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Paediatric Diabetes Educator Dietitian

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

A fantastic opportunity for a unique Paediatric Diabetes Educator role has arisen for a Dietitian within a busy acute hospital in the beautiful city of Cambridge. As one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, Addenbrooke's Hospital acts as both a regional and national specialist centre. Our department has over 90 Dietitians, Dietetic Assistants and Administrative Staff playing a vital role in many areas across the Trust.

In this role, you will be working with the Paediatric Diabetes Team. This team comprises of 8 Nurses and Dietitians who work together in the wider MDT in an extended educator role as key workers providing support, education and guidance in all aspects of care for children with diabetes. The team is also an active part of a regional network and undertake projects and on-call duties as part of this.

Depending on experience this role may also include the Paediatric National Severe Insulin Resistance patients.

This post would be ideal for experienced Band 6 Dietitians or Band 7 with a background in Paediatric Diabetes, service and policy development who are looking to gain skills in management of diabetes technology and holistic patient management.

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the Nutrition and Dietetic Department and Paediatric Diabetes Teams providing highly specialist paediatric diabetes dietetic services to children and young people referred from throughout the Eastern Region.

Provide a regional dietetic network for the education and support of qualified Dietitians and Nurses who will continue to support children with diabetes.

To develop and participate in relevant audit and research projects and regular training programmes for Dietitians with input into Paediatric Diabetes Dietetics.

To be an active member of the Dietetic and Diabetes Educators Teams with a strong commitment to personal professional development.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The advert will close at midnight on 29 April 2024.

Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 6 May 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • State Registered Dietitian
  • Appropriate diploma / degree to Masters level - such as Masters in Advanced Dietetic Practice or equivalent level of knowledge and experience


  • Paediatric group member
  • Diabetes group member
  • DMUK involvement
  • Pump management competencies



  • A significant level of general Paediatric Dietetic experience
  • Experience in Paediatric Diabetes Dietetic management
  • Proven ability to perform at Band 7 level and work independently
  • Proven development work, MDT work, training and point of reference for MDT


  • Student training experience
  • Experience of audit and/or research
  • Talks and group work
  • Experience of insulin pump management and transitional care
  • Experience of the wider diabetes key worker educator role including insulin adjustment
  • Understanding and awareness of Severe Insulin Resistance



  • Up to date with current issues in Paediatric Diabetes Dietetics
  • Demonstrates good clinical practice



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a team and on own initiative
  • Time management skills, organised and able to manage a busy workload


  • Computer Literate, knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrates leadership attributes

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.
  • Ability to undertake On call duties as part of the dietetic team
  • Work well under pressure


  • -Ability to undertake on call duties for the Paedatric Diabetes Service

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division E

Hills Road



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