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Specialist Community Dietitian

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative dietitian with a passion for community dietetics to join us in our Citywide Nutrition Support and Home Enteral Feeding service.

Our services support adults who require dietetic support due to malnutrition across a range of clinical backgrounds. We also provide a service for individuals who require support with Home Enteral Feeding as well as community Coeliac Disease clinics.

As a dietitian you will be a valued part of our multi-disciplinary teams providing holistic care for patients. You will be given opportunities to lead in the development of our service and be supported within your roles to continue with professional development. Successful applicants will gain experience in a number of clinical areas - offering a great opportunity for clinical experience and progression within the profession.

The service works across the city with bases in North and South Manchester.

We offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment and provide a number of benefits, which you can view on the attached documents.

We welcome applicants who are returning to practice following career breaks and have recent experience in the team to support individuals reactivating their HCPC membership. We are also open to supporting Band 5 to Band 6 progressions for those looking to take the next steps in their careers.

Main duties of the job

To assess and treat an independent caseload of patients requiring nutritional support due to risk of malnutrition or requiring Home Enteral Feeding. The post will also include supporting patients as part of our community Coeliac Disease pathway. The successful applicant will be working in a variety of settings including patient's homes, care homes and clinics across the city of Manchester footprint.

To act as an autonomous practitioner and source of expertise in the areas outlined above, supporting junior staff and other health care professionals where required.

To undertake training including audit and evaluation as part of the team

To be actively involved in the training and supervision of student dietitians

To be involved with Service Quality Improvement projects

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • BSc or Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • Clinical supervisory skills
  • Registered with Health Profession Council


  • Member of PENG/BAPEN
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association.
  • Member of special interest group.
  • Accredited BDA course in specialist area.



  • Relevant post registration experience.
  • Relevant clinical experience.
  • Good clinical knowledge of nutrition support and enteral feeding.
  • Awareness of the HPC's Standards of conduct, performance and ethics and Standards of proficiency


  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Previous experience of working in the area of home enteral feeding.
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision.
  • Basic clinical supervisory skills training.
  • Experience of pre-registration dietetic student training

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Community locations across North, Central and South Manchester

Victoria Mill Health Centre


M40 7LH

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