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Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in a career in the field of eating disorders? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Dietitian to join our innovative service which supports young people and their families in the management of and recovery from Eating Disorders.

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 CAMHS Eating Disorders Specialist Dietitian into our friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will work alongside the Lead Dietitian and Specialist Dietitian who currently provide input to the North Yorkshire and York Eating Disorders Service .

The Eating Disorder Service operates across North Yorkshire and York the post holder will be based in Dragon Parade Clinic, Harrogate , or Orca House, York and will provide a dietetic service to the North Yorkshire and York area, with the multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Team. Travel costs included.

Candidates should be a registered Dietitian with significant experience in Dietetics, including experience working with service users with mental illness and/ or learning disabilities and complex needs, preferably eating disorders. They should have excellent communication and IT skills. A working knowledge of motivational interviewing would be desirable. Supervision will be provided and there will be a strong emphasis on Continued Professional Development and specialist training.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dietitian who will provide a high quality, evidence based up to date nutrition and Dietetic service to young people who are experiencing eating disorders.

The post holder will be expected to support young people across the whole of the multi-racial and multi-cultural community of North Yorkshire and York with demonstrable values and commitment to diversity and anti-discriminatory practice in line with Trust Values and Behaviours. The successful applicant will lead by positive example in promoting these as well as being passionate about promoting the wellbeing of the young people and families we support, colleagues and themselves.

As someone who will be a key member of a number of CAMHS multi-disciplinary teams, the candidate will be innovative in their approach to providing wider nutritional education which will include training of staff, delivery of group sessions and development of resources. The service also embraces a culture of service user participation and works closely with the local communities to enhance the clinical offer. The successful candidate will be passionate about establishing key relationships with our partners in Acute Trusts and other important stakeholders.

We have a robust clinical and management supervision structure as well as speciality supervision with the wider dietetic team. It is expected that the post holder attends regular supervision.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • oB.Sc. (hons.) in Dietetics or post graduate diploma in Dietetics
  • oRegistration with HCPC
  • oBritish Dietetic Association accredited course(s) in relevant specialist area (or willing to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • oBDA Clinical Supervisory Skills course.
  • oBehaviour Change Course Level 1 (or willing to undertake within an agreed timescale)
  • Certificate in Food Hygiene (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • oTrust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (within an agreed timescale)
  • oNumeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • oCompletion of Behaviour Change Course (level 2 or 3).
  • oMember of the British Dietetic Association and the Specialist Mental Health Group.
  • oMasters modules or equivalent.



  • oSignificant experience in Dietetics, including experience working with service users in mental health or learning disabilities with complex needs.
  • oExperience of supervising students on placement
  • oDay to day supervision of staff
  • oExperience of participation in quality improvement activities
  • oExperience of participation in clinical governance activities
  • oExperience of developing and delivering training



  • oNational guidance and key standards in own specialist area
  • oHealth and Safety legislation and its application in practice
  • oMental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act and its application in practice.
  • oClinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice.
  • oClinical Governance and its application in practice.
  • oCare Programme Approach and its application in practice
  • oSafeguarding and its application in practice.
  • oSignificant knowledge of the needs and difficulties of service users in designated specialist area.
  • oSignificant knowledge of evidence-based practice in designated specialist area
  • oResearch and development methodology.
  • oKnowledge of the Trust's Quality Improvement System (or willingness to learn in agreed timescale



  • oCommunicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
  • oSolve complex clinical problems
  • oRecord keeping and report writing
  • oWork collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oManage own caseload and prioritise effectively
  • oMotivate and work positively and constructively with other members of the team.
  • oDelegate tasks appropriately
  • oApply latest research evidence and evaluative thinking in practice
  • oProvide effective teaching, training and clinical supervision.
  • oUse multimedia materials for presentations in professional settings.
  • oBreakaway techniques (within agreed timescale)


  • oCounselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing skills.

personal attributes


  • oAble to work in accordance with the Staff Compact and Trust Values and Behaviours.
  • oCompassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • oAble to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in distressing and challenging circumstances
  • oAble to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team
  • oCommitted to continual quality and service improvement
  • oCommitted to promoting a positive image of people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • oCommitted to promoting a positive image of the Dietetic Service.
  • oSelf aware and committed to professional and personal development. Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and acceptand respond positively to feedback from supervision
  • Is able to use own initiative and make decisions independently as appropriate to the band

other requirements


  • oAbility to travel independently in accordance with Trust policies and service need.
  • oThis post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Dragon Parade Clinic



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