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Advanced Dietitian Paediatric Food Allergy

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Midlands
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced clinician who is:
  • Ambitious to improve services?
  • Passionate to teach and inspire?
  • Innovative and driven?

Sandwell & West Birmingham Nutrition & Dietetic Services are seeking to recruit an Advanced Dietitian into a newly created clinical leadership role within our expanding service. This is an exciting step for our service as we seek to build on our existing clinical leadership structure and strengthen our clinical representation as our services expand.

We are seeking an innovative individual who is driven to work within paediatric food allergy for our diverse population. Candidates will be joining a service at a time of considerable opportunity, working in the largest allergy service in the West Midlands. You will need to use highly developed interpersonal skills to foster strong relationships with a range of key stakeholders leading in a service that will strongly align with the paediatric allergy MDT.

The successful post holder will demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge and skills in paediatric allergy dietetics and a proven track record of leading for quality improvement within teams.

Our service covers all aspects of nutrition nursing & dietetic care across inpatient, community and outpatient pathways. The post-holder would join our existing paediatric leadership structure working alongside our Consultants & Advanced Nurse practitioners with the opportunity to work clinically with the chair of the Paediatric Allergy Committee at BSACI.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting role at an exciting time for Dietetics, Allied Health Professionals and Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust as we seek to become the leading provider of integrated care bringing lots of opportunities for future development.

The successful post-holder will act as a lead clinician in our paediatric allergy services and will have the opportunity to work with MDT members to develop advanced skills in nutritional diagnosis and emergency management of paediatric allergy patients working alongside the multidisciplinary team to support the development of dietetic led food allergy pathways and nutritional care plans that support families to minimise the risk of food allergy being realised.

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department is a growing team of more than 40 dietitians and nutrition nurses based across Sandwell and West Birmingham. We have regular departmental meetings, clinical supervision sessions and education meetings. Continuing professional development is promoted and supported.

The Department trains student dietitians from Coventry and Birmingham City Universities across the full range ofplacements.

Please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification for further details.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately 600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.We have three strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached documents for further details of the job including main responsibilities.

As a team, we live our core Trust values of ambition, respect and compassion. Our trust champions nutrition and hydration as a fundamental of care and takes a strongly integrated, person-centred approach where independence and early intervention is promoted and encouraged using What matters to you? principles. We are looking for a suitably aspirational candidate who will share these core values and behaviours.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact to arrange a conversation or an informal visit to further understand the role.

Person Specification



  • BSc/MSc in Nutrition & Dietetics or similar
  • UK Registered Dietitian with the HCPC
  • Evidence of having completed an accredited course or equivalent level of professional experience at Masters level in the specialist area of food allergy practice eg MSc in Allergy


  • Clinical teaching skills course



  • Past work experience in a varied dietetic environment
  • Significant clinical experience post registration experience in paediatric food allergy
  • Has developed expert practice in food allergy and/or paediatrics to include different ways of caseload management and delivering services
  • Can demonstrate evidence of continued professional development (eg. keeps a professional portfolio, Diploma in Advanced Dietetic Practice, peer reviewed publications, presentations)
  • Extended Scope Practitioner in accordance with approval procedure for extended roles
  • Is able to demonstrate ability to initiate and be involved in audit / research activities
  • Previous involvement with the pre-registration practice training for dietitians

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust



City and Sandwell Hospitals

West Midlands

B71 4HJ

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