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Therapy Services Manager - Dietetics

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Dietetics Therapy Services Manager within the Therapy and Rehabilitation Directorate. This is a part time post (30hrs per week) and will involve the operational management of a Dietetics across both City Hospital and Queen's medical Centre campuses.

You will be a Registered Dietician and will work within a wider operational team supporting the Therapy and Rehabilitation directorate. The role will involve supporting clinical teams operationally, planning staffing capacity, and contributing to strategic vision, service improvement, quality and safety.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, thrive on supporting teams and be passionate about service improvement and the allied health professions. Continued clinical activity would be supported within your job plan and can be discussed at interview. The management team consists of supportive peers with significant experience. This is a friendly team who value the personal and career development of leaders.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

-Manage a specialty within the Therapy & Rehabilitation Directorate which could include multiple professions.

-Champion and drive change to support the trusts Strategy

-Develop specific aspects of the Therapy Service working in partnership with the other managers.

-Deputise for the Head of Service for Therapy and Rehabilitation

-Assist with the management of other areas of the Therapy Service during planned or unplanned absence.

-Will work flexibly across all NUH campuses.

About us

As a large acute teaching Trust, NUH has a range of fantastic opportunities for staff to develop their careers within the NHS. NUH Therapy Services is a supportive department with a robust appraisal process and many learning opportunities for our staff.

The Therapies and Rehabilitation pathway is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 700 staff, who works together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists. We have a Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction, and many of the pathway leadership team have AHP backgrounds to support our staff. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached detailed full Job Description and Personal Specification for further details.

Person Specification

Training qualifications


  • oDietician educated to degree level ( or equivalent) and eligible for registration with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and post registration training to Masters level or equivalent.



  • Project management and strategic and business planning
  • Service improvement and Change management
  • Human Resource management
  • Multi-disciplinary working



  • Leadership and team working skills which demonstrate the ability to work with a wide variety of people at different levels of seniority and from different professional disciplines.
  • oStrong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to receive and present highly complex, sensitive or contentious data to individuals and groups, overcoming barriers to communication
  • oAble to influence the direction and decisions of the Service, Directorate, Trust and, as required, external audiences

Analytical and judgement skill


  • oAbility to think laterally, identify and evaluate options and present workable solutions to
  • Evidence of working with numerical data, able to analyse, interpret data
  • Ability to deliver, monitor and plan services at an operational level, using business knowledge of the to make decisions on requirements of the service and its development.

Planning and organisation


  • oAbility to proactively develop and implement strategic and tactical plans, adapting to changing priorities where needed. Planning capacity and activity over several teams
  • oAbility to plan schedules (rotations) that impact within own services and others

Personal Effectiveness


  • oAbility to build purposeful working relationships and partnerships, commanding the trust and confidence of key stakeholders and professional peers and utilising effective negotiation skills.
  • Clear and articulate with excellent presentation skills
  • oAbility to manage own time, including prioritising, meeting deadlines, and manage a diverse workload.
  • oAbility to sustain high workload through times of service and organisational pressure
  • oAbility to chair and/or participate actively in meetings, seminars and conferences

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queen's Medical Centre



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