Highly Specialist T3 Weight Management Dietitian

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa Inclu. HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
15 Jul 2023

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Dietitian, Other allied health
Band 7
Full Time
Highly Specialist T3 Weight Management Dietitian Band 7

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new team providing a new, high-quality specialist multidisciplinary Tier 3 weight management programme for adults in Croydon. The team will comprise dietitians, psychologist, physiotherapist, dietetic assistant, service coordinator and administrator. You will be an integral part of developing this new programme, which will aim to reflect the lifestyle and culture of Croydon's communities and provide an equitable service to all participants irrespective of age, identity, socioeconomic status, disability, health needs, or ethnic or cultural background.

You will contribute to, and develop policy and treatment pathways for people who need to change lifestyle behaviours in order to facilitate weight loss, provide a highly specialist dietetic input to support people who have severe and complex obesity to lose weight and make sustainable changes.

The programme will be flexible and led by patient choice, As such, group and 1-1 sessions will be provided form a range of community venues across the borough, as well as remotely, e.g. via MS Teams.

Your repertoire should demonstrate active participation in audit, research, service and patient improvement initiatives.

(advertised as 2 years fixed-term contract, initially and is under review with the possibility of a rolling contract)

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide highly specialist tailored dietetic support for persons with obesity who have complex medical comorbidities and needs and are residents of the borough of Croydon.

The post holder will:
  • Be an integral part of a high quality specialist multidisciplinary Tier 3 weight management programme for adults registered with a Croydon GP, which understands the lifestyle and culture of Croydon's communities.
  • Contribute to, and develop, policy and treatment pathways for patients who need to change lifestyle behaviours in order to facilitate weight loss.
  • Provide a highly specialist dietetic advice to support people who have severe and complex obesity to lose weight and make sustainable changes.
  • Provide an equitable service to all participants irrespective of age, identity, socioeconomic status, disability, health needs, or ethnic or cultural background.
  • Provide a service that is flexible and is, led by patient choice to support a person-centred approach.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent qualification or Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Evidence of further study in obesity and ongoing Continued Professional Development.


  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Obesity Specialist Group
  • Behaviour change training
  • Leadership Course

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with people from a variety of backgrounds e.g., via advocacy/interpreters
  • Experience of delivering undergraduate student supervision and clinical education to graduate standard in area of speciality
  • Supervision of junior members of clinical staff
  • Ability to work with individuals and groups to support them in understanding information to enable them to self-manage their condition
  • Keyboard skills - data inputting, word processing, internet
  • Ability to problem solve, analyse complex clinical problems and create practical solutions to provide best clinical care
  • Advanced skills in the dietetic assessment and management of patients with obesity
  • Ability to communicate complex medical conditions in a sensitive and easily understandable language
  • Ability to present complex information to large groups of staff or patients
  • Ability to provide highly specialised advice concerning the care of patients
  • Ability to take own initiative and to be the lead for clinical speciality
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive experience of working as an obesity/weight management dietitian
  • Understanding of team dynamics and experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Specialist dietetic knowledge in obesity in addition to up-to-date knowledge across all current issues in obesity and its co morbidities
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience of undertaking audit
  • Awareness and understanding of research, appraisal and analysis and interpretation of statistics
  • Awareness and understanding of current NHS issues, including stands, initiatives, NSF, NICE, CQC Patient and Public Involvement
  • Experience of working with patients from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.


  • Experience in diabetes management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Tier 4 services and link between Tier3 and Tier 4 services.
  • Experience of managing staff.

Other Requirements


  • Confident
  • self motivated
  • Flexible, adaptive and Creative
  • Able to set priorities and meet deadlines in spite of repeated interruptions
  • Able to reflect and appraise own performance
  • Able to deal with distressed client's, relatives and staff
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships with relevant colleagues
  • Able to organise complex information


  • Car driver with access to car/bike

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust



530 London Road, Thornton Heath



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