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Specialist Dietitian

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dietitian wanting new challenges to advance your career in the highly specialist clinical areas of Diabetes and Weight Management whilst being supported by friendly and dynamic colleagues? Join our team as we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, registered dietitian wishing to development sound knowledge of the nutritional implications of diabetes and weight management, offering full support and training to develop these skills. We work with the Diabetes Centre supporting people with Type 1 and Type 2, delivering DAFNE and sessions in carb counting. We work mostly with outpatients with some inpatient work. We deliver Specialist Weight Management Clinics for the Sleep and Asthma Services and support endocrinology at Lipid Clinic.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based in the adult dietetic services at Wythenshawe Hospital, a major acute teaching hospital providing specialist tertiary and district general hospital services. The department is part of a larger cross-trust dietetic division within MFT.

Our hospital is recognised for quality of teaching and research, and an interest in training dietitians, students, medical and nursing staff is paramount. Your own knowledge and skill progression are extremely valued, and the department actively encourages CPD activities and personal development.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Degree/ Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Dietitian


  • Higher degree or advanced diploma in Dietetics
  • Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition Group Clinical Update Course or equivalent Advanced Dietetic approved course
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)



  • Relevant post registration clinical experience
  • Experience of regular teaching and delivery of presentations - locally
  • Produce and present clear / concise and timely written information.
  • Clinical supervisory student training course & regular involvement in student training and assessment
  • Portfolio of audit / research experience


  • Member of BDA Specialist Interest Group
  • Published audit / research



  • Sound knowledge of clinical dietetics including anthropometric measurement, biochemical interpretation & devising highly complex nutritional treatment plans
  • Detailed knowledge of clinical governance
  • Participation in continuing professional development to ensure evidence based practice

Clinical Skills


  • Advanced communication motivation, questioning & listening skills (completion of advanced counselling skills course)
  • Can work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to reflect & critically appraise own work & that of others
  • Able to prioritise work load & projects
  • Work autonomously
  • Produce and present clear / concise and timely written information.
  • Good computer skills
  • Demonstrate Leadership Qualities


  • Ability to work with a range of age groups
  • European Computer Driving License
  • Appraisal Training / experience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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