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Children's Community Specialist Dietitian (Developmental Post)

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata (dependant on experience)
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced dietitian to work in an expanding community-based service to support children and young people with a learning or physical disability in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We are looking for a highly motivated, confident dietitian who would like to work alongside multi-professional and multiagency colleagues to deliver a clinical dietetic service to disabled children with eating and drinking problems. The post holder will also work with the team on the roll out of a new, innovative education and training programme for professionals working with selective eaters.

We are willing to consider recruiting to a Band 5 training position for the right candidate. This would be an exciting opportunity for those wishing to move into the paediatric specialty without existing experience.

Please clearly specify in your application if you will be applying for the Band 5 or Band 6 role.

Main duties of the job

This post will involve the dietitian working with children and young people and their families, groups, schools, communities and with carers across the age range from birth to 18 years old. The therapy and training will be delivered both virtually and face to face within the local community. Our service is committed to student training, quality improvement, research and audit and we pride ourselves on our commitment to continuing professional development. There is also an active role in delivering Steps To Eating Program (STEP) and supporting DAPs and Techs.

This could be an exciting opportunity for those wishing to move into the paediatric speciality without existing experience. Training and support would be provided for the right candidate.

About us

The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers. We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.

Cornwall is a fantastic place to live and work in and is full of opportunities.

The Children's Community Therapy Service is a friendly multi-disciplinary team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Support and Admin Staff.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or equivalent leading to Health Professions Council (HPC) Registration as a Dietitian.
  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association


  • Post graduate qualification in a relevant clinical field.
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Group



  • Comprehensive post registration experience.
  • Experience of working autonomously with a dietetic caseload without direct supervision
  • Good level of experience in paediatric Neurodisability
  • Training, education and supervision of staff in the delivery of dietetics


  • Experience managing dietetic staff
  • Comprehensive experience in paediatric Neurodisability
  • Management and support of children with life limiting/threatening conditions.
  • Experience of community working

Practical/Intellectual Skills


  • To be able to demonstrate Proficient IT skills including Microsoft 10 Excel, Email, Power Point, Word.
  • Working knowledge of how to set up and use projectors/laptops and experience delivering group education
  • Ability to work autonomously and be confident with lone working
  • An ability to assess success, interpret data and write reports
  • An ability to manage a designated caseload
  • Ability to travel across Cornwall to other sites as required including flexibility with where service need is.
  • Ability to supervise and support other staff
  • An ability to run groups for people of more than 20.
  • An ability to evaluate and report on complex data.


  • Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues in partnership agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Curnow Hub

Drump Road


TR15 1LU

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