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Band 5 Community Dietitian

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to additional investment into the service we have a newly created band 5 post.

The successful candidate will work across Trafford Community supporting patients in their own home, residential / nursing home and clinic settings. This post is to cover adult services.

Our caseload includes support for patients with a variety of different clinical conditions for example cancer, dementia, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal conditions and age related illness.

We work closely with our community colleagues across the MDT to provide high quality patient care.

Strong communication and time management skills are essential to allow you to independently manage a caseload, but we will support via clinical supervision, and their will be support from other dietitians and team leads.

Team working skills are also key and we take a whole team approach to supporting and growing the dietitians in the team

Main duties of the job

To carry a general clinical caseload involving assessments and treatment plans for patients in their own home, residential / nursing home or clinic setting.

To give clinical dietetic advise as appropriate to support service planning and delivery.

To be involved with dietetic student training and supporting the development of the next generation of the dietetic workforce.

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



  • Honours degree in dietetics or equivlent
  • Registration with HPC


  • Membership of BDA and relevant special interest groups
  • I.T skills
  • Student training
  • Further health related qulification



  • Ability to manage caseload
  • Ability to work s part of MDT
  • Communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Understanding of clinical governance
  • Commitment to CPD
  • I.T. Skills


  • Knowledge of research and audit
  • Awareness national guidance
  • Experience supervising dietetic assistants
  • Experience service development

Tranining and experience


  • Experience of relevant conditions relating to nutrition and HEF
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Previous community experience



  • UK driving license and access to own vehicle



  • Ability work alone different environments
  • self motivated
  • Ability manage crisis and rearrange workload
  • Ability carry awkward loads and equipment
  • Able to adopt sustained postures
  • Maintain high level concentration
  • Ability to work wit distressed patients/families

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Timperley Health centre

169 Grove Lane


WA15 6PH

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