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Specialist Diabetes Dietitian

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you looking to progress your career forward in the field of adult diabetes care? Would you like to work with a dynamic and forward thinking multidisciplinary diabetes team?

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint 18.75 hrs Band 6 Specialist Diabetes Dietitian into a permanent role in our team.

This is an ideal opportunity to develop new skills if you have not worked in diabetes before, or enhance some skills you may already have.You will be well supported by an experienced MDT of diabetes dietitians, nurses and doctors, and offered mentoring and CPD opportunities.

Our dedicated Multi Disciplinary team of dietetic led clinics support a range of specialist diabetes areas including Type 1 and Type 2 patients, lipid service, antenatal clinics, insulin pump clinics, diabetes self management education and transition service.

Main duties of the job

You will provide up-to-date nutritional management for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes, lipid disorders and weight management needs for Torbay and South Devon. In outpatient, inpatient and educational settings

To teach and support other members of the Endocrine service (e.g. Diabetes Nurses) and other healthcare professionals working in endocrinology and diabetes, diabetes prevention and weight management.

You will contribute to the wider development of the dietetic service and nutritional provision within Torbay and South Devon working closely with the Band 7s in weight management and diabetes.

About us

Why work with us - Torbay Hospital provides acute care for the local community and has several community hospitals, and is a hot-spot for those who are considering living by the sea or within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park and an hour to Exmoor National Park. Meanwhile, Plymouth and Exeter are also both within a short drive to enjoy the culture, maritime history and shopping experiences.

The Diabetes Specialist Dietitians Team is part of the wider Dietetic Team (over 23wte Registered staff) including Acute, Community, Diabetes, Weight Management and Cancer Services.

The team is flexible and promotes a healthy work/home life balance. Therefore, your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay.

Listed are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Childcare at our day nursery
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Staff Discounts
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Employee Support - Staff have access to a 24-hour helpline

Our people are caring, committed, inclusive and focussed on quality. We focus on solutions and people's strengths. We encourage outside the box thinking and embrace innovation and change wherever it can drive improvement.

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real assed to Team Torbay and South Devon.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Excellent verbal, written and electronic communication skills are required to establish and maintain working relationships.

Engagement with patients, relatives and carers, individually and in groups, ina variety of community and clinical settings, using a range of communication formats, including virtual platforms.

To work with the Diabetes team in planning, delivering, developing andauditing the diabetes education programmes.

To provide education for patients individually and in groups in both secondary and primary care settings.

Responsible for providing highly developed and complex clinical andnutritional information to other members of the multidisciplinary teams.

To provide an inpatient dietetic service for patients with diabetes working in close liaison with the Diabetes Specialist Nurses.

To promote the role of the dietitian in the management of patients withdiabetes, lipid disorders and obesity both within the hospital and in primary care.

This post carries no budgetary responsibility.

To maintain and improve professional knowledge through literature,attendance at courses/conferences as agreed with the Diabetes Team andthe wider dietetic department.

Please see our attached job description and person specification form for full details.


Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • oDegree or equivalent in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • oHCPC registration in Dietetics
  • oEvidence of post graduate study in diabetes and/or obesity


  • oTeaching post graduate qualification
  • oMember of a specialist group of BDA e.g. Diabetes / Obesity / Mental Health / Paediatrics
  • oBehaviour change training
  • oGroup facilitation training

Knowledge and experience


  • oPost qualification experience
  • oAutonomous practitioner
  • oExperience to date must include some diabetes and obesity dietetics


  • oAdvanced clinical skills including experience of delivering Type 1 diabetes structured education and managing people with diabetes using insulin pumps
  • oExperience of clinically supervising other dietitians working in diabetes and weight management
  • oAbility to carry out research and to interpret the research of others
  • oExperience of developing a service or planning and delivering health promotion initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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