Specialist Dietitian

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
08 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Paediatric - Nutrition & DieteticsGrade NHS AfC: Band 6Contract Fixed Term /secondment - end date 25/9/19Hours 33.75 hours per weekJob ref 234-18-CS1529 Site Norfolk & Norwich University HospitalTown NorwichSalary £28,050 - £36,644 per annum, pro rataClosing Today at 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

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* Fixed Term / Secondment opportunity available - 33.75 hours (with potential of additional hours via the staff bank) *

A unique opportunity has arisen to work within the Paediatric Dietetic service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, a world class teaching hospital with state-of-the-art facilities for modern patient care.

You would be joining a large dietetic department with over 60 staff. The post holder would be based within the Paediatric specialist team, consisting of 12 dietitians and 2 dietetic assistants. The post holder will have the ability to gain experience and knowledge by working alongside a team of specialist Paediatric clinicians and will also benefit from working closely with services within both acute and community settings.

The hospital is within walking distance from the University of East Anglia which boasts some of the best open-access sporting facilities in the country and is situated within acres of green space. It’s just a short journey from the historic city of Norwich – renowned for its open-air markets, cathedrals and rich cultural community. Living and working in Norfolk provides access to beautiful beaches, rich countryside and affordable housing with excellent transport links to London.

The opportunity on offer is for 33.75 hours per week fixed term, which is a maternity cover post. The offer of the additional 3.75 hours per week is currently available working via our staff bank which will make this an attractive full-time role, for the duration of the fixed term contract, on a temporary basis. Please feel free to enquire for further details.

As post holder, under the guidance of a Band 7 paediatric dietitian, you will provide dietetic care to the paediatric acute and children’s day wards and the children’s assessment unit. As part of the Paediatric Home Enteral Feeds team, you will have a caseload of home enterally fed children, who you will review within various community settings (e.g. home and schools). In addition, you will attend the monthly cardiac multidisciplinary clinic and you will gain experience covering a general paediatric outpatient clinic. The types of conditions you will come across include faltering growth, faddy eating, autism, obesity, neurological conditions and cardiac disorders, as well as premature infants.

We actively seek to promote development within our department, as and such you will be offered the opportunity for regular clinical supervision. We welcome applications from individuals who are interested in working part-time as part of a job-sharing role.

This role will involve some element of off-site working within the community; therefore a valid Driving Licence is required (Adjustments can be made for candidates with a disability).

Hours of work : 33.75 hours per week , to be discussed at interview

Opening Date for Applications: 30th October 2018

Closing Date for Applications: 15th November 2018

Interview date : Thursday 22nd November 2018

The Job Description, which includes a Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.


If this post involves working with children or adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of Afc

NHS Service

Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships)

We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration

You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.


Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

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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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