Highly Specialised Children's Community Dietician - Neurodisability

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
17 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced specialist paediatric dietitian to work in an expanding community-based service to support children and young people with a learning or physical disability in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Cornwall is a fantastic place to live and is full of opportunities so come and work for the NHS in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

We are looking for a highly motivated dietitian who would like to work alongside multi-professional and multiagency colleagues to co-manage and deliver a clinical dietetic service to children with a Neurodisability.

The post holder will also co-lead the work within the team on the roll out of a new, innovative education and training Steps to Eating programme for professionals, carers and parents working with selective eaters.

If you have the necessary skills and desire to improve dietetics services for people of Cornwall please apply.

Main duties of the job

To be a highly competent, knowledgeable, and visible practitioner setting the highest standards of care and ensuring the provision of appropriate, evidence-based care for children and young people with a Neurodisability or neurodevelopmental disorder.

This post will involve autonomous and MDT working with children and young people and their families, groups, schools, communities and with carers across the age range from birth to 19 years old. The therapy and training will be delivered both virtually and face to face within the local community.

Our service is committed to team and service development, student training, quality improvement, research and audit and we pride ourselves on our commitment to continuing professional development.

About us

The Children's Community Therapy Service is a friendly multi-disciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Support and Admin Staff.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers. We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent leading to Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a dietitian

Evidence of formal study leading to post graduate qualifications eg a teaching qualification or extensive experience of teaching groups.

Post registration dietetic experience including significant experience of delivering complex nutrition support services

Ability to use time management, communication and/or team working skills effectively

Evidence of an accurate and up to date portfolio in order to demonstrate Continued Professional Development(CPD) and lifelong learning.

Evidence of active participation in Clinical Governance issues preferably in relation to dietetic practice

Demonstrate the use of Evidence based practice in delivering a quality service

Competently demonstrate experience of Best dietetic practice in a wide range of clinical conditions

Highly specialist skills showing a varied and comprehensive clinical experience in order to demonstrate the ability to deliver best practice for a range of more complex conditions including specialist nutrition support.

Experience of working in a confidential manner.

Evidence of active participation in audit activities in dietetic practice

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Teaching qualification or significant experience of teaching groups.


  • Advanced paediatric skills



  • A wide range of post registration dietetic experience including significant experience of delivering dietetic services for children.
  • Experience of autonomously managing own caseload


  • Experience of setting up a new service.
  • Significant experience of working in a community setting.

Pracical & Intellectual Skills


  • An ability to demonstrate best dietetic practice for a range of conditions
  • An ability to communicate with a wide range of people and using differing medias
  • An ability to evaluate and report on complex data


  • An ability to run groups for people of more than 20

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Curnow Hub, Curnow Upper School

Drump Road


TR15 1LU

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