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Children and Young People Clinical Lead Dietitian

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Dietitian to join the Nutrition and Dietetic Service in Swansea Bay University Health Board as the Children and Young People's Clinical Lead Dietitian including a neonatal caseload. The post is permanent, full time (working 37.5 hours per week).

You will provide clinical, professional and managerial leadership to the health board wide Dietetic Children and Young People Service including dietitians, dietetic support workers and support staff. You will be responsible for the delivery of the paediatric inpatient, outpatient and community services ensuring operational and performance management across the Health Board.

Within the role you will have clinical responsibility to establish a Dietetic Service within the Neonatal Unit based in Singleton Hospital. The post is funded by Neonatal Services for 2 days per week and is an exciting opportunity to establish a service.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applicants who have previous experience of working within a neonatal service but would support the development of the necessary skills in this area for the right applicant. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to support patients with highly complex needs with transferable skills around early infant nutrition, enteral tube feeding and gastroenterology.

You will be able to demonstrate clinical leadership and experience of working across a range of clinical settings. You will also take the lead for designated strategic developments and innovation across the Health Board, as agreed with Head of Nutrition and Dietetics.

We would like to hear from you if you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of a supportive leadership team. We have a strong ethos of compassionate leadership, a commitment to development and highly value staff wellbeing.

We offer both departmental and personal CPD time to support your development and are committed to the development of evidenced based practice, research and clinical audit. You will be supported in attending relevant professional networking meetings and interest groups.

For more information or to discuss this post contact Sioned Quirke, Head of Service via email

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics degree or equivalent.
  • MSc or equivalent level of advanced paediatric post registration training.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)



  • MSc or its equivalent level of knowledge and advanced post graduate paediatric experience.
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of specialist knowledge across a wide range of clinical areas within Paediatrics.
  • Knowledge of human resource issues such as recruitment & retention, appraisal, performance management.
  • Specialist knowledge in specialist clinical area leading to the ability to critically appraise evidence and offer originality in tackling and solving problems.



  • Experience of working as a specialist Paediatric Dietitian working in the NHS with experience of service delivery in a variety of different clinical settings including acute and community.
  • Experience of supervising and developing less experienced / more junior staff.
  • Experience in policy, planning and interpreting & implementing National/HB/Local Service Policies.


  • Experience of working with Neonatal Services

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Advanced interpersonal skills including highly developed oral and written skills with people from a wide variety of backgrounds with the ability to lead, empower and develop staff.
  • Able to reflect and appraise own performance and that of others. Able to identify areas for own & others personal development.
  • Ability to work single handedly using own initiative, with individuals or groups as part of a specialist team

Personal Attributes


  • Being able to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions, prioritising workload in accordance with patient and service need
  • Good communicator both orally & in writing being able to communicate in a way that will neither offend nor antagonise

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital



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