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Nutrition Educator for Diabetes

Job Reference: 841-18-800-AJ

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Countywide - Diabetes Team
Southgate Moorings
£20,150-£23,363 pro rata

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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust provides a range of services to Gloucestershire’s population of approximately 600,000 people. Our vision is to be the service people rely on, to understand them, and to organize their care around their lives. We value colleagues and support them to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to deliver our vision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, open, responsible and effective. We expect all staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide.

Nutrition Educator for Diabetes

Band: 4

Salary: £20,150-£23,363 pro rata

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Term: Permanent

Location: Southgate Moorings, 2 Kimbrose Way, Gloucester/Countywide

The Gloucestershire Community Diabetes Service is looking to recruit a Nutrition Educator for Diabetes. You will have completed a degree level qualification in Nutrition and Health or other Nutrition based degree/Post graduate diploma and ideally be either a Registered Nutritionist or Associate Registered Nutritionist.

You will be interested and enthusiastic about improving the access to structured education for people who have Type 2 Diabetes. This is more than an educational role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the development of the existing education programmes and to make a real difference to the lives of patients with a long term condition. By empowering the person to self-manage their condition, you will be reducing the risk of them developing a long term complication.

Following in house training, the post holder may also provide basic diabetes training for people working within learning disability homes and supported living environments and also housebound patients.

Based at Edward Jenner Court in Gloucester you will be working within a team of diabetes specialist nurses, specialist dietitians and other diabetes educators.

The post will involve driving throughout the county, delivering structured education in various community settings, such as community hospitals and community centres.

We are seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic educator to complement our dynamic forward thinking team. Experience of working with groups or knowledge of diabetes would be an advantage, although full training will be given.

A comprehensive induction and training programme will be provided and you will be operationally supported by the community diabetes team. The successful applicant will be required to work flexibly and have the ability to drive to various locations throughout the county.

For an informal discussion or to arrange an informal visit please contact Sarah Hughes or Sophie Rodebjer-Cairns (Diabetes Specialist Dietitians) on 0300 421 1212 or email

Shortlisting Date: Monday 22nd April 2019

Interview date: TBC

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with an Adult Barring List check. Successful candidates are expected to undertake a DBS check at their own cost and sign up to the DBS update service.




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If you are invited to interview you may be requested to bring a copy of the outcome of the 'Values for healthcare' challenge with you.

The Trust aims to promote a culture of inclusion, where colleagues understand and celebrate the diversity and different perspectives of our service users and colleagues.

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. The trust expects colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and adults at risk, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance relevant to the post.

For customer-facing roles all applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can communicate in English with confidence.

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Candidates are advised to monitor their NHS jobs as initial feedback will be through their account. Interview dates will usually be advised to shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks of the closing date. This is not always the case and so if candidates have not had any feedback from their application, they can call the Recruitment Team on 0300 421 8602.

Subsequent conditional offers of employment will be via NHS jobs followed by communication via email and hard copy letters.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service and pay grade.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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