Job details

£27,055 – £32,934 a year
Job type

Full Job Description

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Band 5 Audiologist to join our Oldham Community Audiology Service . The post is for 3 days working from 8.00am until 6.00pm The Oldham Audiology Service is friendly, forward thinking and experienced with a good skill mix. It is an innovative and dynamic service that provides assessment, treatment and advice to adults and children with hearing difficulties.

Main duties of the job

You will provide routine audiological services on patients of varying ages in line with service requirements as part a team. Key Responsibilities of the Post:
  • Perform diagnostic audiological tests.
  • Select, fit and rehabilitate patients with hearing aids using a complex computer system.
The service operates over the core hours of 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Preferred working hours – 28 over 3 days. 8.00am – 6.00pm  

Working for our organisation

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world’s first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person specification

Qualification / Registration

Essential criteria
  • BSc Hons Audiology or MSc in Audiology or Diploma in Audiology or equivalent
  • RCCP or HCPC registration
Desirable criteria
  • British Academy of Audiology membership and or BSA

Knowledge skills experience

Essential criteria
  • Has experience of working in an NHS Audiology Department.
  • Completed appropriate record of clinical competence, or demonstrate appropriate experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional guidelines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all client groups and colleagues.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to perform a range of Audiological tests and to develop an individual care plan
  • To engage in CPD and department appraisal system
  • Ability to manage & prioritise own workload
  • Ability to record clinical and professional activity
  • Ability to contribute to service quality improvement
  • Fine manual dexterity
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of clinical governance.
  • Ability to diffuse conflict
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.