Specialist Community Dietitian-Diabetes (Band 6)

Main area
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Mallard Court
£35,392 - £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
25/09/2023 23:59

Job overview

Are you an enthusiastic and flexible dietitian? 

We are looking for a dietitian specialising in diabetes to join our progressive community team.

You'll be managing your own caseload of community patients, working mostly in clinic outpatient, but you'll also have some home visits and remote working thrown in also!

This is an exceptional opportunity to gain broad clinical experience both within the specialist diabetes service and the wider community dietetic team, providing an excellent foundation to develop your future professional career.

A driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a dietetic service to patients referred to the Diabetes Intermediate Care Team.  Service delivery will be via outpatient clinics, Structured Group Education as well as domicilliary visits as required. Providing training other health care providers may also be required according to demand and identified need.

You will also have a caseload of patients with a range of long-term conditions referred to the Service by GP's, Consultants, Community Nurses, AHP's and community hospitals as part of the general community clinic service. Domiciliary  visits may also be required.

Working for our organisation

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter whilst still only being two hours away from London. We offer a competitive relocation package to support you with the move. 

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See attached detailed job description for a full breakdown of main responsibilities and role requirements.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or for an informal chat.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc Nutrition and Dietetics or BSc Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
  • HCPC registered
Desirable criteria
  • Post Registration training, Diploma of Advanced Dietetic Practice Accredited or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Experience of dietetic service delivery in a variety of different settings, including community work
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of Group Education
  • Evidence of behaviour change or motivational interviewing skills

Equity, diversity, and inclusion is a priority for us. As a trust we welcome and encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or personal circumstances. We do our best to ensure our recruitment process is accessible and inclusive. If you have a disability and require an adjustment at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know.

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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

Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Puzey
Job title
Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Email address
Telephone number
01278 447407
Additional information



Please call the Dietetics office on 01278 447407

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