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Community Dietitian Specialist - Weight Management

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Cardiff and vale UHB community dietetic service has an opportunity for an additional band 6 dietitian to join our busy chronic conditions' management service based at Riverside HC. The role will enable the team to enhance the delivery of the community weight management service alongside as well as our well- established diabetes education programmes. The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of a specialist caseload including weight management and type 2 diabetes.

The post is open to band 6 dietitians with applications also welcomed from band 5 dietitians with relevant experience.Service delivery includes group education, virtual consultations and specialist clinics across the geographical area of Cardiff and Vale. You will have the opportunity to gain further skills through internal rotation within the team in the area of specialist MDT weight management services.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills utilising a person-centred MI approach. Weight management and type 2 diabetes experience is an advantage, but training will be provided.

Main duties of the job

Working in the specialist area of chronic condition management dietetics supporting patients for Weight ManagementType 2 diabetes (DM) . Responsible for development, provision and evaluation of the dietetic service for Chronic Conditions specialist area, predominantly weight management and diabetes, including prioritising and managing a highly complex caseload using evidence based client centred principals to assess, plan, implement and evaluate dietetic interventions in the community setting including group and one to one interventions.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, a practical, forward-thinking approach to service development and evaluation and the ability to work in a team.

You are required to travel around Cardiff and Vale as part of this role, including carrying equipment, and some evening and weekend work may be required.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered


  • Post grad relevant training/ membership of interest group/ Food hygiene



  • Experience of a wide range of patients in different settings, particularly community and/ or chronic disease (DM/ obesity)


  • Experience of student/ DA training, experience of research methodology



  • Complex communication & BCT, time management, supervision or student training


  • Education and research skills



  • Able to travel around C & V

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Riverside Health Centre

Wellington Street


CF11 9SH

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