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Band 6 Senior Dietitian

Job Reference: 313-A-19-72741-GC

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Nutrition and Dietetics
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service (Community) have a 0.6 wte vacancy for a permanent Senior Primary Care Dietitian to join our friendly, innovative primary care team in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.


Leicester Nutrition and Dietetic Service (Community) has a team of approximately 70 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 Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. This post holder will be a member of the primary care nutrition and dietetic team that works across the health care community and delivers a service to inpatients in community hospitals, out-patient and telephone clinics, domiciliary and care home work and an education role.


This post offers the opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated band 6 dietitian to deliver the dietetic service to a range of clinical areas in Leicester. The post will focus on delivering a service to the Leicestershire hospice (LOROS), to the Leicester AIDS Support Service (LASS) and some community hospital work. You will need excellent communication skills and will be able to work with other health care professionals and teams to promote the value of the dietetic service and create opportunities for new ways of working.


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.


We are looking for a registered dietitian with relevant band 5/6 experience with good leadership, communication and team working skills, who can also work independently.


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.


Interested? Contact Alison Scott for more information or 0116 2227144 / 07585 991883



We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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