We are looking to recruit an experienced Specialist (Clinical Lead) Speech and Language Therapist with a knowledge and expertise in working with individuals with Autism, learning difficulties and complex communication needs. 

Key information:
Salary: Agenda for Change Band 7 - £31,383 - £41,373
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours a week
Contract type: Permanent
Apply: Online application form


Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our autism practitioner / support worker team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Read more about what it's like to work at Prior's Court and the difference you can make here.


We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team. You will work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team (including Occupational Therapists, Psychology Assistants and School Nurses) to support the communication needs of our young people.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with knowledge and expertise in working with autism, learning difficulties and complex communication needs. You will be the clinical lead within a small team of speech and language therapists, managing an independent caseload as well as having overall responsibility for ensuring positive outcomes for all young people within the SALT Team, providing assessment, individual and group therapy, curriculum input, staff training and ongoing advice and support to staff.

The successful candidate will need to hold a recognised SLT degree or qualification, be registered with the HCPC and also a member of the RCSPLT.

Experience of PECS, TEACCH, AAC and Intensive Interaction is desirable.

Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. 

We are also recruiting for a part time Speech and Language Therapist.


Our teams working directly with our young people are the key to their progress and achievements and we aim to make them feel valued and supported with training in autism along with knowledge and skills they need to do a great job and develop their careers. Find out more about the benefits we offer.


Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

 Application links: 
Job description   Online application form

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e: recruitment@priorscourt.org.uk

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.