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Specialist Forensic Dietitian

Band 6

Main area
Specialised Services
Band 6
Part time: 18.75 hours per week
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Oxford Clinic
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum pro rata
16/08/2020 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Have you arrived at a point in your dietetic career when you are considering what next? Are you also looking for a role that provides variety, new challenges and a range of innovative opportunities? Do you want to positively influence better outcomes for patients experiencing health inequalities?  If this has ignited a spark within you then keep reading and apply to join the team that wants your expertise and recognises the invaluable contribution you can make.

An exciting opportunity has arrived for an enthusiastic HCPC registered Dietitian with excellent communication skills and self-motivation to join The Thames Valley Forensic Service. We provide care to men and women within medium and low secure and locked units across Oxon, Bucks and Milton Keynes.

Good nutrition is pivotal for mental and physical wellbeing. You will be a key player in developing a healthier patient population and delivering our ambitions for health improvement.

This post would be suitable for a band 5 dietitian, keen to progress to band 6 or an already established band 6 dietitian that wishes to consolidate and develop. This role will build on your existing dietetic skills - clinical knowledge, communication skills, motivational interviewing, case load management and collaborative working.   

Your dietetic caseload would be varied and is likely to include a mix of group and individual sessions with some focus on the management of nutrition support, Diabetes, weight management, specialist diets and eating disorders and/or disordered eating behaviours.

We actively encourage clinical supervision and CPD for professional development, which connects to our strong healthcare improvement ethos.

We appreciate that this might feel like uncharted territory as not many will have had the chance to work in Forensic services before. Professional support will be provided by senior dietitians within the mental health service and also from your line-manager within the Forensic service. Should you want to know more, we welcome the opportunity to talk about the potential of this amazing role and can arrange an informal visit so that you can see first-hand, all that our service has to offer.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Croft, Allied Health Professionals Lead on 01865 902762 or Alicia Harley, Physical Health Lead via