Specialist Dietitian (Childhood Weight Management)

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
3 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen to join our friendly, forward-thinking and collaborative team at South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Our Dietetic Department of more than 55 staff is managed as one team, but is structured into smaller teams led by Senior Specialist Dietitians. We are actively involved in the training of Trainee Dietitians and offer A, B and C placements for both Leeds Beckett and Newcastle University.

We are looking to recruit a committed Dietitian to join our friendly and pro-active department.Our Department recognises the importance of work-life balance and we actively support flexible working.

Access to local amenities are within walking distance from Sunderland Hospital including Post Office, Subway, supermarkets, bakery and more. Transport links to Newcastle city centre via Metro. Prospective Applicants are welcome to contact the Department for any further information and we welcome informal visits.

Main duties of the job

You will deliver our childhood weight management service working with children, often with complex needs, who are an unhealthy weight and their families and carers, to deliver weight management interventions tailored to a familys needs.The work will involve a mixture of 1:1 clinics and family group sessions.

You will also be involved in delivering of training programmes designed specifically for health staff and other partners who work with children and their families.

There will be opportunities to cover other specialistareas such as general paediatrics, diabetes, allergies, neonatal, and home enteral feeding.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide evidence-based weight management interventions to children and their families/carers.


Person Specification



  • Post-registration experience in general dietetics.
  • Experience of working with groups.


  • Experience of working with children.
  • Experience of working with obese children and their families/carers.
  • An understanding of the Child Protection procedures and process.



  • Degree/Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • State Registration with HCPC.
  • Evidence of CPD.


  • Evidence of CPD within childhood obesity.
  • Supervisory Skills course.
  • Teaching qualification.

Personal qualities/attitude/other


  • Ability to motivate patients and families/carers.
  • Ability to work with groups of people.
  • Ability to communicate with children and adults.
  • Empathetic to children.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to work well with others.


  • Please provide a contact phone number or write 'no Number' if you do not have a one (in case we need to contact you about your Application).



  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to interpret dietary information into straightforward and realistic goals.
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role.


  • Teaching skills.
  • Group work skills.
  • Motivational interviewing skills.
  • IT skills.

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