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Clinical Lead University Hospital of Wales

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year Per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, proactive and motivated dietitian to become clinical lead for the University Hospital of Wales Nutrition andDietetic service within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

University Hospital of Wales is the largest teaching hospital in Wales and provides a wide range of acute specialties locally and regionally including major trauma, critical care, gastroenterology, haematological cancers including transplants, renal and renal transplant, cancer surgery for head and neck, upper GI and hepatobiliary cancers, spinal, colorectal, neuro, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, stroke and inherited metabolic diseases.

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical leadership and operational performance of the UHW Dietetic service, in collaboration with the Strategic Lead for UHW Dietetic Services. The post holder will be accountable to the Head of Nutrition and Dietetics for the performance of the UHW service and will provide expert advice on professional practice to ensure that nutrition and dietetics is appropriately represented in the strategic planning of acute services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is the operational manager of University Hospital of Wales dietetic services for Cardiff and Vale. You will have a clinical remit for a specialism within the acute secondary and tertiary portfolio of services dependent on clinical experience. The post holder will be responsible for the configuration and delivery of service provision for UHW dietetics, working with a team of operational leads for the adult dietetic service.

The successful person will have excellent communication and influencing skills, extensive experience of working in secondary/tertiary care settings, and have worked successfully with other professionals and stakeholders. You will demonstrate proven leadership experience and an innovative approach to service development and evaluation. You will be able to work on your own as well as within a multi-disciplinary team.

In return we are highly committed to CPD, staff development and you will have excellent opportunities to be involved in service improvement.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and personal specification attached within the supporting documents.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply

Person Specification



  • Evidence of current HCPC registration
  • Masters qualification or evidence of experience equivalent to masters level
  • Degree, or equivalent, or post graduate qualification in dietetics


  • Membership of relevant specialist interest group



  • Experience of working within acute secondary/tertiary care dietetics
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Knowledge and experience of evaluation of dietetic services


  • Understanding and experience of service development
  • Experience of working across professional and organisational boundaries

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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