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Diabetes Dietitian - Development Post

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you an interest in working in the area of Diabetes. This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 5 to Band 6 development post where you will be welcomed into the team and your skills and knowledge in Diabetes care enhanced. You will commence in the role at Band 5 level and have a training package and upon successful completion of relevant training and competencies, acquire the band 6 position in 12 months.

The post will offer you a range of clinical experience in adult diabetes. The post is based in the Diabetes centre so provides excellent multi disciplinary team working experience with experienced diabetes nurses and podiatrists.

There will be opportunities to deliver diabetes structured education for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and to train other healthcare professionals. As part of your development the post holder will be trained as a DESMOND educator in the first instance and then as DAFNE educator once experience and competencies have been achieved. You will have the ongoing support of an experienced Diabetes Dietitian and excellent admin support.

To be considered for the post applicants must have had Dietetic experience in the NHS at under graduate or post graduate level - interviews will be held in person/face-to-face on 25th July 2024.

Main duties of the job

The diabetes team within the Nutrition and Dietetics Service provides dietetic support to adults with diabetes. We are committed to providing a comprehensive, compassionate and patient centred service to our patients. Structured education programmes are available to all people with diabetes and these are co-delivered by Diabetes Specialist Dietitians, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Podiatry team.

Interested candidates are advised to look to the job description and person specification found alongside this advert for a full and detailed description of duties, roles and responsibilities associated with this post.

About us

We employ more than 6,500 staffwho deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, healthcentres and in patients' homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT.

We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care medical surgical maternity gynaecology critical care children's and young people's services end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

We provide community health services, including sexual health services in Calderdale from Calderdale Royal and local health centres. These include Todmorden Health Centre and Broad Street Plaza.

We continue to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation.Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS- yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boardslisten to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members - patients, staff andthe local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in thechanges to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached for further information regarding the main responsibilities of the role

Person Specification



  • Relevant Degree
  • Registered with HCPC


  • DESMOND educator
  • DAFNE educator



  • Recent NHS experience/ exposure demonstrating ability to assess, treat and evaluate care for patients with diabetes in the NHS
  • Demonstrates knowledge of common conditions and dietetic intervention
  • Behavioural Change training/motivational interviewing skills
  • Evidence of up to date best practice in diabetes specialism, self directed and reflective practice


  • Previous experience at working at a Band 6 level

Communication and relationships


  • Ability to communicate effectively with people with complex difficulties and in difficult situations
  • Ability to work with and motivate patients (frequently dealing with challenging behaviour and family dynamics)
  • Good clinical reasoning skills
  • Demonstrates positive attitude and behaviours
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self motivated with ability to work independently and influence others
  • Ability to prioritise own and others caseload
  • Excellent team player
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet service demands

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Calderdale Royal Hospital




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