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Band 5 Dietitian

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The dietetics department at Salisbury hospital are looking for a newly graduated dietitian or an experienced band 5 who wishes to get more clinical experience in a busy district general hospital. Our small but friendly team have an excellent reputation throughout the hospital and are highly respected by our clinical teams.

We would welcome dietitians who are due to graduate this year and can support employment prior to HPCP registration. We have an established preceptorship programme to support new graduates and are committed to continue to support further education and development.

Salisbury Hospital rates nutrition highly and boasts specialist services in Burns, Plastics, Spinal Injuries and trauma rehabilitation. We have a forward thinking and innovative nutrition support team whose dietitians carry out a number of extended roles, including assisting the GI team to put in gastrostomy tubes.

Working as a band 5 dietitian in Salisbury has given me a wealth of experience in specialist areas. Staying here for a Band 6 role demonstrates just how fantastic a team, and a hospital, it is to work in. I cannot recommend this opportunity enough Hermione Brandt - Acute Dietitian.

Main duties of the job

Roles will include provision of acute inpatient dietetic support to the inpatient wards in Salisbury District Hospital.

The post holders will liaise and support medical and nursing staff on the dietetic and nutritional management of patients in the following areas:

General Medicine, General surgery, Orthopaedics, Elderly Care.

The role will be supported by Advanced Dietetic Practitioners and Band 6 Dietitians who provide specialist care to the Stroke, GI service, Burns, Oncology, Paediatric and Spinal services.

You will also be involved in the implementation of MUST across the hospital, working jointly with other health professionals in many specialties including SLT, tissue viability, stoma care and the therapy teams.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

The roles will cover acute medicine, surgery, orthopaedics and elderly care supported by a senior dietitian providing senior support and development opportunities in our specialist areas such as ITU, Spinal and Burns.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Academic degree in Dietetics or Human Nutrition
  • Current HCPC registration for Dietetics


  • Recent NHS hospital dietetic experience



  • Accuracy in written communication
  • Competent IT skills



  • Self-motivated
  • Team worker

Employer details

Employer name

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Odstock Road



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