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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/08/2022.


Job Reference: 301-IT-22-146915

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
The Kinver Centre
£32,306 to £39,027

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava


Specialist Eating Disorder Service

Based at The Kinver Centre, Stafford and covering inpatients and outpatients

Band 6


Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to further develop your skills and competencies as a Dietitian?

Do you want to be part of a dynamic forward thinking team?

Welcome Bonus available – £5,000**

** Welcome Bonus – up to half paid on commencement of role and remainder paid following 12 months of employment.

Subject to experience and knowledge salary on appointment will be considered.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Dietitian to join our Specialist Adult Eating Disorder Service and be based at The Kinver Centre. You will be part of an established small team of Dietitians in reaching to the ward and out reaching into the community services. You will be collaborating with a dynamic MDT, providing innovative treatment to bring about long lasting change and recovery for patients with eating disorders. Specialist interventions include supporting with patient nutrition and managing the complexities of the impact of malnutrition on physical health. Training on this will be provided.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and innovative individual with a genuine interest in working in the specialist field of eating disorders. This individual may have experience working within eating disorder services or be keen to develop their skills in both physical health and specialist psychiatric care. Further training will be provided should the applicant not have any specific Eating Disorder experience.

About the role

This is an exciting, and supported role. It is full of professional and personal reward. It will provide lots of variety and opportunities to use and develop your specialist dietetic skills.

About you. Do you:

  • Relish a role where no two days are ever the same?

  • Thrive being part of a diverse and dynamic multi-disciplinary team?

  • Aspire to achieving the best possible outcomes for patients?

  • Are flexible and your approach is person-centred?

  • Desire to develop and learn new skills and to use these to improve care to patients?

  • Feel confident working in an environment that can, at times, be challenging.

  • Embrace the development of further skills and experiences in the field of Eating Disorders

If so, then this role is for you!

What we offer:

We offer a rewarding job which will support on-going professional development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Supporting the wellbeing and work life balance of our team is extremely important to us as is ensuring your continued professional development. Upon appointment, we will provide you with a bespoke induction and training package so your integration to the team is seamless and smooth. We will provide eating disorder specific training and regular clinical supervision. We also offer a preceptorship programme for Allied Health professionals new to Band 6 roles and, subject to experience, will consider salary on appointment.

In addition, we are a high achieving Trust and invested in our staff. Our Allied Health Strategy regularly identifies development opportunities for the workforce. Supporting this, the Eating Disorder service offers a clear career path to support our workforce to develop into senior roles both in Leadership and Management and Advanced Clinical Practice.

Our services comprise both Outpatient treatment from Staffordshire and Shropshire and the Inpatient service in Stafford. We are also the lead provider for the West Midlands Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative, with the Clinical Lead for this working within our team and across both our Outpatient and Inpatient services.

As a Band 6 Dietitian, you will find that much of your time is spent in face to face contact with our patients as this job puts patient care central to all that we do.

If you want to develop your therapeutic skills in a meaningful way that can further your career in the caring role, then please give us a call to discuss this position further.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspective and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

We understand that as a specialist service it may be difficult to fully gain an understanding of the role and supporting patients with an eating disorder. We would therefore like to invite you to visit the ward or undertake a shadow shift prior to application.

For further information please contact:

Kevin Hicklin – Senior Dietitian 07805860163 and/ or Eating Disorder Service Manager – Ruth Vukmirovic, 07971338266

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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.

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