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Highly Specialist Dietitian Adult ARFID

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

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Band 7
Part Time
It is an exciting time for shaping and developing Nottinghamshire Eating Disorder Service. Most recent developments include the commissioning of a service which will initially begin with scoping the needs of adults presenting with ARFID in Nottinghamshire

This role is fundamentally to contribute to the scoping of the development of an Adult ARFID Service within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will work alongside other disciplines to develop a comprehensive Adult ARFID pathway. They will lead on matters related to dietetic provision of the local Adult ARFID population, this will include offering professional consultation to other professionals and services, alongside gathering data to inform future models of provision for adults presenting with ARFID.

Main duties of the job

The Highly Specialist Dietetic role within the Adult ARFID Service, will sit within the Eating Disorder service within The Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The role requires a high level of clinical and professional expertise in order that in the longer-term needs of clients and their carers benefit from a well-coordinated pro-active, specialist, efficient and effective Adult ARFID Service.

The post holder will be invited to play a key role in local strategic developments of ARFID provision. As an emerging area, there is scope and need for research and evaluation. Through established networks and platforms, the post holder has the opportunity to influence and shape ARFID provision on a wider and national level.

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

For further details please see full job description and person specification within the attached documents.

For a conversation about the post, roles and responsibilities please call.

Person Specification

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.


  • Teaching skills



  • 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



  • 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


  • Specialist qualification in psychological therapies (e.g. systemic family work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT-E, DBT, etcffective communication with a diverse range of colleagues and agencies.
  • Relevant post graduate experience in CAMHS, Eating Disorders or paediatrics



  • 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
  • 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


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



  • Working knowledge of Child Protection Guidelines
  • Knowledge of local and national guidance relevant to clinical area.


  • 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



  • Physical skills required to manage challenging behaviour in line with Trust policies, including Therapeutic Management of Violence and Aggression trainingHighly 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
  • 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

Physical Requirements


  • Has the physical ability to perform the full range of duties

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mandala Centre

Gregory Boulevard



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