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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2019.

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Head of Dietetics and Nutrition

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-56119

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Dieticians (911306)
£49,242 to £59,964 pa

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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 (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.

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8b – Head of Nutrition and Dietetics



An exciting opportunity has arisen within Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to lead our trust wide Nutrition and Dietetic Service. We are looking for a highly experienced paediatric dietitian.The successful candidate will lead the integrated Nutrition and Dietetic Service for the trust and will be an integral member of the senior management teams within the medical and community divisions.

We are looking for a highly experienced, inspiring paediatric dietitian to lead and further develop our trust wide Nutrition and Dietetic Service which includes dietitians and dietetic assistants across both the hospital and community settings. You will be a talented leader with excellent motivational and communication skills and will be responsible for providing professional leadership and management support to our valued and respected Nutrition and Dietetic Service. You will provide expert clinical advice for a defined clinical caseload and contribute to the delivery of policy and strategy relevant to nutrition across the trust.

You will be a senior dietitian and educated to Master’s degree level or equivalent, and have the ability to inspire, motivate and influence staff at all levels of the organisation in order to facilitate service improvement and high quality care across both hospital and community settings for our children and young people.

To succeed in this role you will need to be able to build confidence across the organisation and work autonomously when representing the Trust at a local, regional and national level. You will need to influence decisions and work in partnership with other Trusts, education providers and other key strategic partners.

To gain further information about this post or to arrange an informal visit please contact

Ruth Watling, Head of Dietetics on 0151 252 5847, or

Hannah Rogers, Service Manager on 0151 252 5255, or

Will Weston, Assistant Chief Operational Officer, Division of Medicine on 0151 293 3585,


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.

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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. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

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