Lead Dietitian in CYPS and Adult Eating Disorder

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Lead Dietitian in CYPS and Adult Eating Disorder

  • Post Date:24th February 2021
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We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.


Imperial Avenue, Norton, Stockton on Tees/The Glades, West Lane Hospital, Middlesbrough

37.5 hours per week (full time or 2 x part time roles)

We have an exciting secondment opportunity or fixed term contract for an enthusiastic Registered Dietitian to join our already established Eating Disorders Services. We are looking for a motivated, experienced Specialist Dietitian wanting to expand and further develop their skills in a mental health setting. The post holder will have the unique opportunity to provide Dietetic Leadership within the Teesside Child and Young People’s Services and Adult Eating Disorders Trustwide.

We are looking for someone who is able to organise their time, have good communication skills, who is keen to learn and able to meet the demands of busy team environments and leadership role. They will provide a vital link between Child and Adolescent, and Adult Eating Disorders Services.

Candidates should be a Registered Dietitian with substantial clinical experience in dietetics, and a keen interest in development and knowledge of the national drivers for Eating Disorders. A desire to achieve change and implement redesign based on best practice is essential.

The clinical aspect of this role covers community work within Teesside Child and Young People’s Services Specialist Eating Disorders Team and the Adult Eating Disorders Team respectively. This includes full assessment of nutritional needs; providing input to formulation meetings and management of physical health. Involvement would also include supporting supervision and development of policies and procedures, highlighting the specialist dietetic knowledge that may be included.

In addition to the wide range of clinical duties the post holder will provide clinical leadership in the specialist field of Eating Disorders and provide clinical supervision. There will be the opportunity to participate in service development, audit, research activities, pathway development and ongoing training needs of the clinical teams.

We have regular speciality team meetings to develop skills and provide peer support. We can provide training and support to engage with the complex needs of the patient group. We work closely with other health professionals colleagues and often deliver joint care work.

We are part of a wider dietetic team which covers adult mental health, children and young people, services for older people, learning disabilities and forensic services. We are supported by our Professional Head of Dietetic Services and several high skilled Lead Dietitians. Our Dietetic Team is the largest and most established Specialist Mental Health/LD dietetic team in the UK and has strong links with the British Dietetic Association.

We have a robust clinical and management supervision structure and support and promote continued professional training and development.

TEWV provides specialist care across Teesside, Darlington, County Durham, North Yorkshire and the Vale of York. Some of the benefits for staff working in the Trust include:

  • Travel: Free parking, car sharing scheme (via Lift Share), Business Car Lease Scheme, Non Business Use Car Lease Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Staff Wellbeing: Access to Trust gyms, rapid access to an independent counselling service, rapid access to physiotherapy, Occupational Health Services, free flu vaccinations at/near your place of work, dedicated Employee Support Service, Mindfulness Training, access to the Employee Psychology Service and Staff Retreats.
  • Rewarding Employment Practices: Staff Compact, career development, Quality Improvement Systems (QIS), ability to purchase additional annual leave, career breaks, flexible working, Investors in People, childcare vouchers, nursery provision, pre-retirement provision, retirement gift, access to canteens and coffee shops, access to the Chaplaincy Service, staff surveys/experience, staff awards, long service recognition award and gift, Christmas savings club, staff lottery and access to Health Service Discounts.
  • Relocation: We are able to offer support with relocation costs up to £8,000 if you are moving into the area.

Please note; if a part time position is preferred then this can be offered as 2 separate roles;

  • 0.4WTE Band 7 Lead Dietitian in Adult Eating Disorders, Trustwide or
  • 0.7WTE Band 7 Lead Dietitian in Child and Young People’s Services, Teesside

Please make it clear within your application whether you wish to apply for the full time joint role or either of the part time roles above.

Applicants must ensure that prior to applying they have agreement from their current line manager that they can be released on a secondment basis.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kirsty Thompson, Lead Dietitian for Child and Young People

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