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Gastroenterology & Nutrition Support Specialist Dietitian

Job Reference: 845-LOC1763

Locala Community Partnerships CIC
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Locala Community Partnerships CIC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Community Partnerships CIC (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.


Locala provides comprehensive care and rehabilitation for adults in community settings. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 with a special interest in Gastroenterology conditions and nutrition support to join the dietetic outpatient service in Huddersfield. You will provide dietetic support for patients with complex gastroenterology and nutrition support needs requiring specialist input on an outpatient basis. This includes (but is not limited to) therapeutic diets to treat conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (e.g. low FODMAP), inflammatory bowel disease, lactose intolerance and bile acid malabsorption. Experience of assessment, treatment and dietetic counselling in this area is essential. Having an understanding of the use elemental diets and some experience of working with patients who have food allergies (e.g. wheat) will also be an advantage to this post. As well as providing care on a one-to-one basis, the successful candidate will also deliver group education sessions for patients with coeliac disease.

This role requires a motivated dietitian with an ability to work autonomously and manage their given caseload effectively. Excellent communication skills are essential and you should be keen to establish links and engage with clinicians and the wider MDT. In addition, good IT skills and flexibility are essential qualities.

Locala currently provides placements for A, B and C dietetic students (within the dietetic outpatient service, adult community rehab service and Care Home support dietetic teams). As the post holder will be actively involved in the provision of student training, experience in student training is an advantage.

We offer:-

  • A comprehensive induction

  • Supervision

  • Annual appraisal

  • Opportunities to attend internal training, external training identified through the

    appraisal process.


    For further information, please contact;

    Vanessa Henry, Clinical Lead Dietitian on: 030 3330 9870. Alternatively email

    Closing date Midnight: 19th July 2020.

    Interview date: To be arranged.

Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Our offer to you

In return for becoming part of our team we offer a full induction and training package to support your needs, we will develop and motivate you to enable you to have the right skills to do your job, we offer great working conditions along with supporting you to achieve a good work life balance. We offer a competitive contributory pension scheme with Royal London. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven’t been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.

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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