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Highly Specialist Children and Young People ARFID Dietitian

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a great opportunity for an experienced and skilled specialist dietician to join a well developed and expert service to offer and develop dietetic provision for young people presenting to our service with ARFID. This service is embedded within Nottinghamshire Community Children and Young People (CYP) Eating Disorder team. The post holder will work clinically across the geographic area of Nottinghamshire (Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark, Sherwood, Bassetlaw, Nottingham South and City) to provide expert dietetic assessment and treatment for our young people presenting with ARFID.

This is an exciting opportunity to join and influence this developing area of care. The post holder will join a highly skilled and well resourced MDT and will have a network of dieticians working within the Services for support.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a fully autonomous practitioner whilst working in collaboration and having the support of the MDT (38.8 WTE). You will work within the community CYP ARFID service to ensure continuity and consistency of dietetic care. This will involve providing nutritional and dietetic information, clinical advice and direct therapeutic support to CYP & their families/carers accessing our service. Alongside this the role will also be offering consultation, training, liaison and advice to colleagues and the wider network.

You will be supported by the Trust's dietetic professional lead and other specialist eating disorder dietetic peers within the service.

A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a great opportunity for an experienced dietitian to bring their skills and expertise to a new and developing service area. They will provide nutritional and dietetic assessment, information, clinical advice and therapeutic support and treatment to CYP and their families accessing a Community ARFID Service

To support and contribute the ongoing service developments

To offer training, supervision and consultation to the MDT regarding dietetics and nutrition

To promote an innovative and progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research, audit, evidence-based practice and contribution to ongoing service development.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Dietetics or equivalent Post Graduate Diploma
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience of the nutritional needs of young people/adults with a significant eating disorder.
  • Health Care Professionals Council registration
  • Registration with BDA


  • Specialist qualification in psychological therapies (e.g. systemic family work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT-E, DBT, etc)
  • Relevant post graduate experience in CAMHS or Eating Disorders



  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses and advanced training in clinical specialist areas


  • Specialist training / qualifications in mental health & /or eating disorders
  • Training in clinical supervision



  • Physical skills required to manage challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies, including Therapeutic Management of Violence and Aggression training
  • Highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of service users
  • IT skills, including the use of nutritional analysis package Diet Plan and specialist computer databases oExcellent verbal and written
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated through writing, planning, evaluating and presenting papers, teaching, audits, policies and guidelines
  • Able to manage own time and caseload
  • Able to work effectively across team & organisational boundaries
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Able to adapt to new challenges and change


  • Teaching skills
  • Highly specialist knowledge of mental health & eating disorders including ARFID
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic approaches and interventions in different mental health disorders



  • Working knowledge of therapeutic approaches and interventions in different mental health disorders
  • Working knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines


  • Knowledge of how key strategies, policies & legislation (e.g. NHS Long Term Plan, Future in Mind, Children's Act, Mental Health Act, Delivering With Delivering Well) are located in a wider strategic picture of child health and wellbeing.



  • Has a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and can link legislation to clinical practice
  • Extensive experience in assessment, formulation and provision of evidence-based interventions and nutritional treatment plans, ensuring practice is in line with professional codes of conduct
  • Extensive experience of risk assessment and management
  • Experience providing consultation
  • Able to plan and adapt service delivery in light of research, client feedback, service provision and organisational demands.
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise clinical caseload based on clinical risk, assists junior colleagues in management of their caseloads as appropriate. Can use clinical judgement to inform the need for case conferences and can arrange as appropriate.
  • Able to lead on and contribute to business plans relating to dietetic provisions within CAMHS


  • Experience providing clinical supervision
  • Experience providing training and teaching
  • Experiencing informing and writing business plans
  • Experience participating in audits & research
  • Experience providing dietetics in a community setting
  • Experience of working with people with a wide range of mental health problems

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Hopewood CAMHS

Foster Drive



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