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Band 7 Diabetes Specialist Dietitian

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Dietitian to work across Diabetes and Therapy Services at the Royal Free Hospital. This is for a permanent contract and provides a great opportunity to gain further experience in a large London teaching hospital working alongside a full time Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Diabetologists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Diabetes Specialist Midwives and a Diabetes Psychologist.

The successful candidate will lead on dietetic provision within the antenatal diabetes clinic and will share a caseload of patients with type 1 diabetes and complex type 2 diabetes with the full time Diabetes Specialist Dietitian. They will also contribute to Diabetes related research and provide support and advice around diabetes to dietitians working in other clinical areas as well as other members of the MDT.

Main duties of the job

There will be opportunities to be involved in teaching for all members of the MDT including the medical team. The successful candidate will thrive when working closely as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will be keen to develop their skills in service development, audit and research.

The department undertakes training of dietetic students. We pride ourselves in being a forward-thinking department with a strong commitment to continuing professional development.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oRecognised Dietetics Degree qualification or equivalent
  • oHealth Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice


  • oRegistered Member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • oMembership of BDA specialist group - DSG
  • oRecognised relevant short courses i.e.Type 1 diabetes structured education
  • oPost Graduate training e.g. accredited specialist dietetic course in relevant field
  • oDiploma in advanced dietetic practice or evidence of studying for this.
  • oClinical Supervisory Course
  • oTeaching qualification e.g. City & Guilds 730/Certificate in Health promotion
  • oCertificate in Management e.g. ILM Introductory Certificate, NVQ 3 / 4
  • oCertificate in Non-medical Prescribing



  • oExperienced at supervising junior staff/ dietetic students
  • oPost registration experience in working with gestational diabetes and pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy, in the setting of an MDT antenatal service.
  • oSignificant post registration experience specific to diabetes and working at an advanced level specific to the delivery of intensive Type 1 group and one-to-one education.
  • oSignificant post registration experience of working with complex Type 2 diabetes & associated complications in an MDT setting.
  • oExperience in the interpretation of continual blood glucose monitoring technology.
  • oEvidence of keeping abreast of all the innovations and developments in this area.
  • oDemonstrate evidence based practice


  • oThe post holder will be a trained educator (ideally Type I structured education) who have an understanding of educational theory appropriate to the age and needs of the learners, and who is trained and competent to deliver the principles and content of the programme.
  • oExperience of insulin pump technology and hybrid closed loop therapy

Skills and aptitudes


  • oUnderstanding of professional ethics and application in practice.
  • oDetailed knowledge of clinical governance
  • oKnowledge of current NHS trends which influence service provision
  • oUnderstanding of team dynamics
  • oEvidence of effective working with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams.
  • oExcellent oral and written communication skills with people from a wide variety of background and ages.
  • oPresentation skills to demonstrate effectively working with individuals or groups.
  • oReport writing skills.
  • oBehavioural change/ motivational interviewing skills.
  • oEvidence of continuous professional development
  • oLeadership skills.
  • oAdvanced reasoning skills.
  • oEvaluation and research skills.
  • oGood level of organisational and time management skills.
  • oProblem solving skills.
  • oAccurate keyboard skills - data inputting, word processing, internet, e-mail and dietary analysis.
  • oAccurate anthropometric measuring skills.

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • oSelf motivated and independent
  • oFlexible adaptable and creative
  • oAbility to cope with unpredictability and stress.
  • oAble to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions.
  • oAble to set priorities and meet daily deadlines.
  • oAble to reflect and appraise own performance and that of others.
  • oAble to deal with occasional personnel problems and complaints.
  • oAble to deal with distressed clients, relatives or staff.
  • oAble to maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • oAble to organise and comprehend complex information.
  • oAble to maintain judgement and make decisions under pressure.
  • oAble to adapt to the change process/change in environment.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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