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Specialist Diabetes and Adult Weight Management Dietitian

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Diabetes and Adult Weight Management Dietitian

Band 6

Hours: Ideally 37.5 hours but can be negotiated

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 dietitian to join our Specialist Adult Dietetic Service covering South Staffordshire. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a friendly team in a dynamic NHS community setting and would be suitable for an experienced band 6 or a band 5 dietitian with at least 1 year's experience who is ready to specialise in diabetes and weight management.

Main duties of the job

The postholder's role, may include face to face or telephone clinics, home visits, diabetic pump clinic MDT, carbohydrate counting workshops, emotional eating and behaviour change group workshops. This is a specialist role so dependant on experience we can offer training and support to develop the skills to meet the needs of the job.

The successful candidate will receive regular clinical supervision as well as opportunities for CPD and personal development, including trust beyond preceptorship program. This post will be based in Cannock or Tamworth with an element of working from home, but the ability to travel independently between venues across Staffordshire.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full JD & PS attached:

The post holder will be part of the Allied Health Professionals (AHP) workforce, undertaking a specialist role in delivering and evaluating specialist dietetic therapy as part of the wider multidisciplinary care team.

This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to provide dietary counselling and education to improve knowledge, management skills and confidence in both service users and other health care professionals. This will involve predominantly managing a diabetes and weight management caseload using evidence-based, patient-centred principles to assess, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate interventions

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Relevant Specialist Post Graduate qualification and/or courses and/or development (e.g. professionally recognised courses in specialist area)
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development


  • Modules at Masters level
  • Evidence of further clinical study in mental health dietetic therapies, obesity and frailty
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses in relevant area. Current BDA Registration
  • Attendance at relevant Special Interest Groups
  • Up to date field work/pre-registration student training
  • Member of a British Dietetic Association Specialist group



  • Clinical experience across a variety of specialities, including diabetes and weight management
  • Relevant experience to the role including assessment and management of various conditions within the area of clinical speciality
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with issues within the area of clinical speciality
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of providing training and education for others (patients/carers, health professionals and other community health workers from various organisations)


  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Cannock or Tamworth

Suites 105 - 106 High Green Court, Newhall Street


WS11 1GR

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