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Specialist Dietitian - Paediatric Eating Disorders

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
A rare opportunity has arisen to work in partnership with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Tier 4 North Wales Adolescent Service (NWAS), and Tier 3 Specialist Eating Disorders (SPEED) teams, as a Specialist Clinical Dietitian. The model for CAMHS assessment and intervention is the Maudsley Model of Family Based Treatment (FBT) and Family Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa, which is evidence based and recommended in the recently updated NICE Guidelines for Eating Disorders (NICE, 2017).

This post is based in the West Integrated Health Community of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, working with the SPEED multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

This post will give you the opportunity to work with the CAMHS/SPEED Teams to facilitate development of cutting edge Nutrition and Dietetic services in North Wales. You will have the opportunity to contribute to robust quality improvement processes for nutrition in the West Area SPEED Team.

You will join, and have supervision from a Band 7 Team Lead Dietitian, and you will be part of a wider, dynamic North Wales Paediatric Dietetic team and Paediatric CAHMS Team. There is a strong, interconnected Paediatric Dietetic team across North Wales, who meet for away days twice a year, but are in constant contact via email and phone, sharing information, resources and developments wherever possible. As a Band 6 you would be expected to take a full part in this group, providing expertise and leadership as needed.

This post would suit established or aspiring Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian. Consideration will be given to applicants as a progression Band 5 to Band 6 role, with all necessary support and supervision provided to the right individual.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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



  • BSc Nutrition and dietetics degree or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of specialist interest group
  • Working towards MSc or evidence of research qualification



  • Post registration training in specialist area, and / or evidence of CPD activity through portfolio
  • Clinical educators course
  • Member of British Dietetic Association


  • Evidence of service development and ability to use own initiative
  • Advanced diploma in dietetics



  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and unsupervised.
  • Ability to manage own workload.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Good teaching, supervisory and appraisal skills.


  • Basic IT/Keyboard skills
  • Experience in working in the community /lone working.
  • Experience in risk management.



  • Advanced knowledge of chronic disease management.
  • Knowledge of delivery of group programmes.
  • Good working knowledge of components of clinical governance.


  • Evidence of post-grad educational courses.

Other Relevant Requirements


  • Able to comply with Health Board Manual Handling and Therapeutic Handling Policy
  • Ability to travel between multiple sites daily


  • Ability to work flexible working hours.
  • Welsh speaking

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


CAMHS Talarfon

Holyhead Road


LL57 2EE

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