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Clinical Lead for Nutrition & Dietetics

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
18.75 hours over 2 or 3 days (must include Friday)

We are looking for an experienced Dietitian to provide clinical leadership for the Nutrition and Dietetic Service as part of a job share arrangement following the flexible retirement of the current post holder.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Nutrition and Dietetic Service provides Dietetic Care and support for Adult and Paediatric Patients in both acute and community settings and successfully manages the Nutritional Prescribing Service for both Acute and Primary care across Rotherham.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to gain leadership experience at a senior level and to represent the trust at local and regional Nutrition and Dietetic forums/meetings.

The role will also provide the opportunity to work in partnership with leadership colleagues including but not exclusively Senior Management teams within the Community Care Group, Trust, GPs, Consultants, Commissioners, Nursing, referring hospitals, Universities and voluntary agencies. The ability to work with these teams and represent Dietetics is essential.

Main duties of the job

To be successful you will be an experienced Dietitian who:
  • Displays energy and passion in the pursuit of service excellence and delivery of a positive Patient experience
  • Can support the Nutrition and Dietetic Service to meet challenging targets and objectives
  • Can evidence up to date relevant dietetic clinical experience and skills
  • Has a commitment to developing the professional and clinical skills of others
  • Can evidence the ability to initiate and implement service developments
  • Demonstrates an understanding of current NHS agenda and its impact on clinical, professional and business requirements
  • The job plan for the role has the option of up to one clinical session per week.
  • The successful candidate will receive regular supervision and be part of a supportive clinical leadership team.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of leadership and management expertise and knowledge acquired through CPD and experience
  • Knowledge and experience of using standardised assessments and development of relevant outcome measures
  • Knowledge and understanding of national legislation, guidance and regulatory framework including NSF, NICE, Information Governance, Equality and Diversity, Data Protection, Safe Guarding, Professional and Clinical Guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and implications for service area
  • Evidence of initiating, implementing and evaluating change
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in clinical audit and evidence gathering methods
  • Evidence of continuous improvement through benchmarking and sharing and utilising best practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety in the work environment and implications for service area
  • Understanding of relevant Health and Social Care legislation
  • Evidence of developing and utilising systems of performance management


  • Membership of Regional /National Specialist groups/forums
  • Research and/or publications or contributions to



  • Recruitment and selection experience
  • Evidence of developing and utilising systems of performance management
  • Experience of management of resources
  • Experience of user/carer participation and engagement in development of services
  • Evidence of development and supervision of staff and students
  • Up to date documented evidence of CPD and KSF relevant to clinical area
  • Experience of budgetary responsibility
  • Experience of leading a multi-professional team
  • Experience of leading service developments



  • Diploma/Degree in relevant profession (Nutrition & Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, SALT)
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Post-graduate qualifications relevant to Dietetic speciality to Masters level or equivalent
  • Management/leadership qualification or equivalent


  • Membership of Professional body
  • Completed recognised IT course e.g. ECDL/Elite/MOST

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

120 Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2TY

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