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Senior Specialist Dietitian (Paediatric Gastroenterology & Paediatric

Job Reference: 358-1699099-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Nutrition & Dietetics
Leicester, Leicester
£37,570 to £43,772 per an

Senior Specialist Dietitian (Paediatric Gastroenterology 0.4wte & Paediatric Nephrology 0.2wte)

Band 7 or Band 6 latter with an increased level of supervision

Contract: Fixed Term/Secondment to cover up to 12 Months Maternity Leave

Hours: 22.5 hours/per week part time (0.6wte) worked Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Salary: £37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Base: Leicester Royal Infirmary Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Are you looking for a clinical leadership development opportunity and a new challenge? Are you an enthusiastic, motivated Dietitian with a proven record in paediatric dietetics? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Paediatric Senior Specialist Dietitian working in the Nutrition and Dietetic Service provided to the Women’s and Children’s Clinical Management Group, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and active team player with excellent communication skills to undertake this specialist paediatric role. You will work as a core and valued member of two multi-disciplinary teams providing a clinical service to Paediatric Gastroenterology and Paediatric Nephrology.

You will take the lead on providing specialist dietetic service as part of the core multidisciplinary team to:

    • MDT Outpatient Clinics in Children’s Outpatient Department in Leicester Royal Infirmary for both specialities.
    • Paediatric Gastroenterology daycase referrals e.g. newly diagnosed coeliac or IBD children
    • Paediatric inpatients
    • Ad hoc face to face and virtual telephone clinic appointments with Dietitian in between MDT Consultant clinic appointments
    • MDT meetings held by both specialities
    • Provide expert advice and input as part of the Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nephrology MDTs for inpatients on other wards/units

You will be part of a high profile and valued paediatric and neonatal Nutrition and Dietetic team of 13 Dietitians supported by a Paediatric Dietetic Assistant.

There is a need for excellent communication and organisational skills and a proactive working style, equipping you to work effectively with patients, carers, and a wide range of health and non-health professionals in both hospital and the community. You will also require good all round IT skills in order to enable you to collect and analyse quality and outcome data.


You will be an autonomous and independent specialist practitioner working alongside Lead Consultants and Nurses, offering expert professional advice as a resource across the local network and nationally. You will have a great opportunity to develop clinical leadership skills and gain further broad experience.

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service has a training commitment to other health professionals, carers and patient groups which will provide the opportunity to develop excellent presentation skills. The Service is a progressive Service which actively contributes to the Trusts and the national patient safety agenda and has established service improvement, redesign, clinical audit, R & D and policy/strategy programmes.

There are also well defined CPD and clinical supervision models in place.

You will be involved in pre-registration training of Dietitians as we provide A, B, C block placements and you will play an active part in this.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information and key documents about this new service and post, please contact Cathy Steele, Dietetic Manager on 0116 258 5095/5400 or email on


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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