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Community Dietitian

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Whitehaven, Cumbria
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Dietitian - Band 5

Full time - 37.5 hours - Permanent (Part time hours considered)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified Band 5 Dietitian who wishes to develop their skills and knowledge and has an interest in the wide range of clinical conditions that community/acute dietetics will present.

The post would also suit individuals wanting to work both in Community and Acute settings including Paediatrics. We are offering full training, support and preceptorship to consolidate your skills following qualification.

The post would be based at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven covering Acute wards as well as community hospitals and GP practices across West Cumbria.

Whitehaven is situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country, with the Lakes, the Pennines, the Borders and South East Scotland all easily accessible.

Further information about this unique opportunity to develop a wide range of clinical conditions in both the community/acute settingscan obtained by contacting Helen Fraser-Mayall Dietetic Team Lead 01946 523400 or Nicola Storey, Head of Nutrition & Dietetics 01228 814794.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment and operate a No Smoking Policy.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic Dietitian with excellent communication and team working skills. In addition to clinical work, you would be expected to input into appropriate community MDT's and provide nutritional education to care homes, patient support groups and health care professionals.

You will join an established team of Acute, Community and Paediatric dietitians and Dietetic Assistants.

There is access to 1:1 practice and clinical supervision. Professional development is given a high priority and there are ongoing educational opportunities as well as regular group practice supervision. The department trains student dietitians on P1, P2 and P3 placements from Chester University, UCLan and from 2023 Newcastle University. Students currently rate NCIC placements as 4*.

IT and secretarial support is available. We are currently involved in exciting digital projects including the move to a single electronic patient record and electronic prescribing.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':o Being a clinically led organisationo Quality and safety at the heart of our Trusto A positive patient experience every timeo A great place to worko Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment. Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • BSc in dietetics or equivalent
  • Current registration with the Health Professions Council


  • Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent



  • Recent experience of a range of clinical dietetics



  • Current dietary issues and clinical dietetics
  • Evidence based practice and current clinical guidelines
  • Equality legislation and best practice

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care


  • Presentation skills

Personal Circumstances


  • Confident
  • Confident

Other requirements


  • Flexible over working hours
  • Driving license


  • Membership of the British Dietetic Association

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust



Whitehaven, Cumbria

CA28 8JG

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