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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/07/2021.

Community Dietetics Team Lead

Job Reference: 411-COMCAM-2021-90300

Employer:
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
411 Liverpool Community Dietetics (916531)
Location:
Liverpool
Salary:
£45,753 to £51,668 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

DBS checks will be completed every three years during your employment with the Trust and the cost of these checks will be deducted from your pay and you will be given the opportunity to pay this over three instalments.

Alternatively if you are registered with the DBS Update Service at the same level required for your employment with the Trust there will no requirement to complete a DBS and no further cost applied by the Trust as payment will be made by yourself directly to the DBS Update Service.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Nutrition & Dietetics service at Alder Hey for a compassionate and innovative leader with a passion for quality improvement and providing outstanding care to children and young people.

Working in partnership with the Head of Dietetics this is an opportunity to utilise and enhance your leadership capabilities to drive service improvements and ensure the delivery and sustainability of this outstanding community dietetic service for children and young people.

We currently have a new Team Leader post available supporting the Dietetic Service across the community.

A key function of this role is to provide clinical leadership and successful candidates will be actively involved in clinical governance, professional development, audit and research activities within the service. There will be a clinical caseload requirement for the role.

With an evidenced track record of achievement and personal impact within Dietetic Services, you’ll have a reputation for the delivery of excellent patient quality and safety, service transformation and delivery of service standards.

Alder Hey is an equal opportunities employer, and our workforce is currently under-represented from people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled communities. We would welcome applications from people from these communities as our ambition is that our workforce is fully reflective of the communities that we serve. Alder Hey is signed up to the disability confident scheme and we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Applicants should be a UK HCPC registered dietitian and be able to demonstrate significant post registration experience in clinical paediatric dietetics at a minimum of Band 7 level. Experience in a team leader role is desirable.

 

Alder Hey is one of the UK Children’s Trusts who host modules in the MSc. Paediatric Dietetics programme and the successful applicants would have a role in teaching on the modules. We also have dietetic students and there will be opportunities to be involved in their supervision.

To discuss this opportunity further or arrange a visit please contact Alice Sutton, Head of Dietetics on 0151 252 5231 or email alice.sutton@alderhey.nhs.uk




Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BAME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BAME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.


UK Registration

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



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