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Dietitian - Band 5 Nutrition & Dietetics

Band 5

Main area
Nutrition & Dietetics
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Gloucester / Cheltenham
£25,655 - £31,534 pa
Salary period
11/09/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

Up to WTE (1.0 Flexible Hours Considered) Band 5 Dietitian

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust. An ideal opportunity for a recent Dietitian graduate who is either currently registered or imminently awaiting HCPC registration, applicants who are due to graduate this summer are also welcome to apply or an experienced clinician wanting to get a wide variety of experience working in acute setting working in an inpatient and outpatient clinical areas. The role could be offered on as a rotational role which may include acute medical or surgical work with opportunities to work in critical care, Nutritional Support Team (NST) including parental nutrition, oncology, diabetes, renal, paediatrics’ or home enteral feed.

The role could be based at Gloucester Royal Hospital or Cheltenham Hospital and will be supported by Band 6 and 7 Dietitians  

Main duties of the job

The postholder would have their own caseload of patients working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team/s involved in the patients care. There would also be the opportunity to run outpatient clinics, teaching sessions and/or group work.
We are keen to support your development we offer regular supervision and a robust appraisal system; in addition, we encourage and support CPD opportunities such as shadowing other specialities within the Department and attending relevant study sessions.
In addition to the clinical aspect of your role, there are various opportunities that you can participate in to develop your skills further. These include staff and student training, policy development, audit, research activities and pathway development.

Working for our organisation

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation trust (GHNHSFT) is one of the largest in the country GHNHSFT is a major provider of secondary care services in the area and has a regional cancer centre. It has a vision of best care for everyone supported by a Quality Improvement Academy and aims to become a centre of excellence with university hospital status. The hospital is building for the future and also £101million investment commitment on the latest pioneering technology, clinical practice, digital transformation and green initiatives.

If you are looking for a great start, or development of your dietetic career then look no further. We are a large and friendly department based on two sites.   

As a valued team member
•    Clinical supervision and support from a team of experienced and specialist dietitians
•    Dedicated time for professional and service development
•    Regular performance appraisals and personalized development plan
•    Access to a range of CPD opportunities, Research & Innovation 
•    Support for further academic study related to specialty and/or service delivery

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work as part of the team of Dietitians within the Nutrition and Dietetic Service to provide clinical dietetic services for the assessment, treatment and management of inpatients and outpatients across Gloucester Royal Hospital or Cheltenham General Hospital. To contribute to the provision of education and training on dietetic issues for other health professionals. To contribute to the training of student Dietitians. To ensure work is in line with departmental, Trust and national dietetic standards.

Gloucestershire is a great area of the country to live in with many areas of outstanding natural beauty and excellent transport links to the rest of the country.

Reasonably priced hospital accommodation may be available.

See the full job description attached for further details.

We welcome informal enquiries and visits/teams call. Please call below

June Beharry Joint Service Lead Nutrition and Dietetics 03004228686

Fiona Brown Joint Service Lead Nutrition and Dietetics 03004224495

Robert Cronin Joint Acute Team Lead and Lead Critical Care Dietitian 03004225506

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Dietetics
  • Registered with HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • Completed or working towards completion of relevant post-graduate study and experience of working at a senior level in this specialist area.
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Attendance on relevant accredited courses
  • Car owner/driver


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of successful clinical experience in NHS being autonomous practitioner and able to act on own initiative
  • Able to demonstrate a expertise within a wide range of clinical dietetics in acute hospital
  • Experienced within the NHS on all aspects of adult nutrition support, sip feeds and enteral feeds
  • Confident in enteral feeding in adults – nasogastric and PEGs
  • Experience of effectively maintain working relationship within a team
  • Experience of nutrition screening tools and nutrition risk scoring e.g. MUST
  • Implement evidence- based practice.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in implementing clinical governance

Skills, Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening, caring and empathy skills and can relate well to staff and patients.
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills including active listening skills.
  • Ability to assess individuals with complex medical problems and to plan their dietetic care
  • Ability to make decision regarding change of practice based on clinical evidence and to disseminate same to other health professionals.
  • Able to implement research evidence based practice and apply to practice for continuous service improvement
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • To demonstrate Trust required behaviours in working towards Individual, Department, Divisional and Trust Objectives/Goals.
  • Ability to deliver education sessions to patients, colleague and healthcare staff
  • The ability to react in a flexible way to support changing demands in service delivery, and providing cover as required at band 5 level to dietetic speciality areas
  • Prioritisation, planning and organisational and time management skills with ability to meet deadlines
  • Evidence of Continued CPD, including evidence of reflective practice, service evaluation and utilisation of best practice.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills: email, data input, internet, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to work outside normal working hours, including occasional evenings if the service requires
  • Able to travel to other hospital sites and community locations
Desirable criteria
  • The ability to manage change and conflict to ensure resolutions with positive outcomes.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

June Beharry
Job title
Joint Service Lead Nutrition and Dietetics
Telephone number
Additional information

2nd Contact:

Contact name: Fiona Brown

Contact job title: Joint Service Lead Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact telephone number: 03004224495

3rd Contact:

Contact name: Robert Cronin 

Contact job title: Joint Acute Team Lead and Lead Critical Care Dietitian 

Contact telephone number: 03004225506