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Clinical Dietetic Team Leader

Job Reference: 358-1701496-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Support & Imaging Services
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 to £43,772

Job Title: Dietetic Clinical Specialist and Team Leader

Area of work: Nutrition and Dietetic Service

Employer: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Department: Clinical Support and Imaging

Location: Leicester Royal Infirmary site

Salary: £37,570 to £43,772

Job Type: Fixed Term or Secondment for up to 12 Months to cover Maternity Leave

Pay scheme: Agenda for Change, Band 7

Hours: Fulltime or sessional clinical or sessional team leader considered.


This post covers adult surgical and critical care and team leadership responsibilities. Are you an experienced Clinical Dietitian who is ready for an exciting challenge in your dietetic career?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, active team player with excellent communication skills and a proven record in adult nutritional support. As a key member of adult nutrition and dietetic service team, you will provide a high standard of service to the Critical Care Unit and surgical wards/units at Leicester Royal Infirmary

this equates to 0.6 wte (3 days/week). You will also provide clinical leadership as team leader and manage a team of 12 Dietitians based at Leicester Royal Infirmary, working across all 3 sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital) this equates to 0.4wte (2days/week)

The Trust’s nutrition and dietetic service has a strong commitment to professional and personal development. There are well defined CPD and clinical supervision models in place within the service to support you. The service is also involved in pre-registration placements for student Dietitians undertaking a, b and c placements and you will be playing an active part. The UHL nutrition and dietetic service also has a commitment to training other health professionals, carers and patient groups which will provide the opportunity to develop your presentation skills.

We are a progressive service which actively contributes to the trust clinical governance and risk management agenda and has an established clinical audit programme which you will be encouraged to contribute to.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathy Steele, Clinical Dietetic Manager on telephone 0116 258 5400/5095 or email

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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