Senior Specialist Dietitian - Diabetes

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

37.5 hours

'Part-time working hours would be considered'

This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Dietitian, or an experienced Band 5 ready to take the next career step and looking to develop their experience and skills within the speciality of diabetes, during a fixed term period to cover a secondment.

(We would also consider applications from Band 5s who have had some NHS experience but wish to consider this as a progressional development pathway from Band 5 to 6).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work within the established diabetes services at James Cook University Hospital and across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland community. There may be occasional clinics based at the Friarage Hospital site in Northallerton. The post will give the opportunity to be involved in developing the service alongside other dietetic colleagues and health professionals. Patients will include people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. You will be trained to deliver expert dietary advice in a range of clinics as part of an MDT including at times young adolescent clinics, antenatal clinics, insulin pump clinics and dietitian led clinics. Depending on your previous experience, part of this role may also be to support in the delivery of structured patient education via the DESMOND and DAFNE programmes.

About us

We are a friendly and enthusiastic team. Continual Professional Development is actively encouraged, as is participation in audit, research and evidence based practice. We have been Base Trainers for student dietitians for a number of years, currently taking A, B and C placement students, with the programmes shared across all of our localities.

The department has an ideal location within easy reach of the East Coast, North Yorkshire Moors and Scotland.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • To hold a degree in Dietetics or equivalent
  • To be registered as a Dietitian and fit to practice by the Health and Care Professions Council
  • To have achieved or willing to work towards relevant post graduate qualifications


  • To have undertaken Leadership Development Training
  • To have undertaken behaviour change / motivational interview training



  • Can demonstrate relevant/varied post graduate experience within the NHS across a variety of clinical areas including diabetes.


  • Experience of working within diabetes
  • Experience with insulin pumps
  • Experience within antenatal services

Knowledge and skills


  • Knowledge of relevant national guidelines and standards


  • Skills in the use of SystmOne or another electronic patient record

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Alison Ogier


Date posted

19 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year We would consider a Band 5 to Band 6 progressional post


Fixed term


13 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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