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Highly Specialist Dietitian - 12 Months Fixed Term

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Highly Specialist Dietitian - Adult Acute Team Lead

Band 7

Fixed term Maternity leave cover (12 months)

Bradford Nutrition and Dietetic Service

A very exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, passionate, innovative and forward thinking Highly Specialist Dietitian to lead our adult inpatient team.

You will jointly lead a team of dietitians and dietetic assistant practitioners who support inpatients admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary. You will have line management responsibilities and we are a looking for a supportive leader who can develop and grow our team.

You will drive forward existing roles and services, whilst seeking opportunities to develop and lead new opportunities in dietetics and across the Trust. Working with the other specialist team leads you will collaborate to ensure ongoing close working and development opportunities for dietetic services and members of the team.

Main duties of the job

You will have a range of experience from working in a busy hospital setting, and experience in critical care / parenteral nutrition and managing complex enteral nutrition is essential.

You will be the expert on nutrition in this field, and will seek opportunities to lead on service improvement, audit and research, using excellent influencing and communication skills to raise the profile of dietetics within the team and organisation.

You will jointly be leading acute services across a range of clinical areas, including adult inpatients, and outpatient clinics, both at Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Lukes Hospital. You may also be required to work across a range of other hospital/dietetic service/ community locations.

Applicants must be HCPC registered dietitians, who have obtained relevant clinical dietetic experience, and who are car drivers with access to a car.

We currently recruiting for 1 post but have 2 options for appointment (either Band 6 or Band 7)

About us

Bradford's Nutrition & Dietetic Service is a dynamic team of over 50 Dietitians working in Acute, Community and Primary Care settings, supported by an excellent clerical team with good IT and library facilities.

Professional development opportunities exist within the Dietetic department quality, effectiveness and service user experience are given high priority.

The post holder will be expected to participate fully in the training of 'B' and 'C' Placement student dietitians.

Bradford is a vibrant, diverse, multicultural city with a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities available locally. There are good road and rail networks to Leeds and the M62 corridor, and easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and the South Pennines.

You can find out more at & on Twitter @BTHFTdietitians

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Rupert Allen, Principal Dietitian

01274 365108

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed Job Description and Person Specification attached to this advert for more information

Person Specification



  • Substantial postgraduate dietetic experience
  • Recent experience of clinical/specialist area/s relevant to the post
  • Teaching and Training experience at a variety of levels
  • Experience of developing evidence based resources, guidelines, protocols and policies
  • Experience of supervision
  • Experience of evaluating practice
  • Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team
  • Experience of patient & public involvement


  • Service development and performance /outcome measurement



  • Excellent written skills
  • Competent with IT : internet, literature searches, food analysis programmes


  • Competent with IT : word processing, power point & spreadsheets



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Competent in relevant specialist Area of Dietetic Practice
  • Awareness of responsibility for own CPD
  • Aware of the operational and organisational aspects of the NHS
  • Knowledge of the different dietary and social needs of multi-cultural Bradford
  • Clinical supervisory skills training
  • Specialist & mandatory training relevant to the specialist area


  • Any Asian language
  • Leadership training Leadership training



  • BSc Degree in Nutrition & Dietetics/Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • HPC Registered Dietitian
  • Relevant post registration qualification- advanced diploma in dietetics, relevant masters module or other equivalent qualification


  • Teaching qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Duckworth Lane



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