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Band 7 Specialist Public Health Dietitian - Children and Families Lead

Job Reference: 313-A-20-78847-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Nutrition and Dietetics
£37,570 / £38,765 / £40,090 / £41,486 / £43,772

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated Dietitian to join our innovative team to lead on public health nutrition for children and families including children’s obesity prevention and treatment.

You will join an experienced team of dietitians, community nutritionists, dietetic assistants and support team staff covering the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

You will be involved in planning, delivering and evaluating our children’s public health nutrition initiatives including our FLiC (Family Lifestyle Club) weight management programme, specialist children’s weight management clinics, and our Good Nutrition in Early Years prevention programme which involves working with nurseries and other childcare providers.

Your outstanding skills in partnership working will enable you to work across organisations including CCGs, Local Authorities, Schools and Nurseries. Excellent team working skills are necessary as you will play an active part of our LNDS Public Health Nutrition team and provide clinical leadership in the area of prevention and management of children’s obesity.

You will be involved in student training, and have operational management responsibilities for Dietetic Assistants, Dietitians and Community Nutritionists.

The post holder will need to have experience of working in Public Health and children’s weight management alongside excellent group facilitation skills, experience of working with multidisciplinary teams and delivering and evaluating intervention programmes.

You must be available for some evening work and could be required to drive to different venues across the whole of Leicestershire and Rutland.

Ability to drive and access to your own transport is essential.

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

For further information or an informal chat and please contact:-

Telephone Aideen McKenna or Rachel Barton on 0116 222 7145. or

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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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.

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