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Specialist Dietitian - HMP Berwyn

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a forward thinking Dietitian to join the health care team based at HMP Berwyn in North Wales to lead and develop the nutrition and dietetic service. The role has been upgraded to a full time Band 7 role in recognition of the breadth and complexity of the nutritional needs of the prison population. We are looking for an individual with a proven track record of service development and clinical excellence who can lead the service, but also work as part of a team. The client group includes a wide range of nutrition related diagnoses, and require extensive multidisciplinary working with the physical and mental health teams, in partnership with support workers. A visit to the prison before applying is welcomed and strongly encouraged.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Dietitian who is keen to work in this fast paced environment as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will:
  • - Evaluate service requirements and develop a service plan in consultation with the healthcare team in the prison and the main dietetic service
  • - Manage waiting lists, using robust referral criteria
  • - See patients individually in an outpatient setting, and refer on to specialist services in the prison and main health settings as needed
  • - Develop, run and evaluate group interventions, training a support worker to run sessions that fall within their scope of practice
  • - Have a regular community outpatient clinic in the outside health community and be a full part of the dietetic clinical community team.
  • - Work with the catering team to meet the nutritional needs of men on special diets
  • - Write, monitor and update relevant processes, pathways and guidelines
  • - Provide training to others
  • - Lead service improvement
  • - Undertake duties which are new to Dietetics and unique to the prison setting (full training will be given)

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.

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

Job description

Job responsibilities

HMP Berwyn is a category C male training prison with a remand facility. At capacity, there is space for 2106 men. HMP Berwyn is a setting that has a strong rehabilitative culture. We have a comprehensive health and wellbeing team which includes a range of professionals offering an array of interventions to our patients. The main Dietetic department based at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, a department of over 50 Dietitians and Dietetic Assistants, supported by an admin team. The Dietetic department in North Wales takes professional development seriously and you will have the opportunity to take part in relevant Continuous Professional Development activities both internally and externally.

In return we can offer you:
  • - Training and development so that you can excel in your role
  • - Management by the healthcare team at HMP Berwyn and professional supervision by the integrated health community dietetic service
  • - Access to CPD opportunities within the wider dietetic service
  • - A workplace mentor to support you in completing your competencies

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered
  • Post registration training in a relevant specialist area/advanced diploma in dietetics


  • Working towards MSc or evidence of research qualification



  • Significant experience of working in nutrition and dietetics in a range of clinical areas

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


HMP Berwyn


LL13 9QE

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