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IDD Highly Specialist Dietitian and Team Lead

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen with our Mental Health Specialist Services to join our Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Directorate (IDD) at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a highly motivated autonomous Dietitian with leadership experience. The role would be Full time 37.5hrs providing a team leader role for the Community IDD Dietetics Team.

The service currently operates around the hours of 9-5pm Mon-Fri.

Main duties of the job

You will be providing specialist evidence based dietary advice and treatment for individual clients and their carers and supporting the development of the service within the directorate with the support of the multi-disciplinary team.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The role requires a high level of clinical and professional expertise in order that clients and their carers benefit from a well-coordinated pro-active, specialist, efficient and effective Dietetic treatment. The service includes individually tailored therapy and management, training, advice and a consultative approach. Input is predominantly on a one on one basis but consultation and training may be provided to train staff as required. In addition to direct client management the role requires input at a strategic level, management of Dietetic colleagues and day to-day management of the service.

Person Specification

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional


  • Degree or equivalent post grad Qualification leading to registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Dietitian HCPC registration as a Dietitian
  • Membership of British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Appropriate range of post registration specialist professional knowledge and experience acquired through recognised academic study and practical clinical education


  • Relevant clinical update course e.g. PENG Clinical update course, Diabetes, Public Health, Mental Health course.
  • Leadership course



  • Engagement in training as required appropriate to the post.


  • Relevant additional training.



  • Post registration clinical experience obtained within a wide range of acute /community /social care settings.
  • Experience of teaching groups.

Evidence of -Knowledge -Skills -Aptitudes


  • Experience of staff appraisal, recruitment and performance management
  • Experience of working in an MDT and ability to discuss management plans and their implications with the MDT.
  • Ability to work with patients and others in emotionally charged environments (e.g. acute, care home settings).
  • Experience of teaching colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
  • Experience of training and assessing Student Dietitians.
  • Involved in continuing to develop their practice as a Dietitian, to remain competent in clinical practice.
  • Complies with professional standards and code of conduct of BDA and HCPC.
  • Demonstrates own continuing professional development through knowledge of and implementation of the PAD process and competency framework as appropriate.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including e-mail, web browsing and word processing
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, recognising own and others limitations
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in a manner relevant to the audience
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own and others caseload.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage a budget


  • HR training including sickness absence and appraisal

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