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Please Note: Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

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Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer, aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities . All appointments will be made on merit.


We are looking to recruit one full time permanent Band 5 Audiologists to join our busy expanding paediatric Department. Applications are invited from enthusiastic and motivated individuals with excellent clinical and organisational skills. The successful applicants will be based at Alder Hey and in community clinics and schools. The Service offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and rehabilitative services for children from birth to 19 years of age.

The successful candidates will join an established hardworking and committed team comprising of Consultant Audio vestibular Physicians, Audiologists and a Nurse Specialist. The post holders will support the team in providing an Audio-vestibular Service for children of Liverpool and Sefton and for an expanding regional tertiary service. This is an exciting and rewarding position and the successful applicant will have opportunities for further development.

The Department moved to a new State of the Art Children’s Health Park in September 2015, and has 4 sound proofed rooms, one with observation facilities. Funding has been allocated for an additional fifth booth.

We provide the full range of services from school entry screen follow-up, to highly specialised diagnostic and vestibular assessment. Alder Hey is the main referral centre for diagnostic follow-up of new-borns including referrals for aetiological investigations and ABR testing of neonates. We have a regional BAHA program in conjunction with ENT and a rapidly expanding vestibular and tertiary service. The post holders will have the opportunity to join a progressive and visionary team and will be encouraged to contribute to the departments audit and research projects.

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

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