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Lead Dietitian in Care of Older Adults

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dietitian with a strong interest in nutrition and older adults to work within ABUHB. This post will enable you to develop skills to take a leadership role in the care of older Adults as part of the Community dietetics team.

The Community dietetics team are an enthusiastic dietetic team comprising of over 30 staff members working within primary care, community settings, public health & home enteral feeding.

The successful candidate will lead on the development, delivery & evaluation of nutritional care provided to older adults within all care homes and within our 6 community hospitals in ABUHB. Annex 21 will enable detailed competencies to be developed to ensure your skills move from those within the band 6 JD to all those essential within the Band 7 JD attached.

The post holder will work closely with public health and primary care team leads in addition will ensure ongoing cost effective and appropriate prescribing of oral nutritional supplements within community.

The role will support services pan Gwent & will incorporate both face to face and elements of home working.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work independently, offering one-to-one dietetic care, group sessions and provide expert support as part of a wide multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will work towards leading in the enhancement of dietetic services aimed at older adults with co-production with a wide variety of stake holders.

The successful individual will incorporate an in-depth knowledge of the management of patients in this specialist area and will be instrumental in leading on the development & use of evidence-based principals in future older adult care pathways. The post holder will promote & co-ordinate a specialist & versatile service that can be delivered via both face-to-face support & virtually. A special consideration to Dementia support will play a key part within various aspects of this role.

The post holder is expected to show a keen interest in leadership skills, enhanced communication skills & remarkable organisational & data analysis skills.

The post holders base is to be confirmed, travel to different sites to deliver interventions is an essential part of this role.

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

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description for the band 6 & 7 roles as well as Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Please contact us if any further details are needed.

Person Specification



  • BSC / MSc / PGDip Dietetics
  • Dietetic Clinical Educators Course
  • Certificate in leadership or Masters module in leadership
  • HCPC registration


  • Advanced Educators Course
  • Masters module in specialist area
  • Advanced motivational interviewing/behaviour change training



  • Has experience providing clinical supervision
  • Extensive experience of working within the community setting
  • Experience in planning service delivery
  • Deep reflective skills & ability to use these to tactfully promote changes


  • Experience delivering or supporting a service improvement project
  • Experience as a Appraisal and Development Reviewer



  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Service evaluation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills


  • Supervisory Skills in challenging circumstances e.g. supported staff member or student with additional development or supervisory needs

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Caerleon House, Cleppa Park



NP10 8BA

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