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Principal Service Lead for Paediatric Dietetics

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £54,619 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Principal Service Lead for Paediatric Dietetics Service

Family Care Division

Band 8a (22.5 hours)

Are you a Dietitian looking for an exciting opportunity in a joint clinical leadership and operational management role? Look no further, come and work with us and join our mission to create a 'Better Bolton'.

The Family Care Division from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit a Principal Service Lead for their Paediatric Dietetic Service and Health Families Team. This is an exciting opportunity if you are looking for a new challenge in your career in a joint leadership and managerial team to combine both your clinical, leadership and management skills.

Main duties of the job

As Principal Service Lead you will be responsible for leading our dynamic well established Dietetic Team across both acute and community settings. The post holder will need to be a qualified, HCPC register Dietetican with highly developed clinical knowledge/skills and significant post-graduate experience in leading Dietetic Services.

We are looking for a leader and role model, with excellent organisation and communication skills, extensive clinical experience and a proven track record of highly effective leadership and management skills. We are looking for someone with a positive approach, who is solution focused with a proven track record of managing change. You should be able to work on your own initiative, with the ability to multi-task and manage a demanding workload. You will also ideally have experience in service development, performance management, budget control and attendance management.

The post holder will need to be able to develop good working relationships at all levels and liaise effectively with a wide range of clinicians, managers and stakeholders as well as children, young people and their families.

You will need to be flexible in your working pattern to meet the needs of the services. This post is community based and ideally we are looking for someone who is able to travel around the borough.

Confidential informal discussions/visits are welcomed and encouraged.

About us

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust provide services across the north westside of the Greater Manchester area ranging from hospital services in Bolton to community services across Bolton, Salford, Ashton, Leigh and Wigan. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. We have recently been given a CQC rating of Good. Over 5,700 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don't need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

Bolton Foundation Trust aims to ensure the wellbeing and development of all our staff team and are committed to the continuous improvement of staff engagement initiatives.This is reflected in the NHS staff survey results where, for the fourth consecutive year, the Trust obtained the highest scores in Greater Manchester for the theme ofStaff Engagement.

The Family Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care for maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children's services. The Division is a Centre of Excellence for Women's and Children's services and has a credible and enviable reputation. We deliver over 6,000 babies and carry around 1500 gynaecological procedures each year, making us a specialist provider of health services for women, babies and their families in the North West Sector of Manchester and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information regarding the key responsibilities of this role please see the attached job description. If you have any further questions regarding this role please do not hesitate to contact us via the information below.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Dietetics
  • HCPC registration
  • Completion of appropriate professional courses


  • Management and Leadership courses/qualification

Experience and Skills


  • Appropriate Level of Clinical Knowledge & Skills (incl Paediatric Experience)
  • Experience and skills in relation to line management and leadership
  • Knowledge and experience of local and national policies and procedures


  • Budget management experience and skills
  • Knowledge and experience of working in relation to SEND legislation

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Breightmet Health Centre

Breightmet Fold Lane



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