Diabetes Specialist Dietitian Lead

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready for a change? Are you a dynamic dietitian, with experience in Diabetes and a desire to develop your leadership skills? If so, this exciting new Specialist Diabetes Dietitian Lead post could be for you!

Join us and be part of a diverse Dietetic Division which spans four hospital sites in vibrant Greater Manchester, comprising of 70 Dietitians.

We are a friendly, energetic and expanding dietetic department at North Manchester General Hospital.

You will be an integral part of both the multidisciplinary Diabetes Team and Dietetic Team, participating or leading on improvement initiatives, clinical audits, and other clinical governance activities. You will provide clinical supervision for pre-registration placements and support professional development of post graduate dietitians.

Your own knowledge and skill progression are also extremely valued, and the department actively encourages CPD activities and personal development.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the delivery of an effective, high-quality dietetic service for adult patients with diabetes, at North Manchester General Hospital. This will mainly consist of out-patient services with some in-patient work for complex cases. You will deliver a range of individual and group education including, DAFNE, carbohydrate counting, dietary advice for insulin pumps and gestational diabetes, alongside Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetologists.

A flexible and enthusiastic attitude with excellent communication and team working skills are essential, along with an expert knowledge of diabetes and a sound knowledge of nutrition support.

To apply for this post, you must have a degree, postgraduate diploma or Master's Degree in Dietetics and current HCPC registration.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Qualification / Education


  • Relevant degree in dietetics or post graduate diploma


  • MSc in Dietetics



  • HCPC registered

Knowledge and experience


  • Significant post graduate experience with reasonable time working in Diabetes

Communication skills


  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Organisational skills


  • Demonstrates organisational, planning and prioritsation skills

Team working


  • Ability to work as part of the team and wider MDT

Leadership skills


  • Evidence of clinical supervision or leading a team or service

Clinical effectiveness


  • W=evidence of understanding clinical governance

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

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Rd


M8 5RB

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