Community Specialist Dietitian

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a friendly, enthusiastic, confident Dietitian to become part of the Community Dietetic Team for 12 months delivering community healthcare around Central Lancashire Mental Health Units. The permanent post will be based at The Harbour in Blackpool and there may be times when the successful candidate will be required to work flexibility and travel around the area as required. We offer a mentoring and clinical supervision programme with an experienced clinician for those new to community work.

The successful candidate will gain a wide range of dietetic experience particularly in the area of Mental Health and there may be an opportunity to be involved in working within all of the specialised areas that we cover including home enteral feeding, nutritional support, diabetes and gastroenterology. You will be supported and guided by specialised dietitians. We have a strong commitment to ongoing professional and personal development.

Main duties of the job

We recognise these roles will support place based care and be aligned to localities.

Your role will involve the assessment and implementation of care plans for patients in Mental Health inpatient units including The Harbour, The Guild and various other Mental Health Units and Community Hospitals if clinically indicate. You may also be required to see patients in the community in their own homes, care homes and community locations including community hospitals. You will assist in the training of health care professionals and carers and maintenance of IT systems that support patient care.

The department has excellent IT facilities with good clerical support across the Preston, Chorley and South Ribble locality.

The department is involved in the training of Dietetic students with the University of Chester.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification



  • Degree Level or equivalent experience and/or relevant core professional
  • Teaching qualification or teaching/supervision experience
  • Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct

Skills & Abilities


  • Highly developed clinical professional skills relevant to area of work
  • Proven ability to affect service change
  • Ability to ensure compliance with CQC requirements



  • Evidence of extensive professional clinical
  • Knowledge, skill and experience
  • Experience of partnership working with other agencies and professional boundaries

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

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


The Harbour



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Kate Fayad


Date posted

06 October 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year papr


Fixed term


12 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

The Harbour



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