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Community Macmillan Specialist Dietitian

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
North East Manchester
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 7 Community Macmillan Specialist Dietitian 32 hours per week -to be worked over 4 or 5 days per week.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen within the Manchester Macmillan Palliative Support Service teams, based within North Manchester, for a Band 7 Community Macmillan Specialist Dietician

The post holder will work as part of the Macmillan Specialist multi-disciplinary team comprising of Medics, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Nurses and Family Support Worker and the Community Nutrition Service to support this Palliative Caseload.

The post holder will provide supportive palliative care to patients with a dietetic need who require palliation of symptoms to enhance their quality of life and support rehabilitation goals. The post holder will assess, support and deliver care in the patients home supporting the wider Multidisciplinary team, patients their families and carers.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of the specialist Macmillan multi-professional team.

Provide clinical leadership for Dietetic cancer and palliative care.

Manage own specialist dietetic caseload.

Provides specialist nutritional and dietetic advice to medical staff, health care professionals and other agencies for Manchester University Foundation Trust.

To undertake audit and research.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

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



  • Accredited Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Registered with HPC (Health Professionals Council)
  • Member of British Dietetic Association
  • Completion of Relevant course to Specialism


  • Post graduate course in oncology/ palliative care
  • Member of Special interest group
  • Relevant Leadership course



  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Experience in the specialist field of cancer/palliative care
  • Experiance of working in the community
  • Experience of training dieticians and others
  • Experience in working in an Multidisciplinary Setting


  • Experiance of supervising student dieticians
  • Working in an inner city multi-ethnic environment t
  • Advanced communications skills training or be willing

Skills and knowledge


  • Highly specialist knowledge of a broad range of holistic assessment tools including dietetics relevant to cancer/palliative care
  • Good presentation skills both visual and verbal
  • Good caseload management skills including experience of managing own caseload
  • Car driver
  • Essential IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Cornerstone Centre

2 Graham Street

North East Manchester

M11 3AA

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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