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Children's Community Dietitian

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-690-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Dietetics - Child
Headingley Business Park
£25,655 to £31,534 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Children’s Community Dietitian Band 5 - 0.5 wte permanent

  • Are you compassionate, have a passion for dietetics and keen to work with children and families?
  • Are you a team player who works with others to deliver high quality services and embraces innovation?
  • Do you have clinical experience as a band 5 dietitian and would like to further your career in the exciting area of Children’s Dietetics?
  • Then this band 5 post may of interest to you!



What will you do?

You will receive training to be able to work with children from 0 – 19 years and their families/carers. Children are referred from primary care and child health colleagues within acute and community organisations in Leeds. You will progress to managing a caseload of children with a variety feeding difficulties and nutritional issues. This includes food intolerances such as Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance (CMPI), as well as faltering growth and fussy eating. Patients are seen in dietetic lead community clinics as well as joint clinics with paediatricians and in schools/at home either via telephone, virtually or face to face (wearing appropriate PPE). There will also be the opportunity to shadow and learn from colleagues who manage a complex caseload of children who are enterally feed.




The dietetic team consisting of the Children’s team, Adult Home Enteral Feeding and General Adult Dietetic Team usually sit alongside each other at Parkside Health Centre, meaning there are opportunities to network with colleagues of other interests and levels of experience. During the covid-19 pandemic the team have predominately been working virtually from home however these avenues of learning are still available to all team members. All teams at Parkside are supported by a dedicated team of dietetic assistants and administrators to aid our efficiency and effectiveness.


The trust has excellent IT facilities to ensure fast, efficient and reliable access to System 1 patient records off site and at home. All staff are provided with a laptop and smart phone.


You will be supported by a clinical leadership team through the appraisal process to help develop your skills further. We are committed to training student dietitians (A, B and C) to help the next generation of dietitians provide patient centred care. You must have excellent team working and communication skills and Degree level qualification and registration as a dietitian with HCPC are essential. LCH Nutrition & Dietetics Department is proud of its innovative and award winning ways of working and its support of clinical auditing and research. Working together with hospital dietetic colleagues, commissioners and paediatricians we have developed a city-wide formulary for cow’s milk protein intolerance. We are keen to consider any innovations / ways of working to improve patient care, and are looking at how we can utilise the learning during the covid-19 pandemic to this effect.



About you

You will be compassionate, have a passion for Dietetics and working with children and families, be a team player who works with others to deliver high quality services and embraces innovation.


You will have experience of working as a band 5 clinical dietitian.


You must be HCPC registered. Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.


This Job is a 0.5 wte post. If you have any queries please call our department to find out more about the post and to ask any questions on 0113 8430842. Please ask to speak to Sue Warren, Daniella Rose or Grainne Boyle.


There is a statutory requirement for staff in this role to provide nursing or personal care within Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated care homes.


Therefore, in line with new government regulations which come into force on 11 November 2021, anyone employed in this role will need to evidence they have had two doses of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved COVID-19 vaccine, or that they come within a specified exemption. Evidence of vaccination status should be provided via the NHS app, the NHS COVID pass via the NHS website, or an NHS letter as part of pre employment checks.

Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job (it is unlikely that public transport will meet this requirement). Reasonable adjustments can be considered in accordance to the Equality Act.


Closing date: Tuesday 7th Dec


Shortlisting date: Wednesday 8th Dec


Interviews: Wednesday 15th Dec

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

UK Registration

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

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