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Paediatric Dietitian

Job Reference: 358-1801563-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Nutrition & Dietetics
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,214 to £30,112

Are you passionate about wanting to develop a dietetic career as a paediatric Dietitian? This post provides a perfect opportunity to develop a career in paediatric dietetics. You may be about to Graduate or an existing Dietitian wanting to specialise in Paediatric Dietetics. An opportunity has arisen in our well established Leicestershire paediatric, neonatal and women’s nutrition and dietetic team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, active team player with good communication skills, who enjoys working with children, to join our dedicated team. The post holder will deliver a first class dietetic service to the Children’s & Women’s Clinical Management Group, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site, with some services delivered at the Leicester General Hospital. The successful applicant will be working with an outpatient and inpatient caseload alongside experienced paediatric Dietitians. As well as a general paediatric dietetic caseload there will be an opportunity to experience with training and support a range of specialist areas for example : oncology, neurology, respiratory, surgery, orthopaedics, dermatology, diabetes, neonatology and maternal medicine. The Service to Neonatology covers the Trust’s two Neonatal Units at levels 3 and 2 with related outpatients e.g. chronic lung. Transport links on the three acute sites are well supported by a bus hopper system.


You will be provided with training and education and supported by experienced and expert paediatric Dietitians. You will have clinical supervision with a dedicated clinical caseload supervisor as well as a line manager. You will have a great opportunity to develop broad experience in all aspects of paediatric, neonatal and women’s dietetics in an acute setting as part of a high profile and valued team of fourteen other Paediatric Dietitians with a dedicated Paediatric Dietetic Assistant working as core members of multi-professional teams.


We are looking for a registered Band 5 Dietitian who is keen to develop their skills in paediatrics.

We have established a CPD knowledge, skills and competency based programme in paediatrics, neonatology and maternal medicine. Further experience as part of your career development will also be available after training to be able to provide second on cover for our Senior Dietetic team.


Further responsibilities will include involvement in the pre-registration training of dietitians as we provide A, B, C clinical placements and you will play an active part in this. We also have a training commitment to other healthcare professional’s e.g. medical and nursing students, carers and patient groups which will provide the opportunity to develop excellent teaching and presentation skills.

We are a progressive service which actively contributes to Trusts and the national clinical governance agenda and has established clinical audit, R & D and policy/strategy programmes.

The service is committed to CPD and personal development and has well defined clinical supervision systems in place.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathy Steele, Clinical Dietetic Manager/Head of Service. Tel: 0116 258 5400/5095.


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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