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COVID-19 Vacancy Community Nutrition and Dietetics Strategic Lead

Band 8b

Main area
Dietetics
Grade
Band 8b
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
001-AHP162-0722
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Riverside Health Centre
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£54,764 - £63,862 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
14/08/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

A rare opportunity has arisen for an innovative and strategically minded individual to lead the Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

In collaboration with the Head of Nutrition and Dietetics the post holder will be responsible for strategic direction, clinical leadership and operational performance of the Community Nutrition and Dietetic service across Cardiff and Vale. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality, safe care and will support the development of clinical pathways through expert knowledge, clinical leadership and education.

The successful person will have excellent communication and influencing skills, extensive experience of working across a broad range of services and have worked successfully with other professionals and partner agencies. You will be able to work on your own as well as within a multi-disciplinary team.

In return, we are highly committed to CPD, staff development and you will have opportunities to be involved in service improvement and research.

Main duties of the job

The Community Nutrition and Dietetic Strategic Lead is the professional and managerial head of Community Dietetic services across Public Health, Adult and Paediatric Clinical services, Rehabilitation services and Chronic condition management including overseeing the UHB weight management services.

You will act as the UHB lead for the performance management of the Enteral Feeding Contract. This innovative and forward-looking department includes Dietitians, Nutrition Nurses, assistant practitioners, support workers and administrative staff.

The postholder has allocated responsibility for the financial, facilities and human resources for Cardiff ad Vale Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service and is accountable to the UHB Head of Nutrition and Dietetic Services for the performance management and provision of an operationally effective service that complies with all the requirements of corporate and clinical governance.

The post holder will be accountable to the Head of Nutrition and Dietetics for the performance of the service and will provide expert advice on professional practice both within the UHB and to external agencies to ensure that nutrition and dietetics is appropriately represented in the strategic planning of community services.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • HCPC, evidence of post grad management / leadership qualifications
Desirable criteria
  • full masters or masters modules

Experience

Essential criteria
  • experience of management / leadersip
  • evidence of service improvement / innovation
Desirable criteria
  • evidence of involvment in strategic planning / developments

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Helen Nicholls
Job title
Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service Lead
Email address
helen.nicholls2@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02920 907679