Specialist Dietitian - Diabetes

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Dietitian with genuine interest and experience in diabetes? Would you like to expand your knowledge in this area within a supportive department at a large teaching NHS Trust? Due to movement within the team, we are delighted to have a great opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Dietitian to join us as part of our Diabetes team working across the two campuses at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust and with some remote working. There is also opportunity to work with the community team and within the maternity service. The dietitian is a key member of the multidisciplinary team, which includes Diabetes Consultants, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Midwives.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside other dietitians within the team to provide a service to the diabetes population at NUH. The work will be mostly with people on an outpatient basis, building positive relationships and increasing people's capacity to manage their chronic condition. You will be involved in one to one and group education, including facilitating structured education programs and participating in a variety of clinics such as insulin pump therapy, antenatal, young person's clinic, pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy and the renal diabetes clinic. Applicants should have experience in diabetes, with excellent communication and behavioural change skills and a flexible approach. DAFNE training, remote DAFNE training and an understanding of the latest technology such as Libre, is desirable. Your own continued development will be supported with access to local and national courses and shadowing opportunities alongside other specialist dietitians and mentoring support. You will have the opportunity to be involved in service development and audit.

About us

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavor to turn your job into a career!

The Dietetic service is part of the Therapies and Rehabilitation Services pathway, which is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 600 staff, who works together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists. We have a Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction, and many of the pathway leadership team have pathway AHP backgrounds to support our staff. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the summary below, you need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert This job involves working within outpatients settings across both the City and QMC campus of NUH and within the community providing dietetic support for people with diabetes. Acts as a source of expertise on Dietetics and Nutrition for staff, and patients including the provision of education and training. Work as a member of a departmental team with the support of the appropriate team leader.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Qualified Dietitian (4 year degree, post-graduate diploma or equivalent).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council.


  • Member of BDA including specialist group.



  • Experience of working as a registered dietitian
  • Able to apply additional depth of knowledge gained through experience to specialist area.


  • Experience of working in relevant specialist area/s.

Communication & Relationship skills


  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including explaining, negotiating, motivating and training
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information and respond to people who are distressed or anxious.
  • Able to overcome difficulties in communication, including language barriers, and adapt approach to varying situations.
  • Able to overcome barriers to understanding.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens campus/ City Campus



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