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Senior Dietitian/Dietitian (Paediatrics)

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year (Band 6 or Band 5 to 6 - with training and clinical supervision)
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
BAND 5 (28,407-�34,581 per annum)

BAND 6 (35,392-�42,618 per annum)

REPORTS TO Senior Dietitian (Paediatrics)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in our well established Leicestershire paediatric, neonatal and women's nutrition and dietetic team for aBand 6 or Band 5 to 6 (with training and clinical supervision) Dietitian.

Are you wanting to develop your career in paediatric dietetics in an acute teaching Trust environment?

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, active team players with good communication skills, who enjoys working with children, to join our dedicated team.

The team provides a service to the Children's & Women's Clinical Management Group, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site. This post will either be a training post to start your career off in Paediatric Dietetics as a band 5 Dietitian with progression to band 6 within a 9-12 month period on completion of a paediatric dietetic training programme including competency based assessments. Alternatively a Senior post at band 6 with previous experience in paediatrics. To provide a service on a rotational basis at band 5 or 6, alongside other team members, to a wide range of paediatric local and tertiary specialities.

Main duties of the job

You will have a great opportunity to develop broad experience in many aspects of paediatric, neonatal and women's dietetics in an acute setting as part of a high profile and valued team of 17 other Paediatric Dietitians working as core members of multi-professional teams with a dedicated Paediatric Dietetic Support Worker.

You will be joining our band 6 rotational programme spending half your time providing dietetic cover to our busy medical and surgical children's wards and general outpatient clinic and half working within one of 7 sub-specialities (Respiratory High Dependency care, Cardiology, Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Ketogenic Diet Therapy, Paediatric Intensive Care and Diabetes) supported by band 7 senior specialist Dietitians.

These senior posts are fundamental to providing an inpatient and outpatient paediatric dietetic and nutrition service to children diagnosed with specific conditions who are managed on specialist diets.

You will be a core and valued member of the multi-disciplinary team for this speciality and group of patients.

Further responsibilities will include involvement in the pre-registration training of dietitians as we provide dedicated paediatric B and C clinical placements and you will play an active part in this.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide nutrition and dietetic service into the Paediatric caseload with varying degrees of complexity including outpatients (MDT and Dietetic led clinics), inpatients, day case, resource development and training and education.

To work towards expertise in various paediatric specialities within the nutrition and dietetic team and service, and inform other Dietitians within the team and service of developments in these fields.

See Job Description for more details

Person Specification



  • Dietetic degree
  • HCPC Registration
  • Working towards completion of a validated course in a specialist area of practice
  • Completion of a Clinical Supervisory Skills Course.



  • Dietetic experience in a varied dietetic environment
  • some dietetic experience in the field of paediatric dietetics.
  • Has developed practice in dietetics to include different ways of caseload management and delivering services.
  • Can demonstrate the required competency in the post


  • Previous involvement with the pre-registration practice training for Dietitians
  • involved in QI activities ie clinical audit /PDSA cycles activities leading to improved patient care



  • Written application, clear and concise and understandable
  • Team working skills evident
  • Evidence of being able to motivate and Influence


  • Has undertaken post-registration training in behavioural change and motivational interviewing
  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Havelock Street



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