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Band 3 Dietetic Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74049-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Prescribing Team - Nutrition and Dietetics
£18,813 / £19,332 / £19,917 / £20,795

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

2 Permanent and 4 Fixed Term vacancies available.

Part time working will be considered (minimum 3 days per week)

Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service (Community) have vacancies for Dietetic Support Workers to join our friendly, innovative primary care team in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Leicester Nutrition and Dietetic Service (Community) has a team of approximately 70 staff, made of Dietitians, Community Nutritionists, Dietetic Support Workers and Support Team Staff covering the population of Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

The post offers the opportunity to work in a newly developed Dietetic Prescribing Support service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland supporting the Dietitians in delivering dietetic care to patients and their carers.

The post holder will be a member of the dietetic prescribing team and will work across the health care community, including GP surgeries and care homes, and provide support to the Dietitian in managing patient’s care plans. The role will include some administrative duties such as booking visits, updating spreadsheets.

The work will be in different locations across the city or county and a car driver is essential. The caseload will be adults. You will have support from our friendly existing teams. We are looking for a Dietetic Support Worker who has good team working, communication and IT skills and can work independently.

The service is committed to CPD and personal development and we have good clinical supervision models and in-house CPD in place to support you. The service is involved in the pre-registration placements for student dietitians undertaking A, B and C placements.

Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a car during working hours

There are several posts based in different locations across the city and county; geographical preferences will be taken into account where possible.

Base: to be agreed, depending on geographical area covered


Contact Christine Grantham for more information 0116 2227146 / 07826 891415 or email


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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