learning and development opportunities, including the opportunity to work across multiple specialties and hospitals
  • access to a medical school library, research team and top training facilities to support a dynamic learning environment
  • the opportunity to rotate posts across a range of areas and work as part of a multidisciplinary team

“I work at King’s because the Speech and Language department are really committed to personal development and there are some fantastic opportunities.”

Crystal, Speech and Language Therapist

“It’s a place of innovation and we’re always working harder to do better for our patients.”

Isla, Speech and Language Therapist

More information

Read our advice on how to apply for a job at the Trust. You can also find out about what the Trust has to offer, including information on pay, leave and benefits.

King’s also has temporary work opportunities for SLTs. For more information, contact the King’s Staff Bank team.