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Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
Community Dietitian

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics

Band 5

Hours: up to 22.5 hours / week - fixed term contract / secondment for 12 months.

Once trained, some working from home will be possible each month.

Do you like to be out and about during your working day?

Are you interested in furthering your career in community dietetics?

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a registered Dietitian to join our friendly, proactive community dietetic team based at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

This post will be a good opportunity to practice all you have learnt, to develop your knowledge and skills.

You will have the opportunity to see patients in their own homes, cover nursing homes and community hospitals, working with specialist dietitians.

We will provide supervision and mentoring with experienced community dietitians.

Additional support will be available through the Trust's interdisciplinary preceptorship programme, band 5 dietetic peer-support group and opportunities for CPD.

You should have excellent interpersonal and time management skills, with an ability to be flexible and have a strong commitment to teamwork. The successful candidate will work closely with community and acute colleagues to provide a holistic and patient-centred service.

You will be joining our wider team of over 30 registered dietitians, dietetic support workers and admin staff, covering acute, community, paediatric and learning disability services.

Main duties of the job

We have excellent secretarial and dietetic assistantsupport andtake students for clinical placements from the University of Surrey and Coventry University. On site accommodation is usually available.

Applications from students graduating this summer are welcome.

As a Department and Trust, we will provide support and opportunities for clinical and leadership CPD, we also committed to supporting external education and career development opportunities. We have a dedicated Therapy Practice Education team to support staff development.

You will be joining a forward-thinking department that is itself developing at a great rate this opportunity could enhance your dietetic experience towards your new career.

Interviews are due to take placeon the 14th May, unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

For further details / informal visits contact:Ciara Mackie, or Katy Savage, Lead Dietitians for Adult Community, Tel: 01908 995416 or email: /

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as part of a team to provide nutrition and dietetic services to community patients of Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust. Part of this role is to assist in supporting Dietetic Students and Dietetic Assistants. The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • An appropriate degree recognised for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council


  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association



  • Experience of clinical practice consistent, at least, with successful completion of student clinical placement
  • Competent in the use of I.T. equipment and basic software especially e-mail and word-processing



  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Practices evidence -based dietetics can research and appraise the evidence can devise practical action from the evidence
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good presentation skills and ability to work with individuals and groups
  • Sound clinical dietetic skills to enable work with adult patients
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Able to offer and accept constructive criticism

Personal and people development


  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to prioritise own caseload
  • Able to reflect and appraise own performance
  • Able to maintain effective working relationships



  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations


  • Car driver, with access to a car and insurance for business use.

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dietetics (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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