Community Dietitian (Development Post)

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus 5% HCA
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Post: Band 5 - Band 6 progression

WTE: 1.0 WTE

Location: St Margaret's Hospital, Epping

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dietitian to join our busy and friendly EPUT Dietetic Team in West Essex. EPUT is an integrated Community and Mental Health Trust and we are looking for an enthusiastic HCPC registered Dietitian for this developmental post to work within our community team. The post is nominally based at St Margaret's Hospital, Epping, but will cover a wider geographic area across West Essex including Loughton, Harlow and Saffron Walden.

At Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) we are keen to recruit, retain and further aid the development of enthusiastic and confident dietitians. This post presents the opportunity to gain or extend your experience and would be suitable for a newly qualified dietitian. This is a developmental post with the intention of progressing to Band 6 once all competencies are met.

Main duties of the job

The post will offer dietetic expertise to service users, carers and other health care professionals in a variety of settings including trust premises and community locations. The team share a varied and interesting caseload of patients in their own homes and nursing/residential homes including patients on home enteral feeding, this will form a significant part of the role. The role may include cover for 2 of our busy community wards at St Margaret's Hospital that provide elderly and acute rehabilitation. In addition we are responsible for training provision to EPUT and Care Home staff as well as input to pulmonary, cardiac and long covid rehabilitation groups working with their specialist teams.

We provide a service within West Essex GP Practices as part of our GP Practice Scheme. You will provide dietetic cover to a number of our GP Practices that may include general as well as multidisciplinary diabetes clinics.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

EPUT is very supportive of career development and progression and continuous professional development is high on the agenda both within and outside the Trust. There may be opportunities to shadow our specialist gastroenterology clinics, mental health dietitian or other AHP teams for example. In addition you could shadow or gain experience with X-PERT, an award winning structured education programme for people with type 2 diabetes. You will also take an active part in the provision of training for dietetic students from the University of Hertfordshire.

The post will support PCNs across West Essex to deliver the West Essex One Health and Care Partnerships Out of Hospital strategy and adopt the principles of population health management to support and improve the health and wellbeing of the West Essex PCN population addressing health inequalities and tackling the underlying causes of ill health. We currently have 2 PCN dietetic roles within our team.

This is an exciting role within a friendly and supportive team, with great opportunities for professional development. If you are interested in this post, have any questions or wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact us as per below.

Person Specification



  • HPC


  • Member of BDA



  • Car driver


  • Community experience

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


St Margaret's Hospital

The Plain


CM16 6TN

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