Skip to main content

This job has expired

Advanced Paediatric Dietitian

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

View more

Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Paediatric Dietician ready to progress? Join our small, supportive and friendly team, and make a big difference for children and their families. This role will allow you to develop your leadership skills and shape the service. In return we offer funded training and development, flexible working, career progression, research and innovation opportunities. Not forgetting youll be in glorious Devon, a fantastic landscape of vibrant cities, stunning beaches and rugged moors.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Are you a specialist Dietitian wanting to develop skills within Paediatrics? Do you aspire to improve health, quality of life and care experience for children and their families? Join the Royal Devon as a full or part time band 7 paediatric dietitian.

If youre looking for a role where you can be innovative and creative, and get to put your stamp on the service, this is the post for you. Youll be supported to develop group education services, specialise in areas of interest, create new clinics or bring fresh ways of working.

You would be part of our supportive and friendly dietetic team based at North Devon District Hospital of the Royal Devon University Healthcare Trust. The Paediatric Dietetics team covers childrens inpatient wards with additional funding secured to develop and provide services to our neonatal unit. Our outpatient clinics include nutritional support, diabetes, home enteral tube feeding, coeliac, allergies, CF and eating disorder. We are also launching a cows milk protein allergy service. We provide face to face, telephone and video support to families.

We believe in the importance of supporting the next generation of dietitians and we play a key role in student placements from the University of Plymouth. In fact, our Dietetic Student Lead has won an award for her work on the student experience here at North Devon. Following their placements, many of our students choose to stay on to work in the department.

Why join the paediatrics dietetics team?

We're a small, friendly and supportive team. We collaborate on the wards as part of a big team that includes experts from different fields. We work closely with the adult dietetics team based at our northern services, as well as our paediatric counterparts in our eastern services. This gives us the best of both worlds - a cosy team feel and the strength and knowledge of a larger group.


We value innovation across our therapies services. We've introduced various new ideas and created different roles in recent years, such as introducing a Research and Innovation Lead, and adopting new techniques.

Supporting you

For newcomers at the Royal Devon, you'll have the opportunity to join our buddy scheme, and well also provide you with a tailored induction and local insights to help you settle into your new role. Youll enjoy regular 1-2-1s, team catch-ups, mentoring and appraisals. Plus, our occupational health team have a full and varied wellbeing programme available.

Career development and progression

Training and development opportunities are in high supply here, whether you are interested in clinical or leadership development, courses, secondments or placements. Well support you in finding the best way to grow. As an example of how far your career can take you, we have recently introduced consultant Allied Health Professional (AHPs) roles to physiotherapy, First Contact Practitioners in primary care settings, and Clinical Educator posts across all specialities.

To find out more about our Allied Health Professional careers, please take a look at our brochure:

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (Flexible working offered full time and part time applicants considered)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Jennifer Calvert, Advanced Practice Paediatric Dietitian, northern serviceson01271 322306

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert