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Advanced Specialist / Lead Clinical Dietitian

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 7
30 per week
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Trust Headquarters
Trust Wide
£33,222 - £43,041pa, Pro Rata
27/08/2018 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

*Proposed Interview date is 12th September 2018*


Advanced Specialist / Lead Clinical Dietitian - Band 7


Post Title

Advanced Specialist / Lead Clinical Dietitian


Trust Wide



Band & salary scale

7 - £33,22 - £43,041pa pro rata

Hours of work


Permanent/Fixed term



Service/Ward/Department Summary:


We are a small team of two Mental Health Dietitians based at Trust Headquarters, covering the South Division Mental health wards, one Healthy Young Minds clinic in Tameside and Oldham Learning Disabilities team.


This post was developed in 2012 as a new post and is a good balance of clinical and strategic work. The dietitians work closely with the Modern Matrons for Adults, Older people and Specialist services and are integral in the trust Physical Heath Steering Group and borough Nutrition, Food and Drink meetings.


The successful candidate will lead the continued service improvement across all mental health wards, development of resources and training programmes and supervise and support the Band 6 dietitian.



Role Summary:



To develop and deliver an effective, specialised, nutrition advisory and dietetic service to patients under the care of mental health services within Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.



Key Responsibilities of the Post:



To provide Specialist clinical dietetic support to mental health wards in Stockport, (Adults and Older people) and Rehabilitation and High Support units in Stockport, Heathfield House, Oldham, Rhodes Place and Rochdale, Stansfield place. Additionally one Healthy Young Minds outpatient clinic per week in Stalybridge and occasional referrals from the Early Intervention Team in Tameside.


To provide management supervision to the Band 6 Mental Health /Learning Disabilities Dietitian.


To provide general support for dietitian working in inpatient Healthy Young Minds unit, Community eating disorders (CEDS) dietitian and community dietetic teams in Bury and Oldham regarding mental health issues.


To deliver training to mental health staff and patient groups on nutritional issues



Key Requirements of the Person Specification:


  • BSc degree in Nutrition & Dietetics or BSc in relevant science subject and Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Registered as a dietitian with the HCPC
  • Attainment of validated post-registration qualification in defined highly specialised clinical area e.g. mental health, eating disorders, diabetes, nutrition support, dementia
  • Evidence of CPD including specialist post-registration courses to minimum diploma level or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience of managing a dietetic case load.
  • Experience working as an integral member of an MDT
  • Ability to provide leadership on matters relating to dietetics and nutrition support
  • Experience of working with hospital catering departments, providing advice and guidance on menu development
  • Experience of working with patients with eating disorders, common mental illnesses and dementia












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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal Contact Name: Joanna Connor

Job Title: Specialist Mental Health Dietitian

Contact Number: 07951266085

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3191