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Senior Specialist Dietitian

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding dietetic workforce, within a multidisciplinary all age specialist Eating Disorder team and includes work in a young person's in-patient mental health facility. (voted good by CQC). The successful applicant will be innovative and highly skilled in delivering the latest evidence based dietetic support to clients, carers and families who access the services.The team is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to enable our service users to have autonomy and choice in their recovery. Whilst having experience in mental health is an advantage, we do encourage applicants to apply with other transferable skills.We are looking for applicants who have enthusiasm for working in mental health and a passion to work as part of an experienced dietetic team to deliver, safe and effective care.The successful candidate can look forward to an established supportive dietetic team, with advanced clinical expertise and the opportunity to work across different pathways in the treatment of eating disorders, mental health and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. (ARFID) Training is encouraged and supported to increase your knowledge and expand your skills to benefit the service users.The role is full time, but part time will be considered.

Main duties of the job

  • Working under the guidance of the Dietetic Lead operationally and Advanced Dietetic Practitioner, the successful candidate will be well supported to develop their skills and experience in mental health. The caseload is all age and diverse as outlined above.
  • Travelling to and providing care at various outpatient sites including but not limited to community with the ability of agile working.
  • Working within a specialist young person mental health facility to support the mdt in the recovery of patients.
  • Delivering a proportion of care using online platforms e.g., MS Teams
  • Delivering education groups and attending regular meetings with external and internal stakeholder.
  • Supporting our student and apprenticeship training programme.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Opportunity for career growth and development with a team committed to continued professional development and a dietetic workforce from Dietetic Assistant to Leadership roles.
  • Multi-disciplinary working within a larger team of specialist nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists' psychotherapist, outreach workers and administration.
  • A progressive and inclusive culture with good workforce support and wellbeing initiatives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You should be adaptable enjoy variety, can demonstrate the ability to work autonomously as well as contributing to team, including partaking in audit and research, developing and supporting new and innovative ways to work and in the recruitment, training and retention of junior members of the dietetic team.

These are the values that we live by atNortheast London Foundation Trust are:
  • People first: We remember that patients, service users and carers are our top priority and treat others how we would like to be treated.
  • Prioritise quality: We provide the best service possible, following best practice and national developments.
  • Progressive, innovative, and continually improving we aim to improve for the benefit of our service users and carers.
  • Professional and honest we work to create relationships based on honesty, respect and trust and meet the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Promote what is possible independence, opportunity, and choice to give people the best quality of life and the information and support they need.

We welcome people who share these values and a passion to help patients with eating disorders on their recovery journey to come and work for us.

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

If you are an overseas qualified nurse and wanting to start your journey to becoming a UK based registered nurse with the NMC, you can check whether you are eligible to be supported through our Capital Nurse consortium. Please visit Whilst NELFT is happy to welcome overseas nurses we are unable to consider your application directly. You should submit your interest and apply through the Capital Nurse London group.

Person Specification



  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy Degree / Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent A minimum of 3 years post registration experience in Dietetics Registered or eligible to register with Health & Care Profession Council (HCPC)



  • Evidence of Post Graduate training, Behavioural Change and Motivational interviewing training or be willing to undertake Relevant clinical experience in Adults and CAMHs Eating Disorders

knowledge and skills


  • Demonstrate evidence of up to date knowledge of nutrition and dietetics and its application to Adult and CAMHs eating disorders. ? Knowledge of legislation in relation to the service user group and mental health. Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, highly technical, and clinically sensitive information to service users, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS. Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by professional organisation. Knowledge and experience with working with Child Protection issues Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialist Dietician and assessment methodologies. A commitment to anti-discriminatory practice Able to demonstrate cultural competence Excellent knowledge of IT and IT skills



  • Proven leadership skills Well-develop interpersonal skills Ability to work independently Ability to reflect on own practice and critically appraise own performance

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


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