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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/05/2022.

Band 7 Senior Dietitian – Dietetics Team Leader – Community Hospitals

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119241-RO

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Nutrition and Dietetics
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£40,057 - £45,839

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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 7 Senior Dietitian – Dietetics Team Leader – Community Hospitals

Does making a difference to the lives of patients motivate and inspire you?

We are extremely excited to have received brand new funding for a Band 7 Team Leader role within our community hospitals inpatient team. You will be a member of Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service Primary Care team and have an integral role in the multidisciplinary team within the LPT Directorate of Community Health Services.

This post offers the opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated Band 7 Dietitian to deliver and develop the community hospital dietetic service to our patients and colleagues across LPT. You will need excellent communication, organisational, management and leadership skills, be able to work within tight deadlines and with a range of health care professionals and teams to promote the value of the dietetic service and deliver high quality dietetic input to inpatients across Community Health Services.

As well as leading and developing the dietetic team you will work with the MDT to develop their knowledge on nutrition and hydration issues and lead on service developments that are linked to eating and drinking and support the Trust wide Nutrition Steering Group.

You will be based within Leicester Nutrition and Dietetic Service which has a team of approximately 80 staff working in primary care, mental health, public health and home enteral nutrition and is made up of dietitians, community nutritionists, dietetic support workers and support team staff covering the population of LLR.

Due to the nature of the work a car driver is essential. Applicants must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a car during working hours.

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, to which the post-holder will contribute.

Base: OSL House or to be agreed with individual appointed

Interested? Contact for more information

Sophy Parkin


Tel 0116 2227170 / 07787 685590


Suzanne Kingston


Tel 0116 2227170 / 07917 001066


Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. 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.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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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