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Lecturer in Dietetic Practice

Requisition ID:  22933

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  13-Sep-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Salary: £37,474 to £51,805 per annum


Closing Date: 13 October 2022


The Role 


This 2 year fixed term Health Education England funded role sits within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences (BNS), part of our Faculty of Medical Sciences who deliver world leading innovation and excellence in teaching and research. 


We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Dietetic Practice (1.0 FTE) to support the expansion of our Dietetics placement provision.  This post is in partnership with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals (NuTH) Trust, and will provide an alternative environment for their placement students to develop the skills for competent dietetic practice.  


This innovative post will support the development  and delivery of student-led nutrition and dietetic on campus clinics, workshops and events to the staff and student community at Newcastle University.  In addition, you will scope and develop public health and residential/care home setting placement opportunities, and provide long-arm supervision to students allocated to these settings.  


We are seeking a dietitian who shares our vision to broaden the dietetic placement experience.  You should have broad clinical knowledge, be skilled in working to improve the nutritional health and wellbeing of groups and communities, and have significant experience as a practice educator. The ability to secure an honorary clinical contract with NuTH will be an expectation for the post. 


This post may be available as a secondment, or as a term-time contract.


Further information about the School is available at here and you can view details of our facilities here.


Informal enquiries may be made to Ms Susan Lennie, e-mail


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Key Accountabilities
•    Design and deliver high quality nutrition and dietetic treatment or education in dietetics
•    Works independently, being responsible for autonomous assessment, clinical decision making, treatment selection and evaluation, within the Health Professions Council Code of Conduct, the British Dietetic Association Professional Standards of Practice and the Organisation/Trust policies and procedures
•    Maintain records of service user care and communications with referrer
•    Provides day-to-day supervision of dietetic placement students and takes responsibility when students are treating service users
•    Provide timely and effective feedback to placement students
•    Ensure that current research, scholarship and evaluation is informing practice
•    Provide timely mentoring, academic guidance and pastoral support to placement students to enhance their learning experience
•    Undertake administrative duties related to dietetic placements as appropriate to role
•    Engage in research activities, teaching innovation and/or other professional activities for the benefit of the University and the discipline


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Knowledge, ability and expertise to support dietetic practice placements 
•    Awareness of current issues and trends in Dietetics and Human Nutrition with wide-ranging knowledge and experience in clinical and/or community dietetics
•    Can communicate complex dietary advice in verbal and written form with service users from all ages, backgrounds and cultures, in 1:1 and group settings 
•    Can adapt communication styles for individual service users comprehension using a variety of education tools.
•    Experience of working independently and cohesively within a team and contributing enthusiastically to the team goals
•    Ability to work with placement providers to develop and support student work experience placements
•    Experience of providing pastoral support to students

•    Experience of coordinating and leading modules or courses in higher education


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and colleagues
•    Sensitivity to the views of others
•    Flexible, adaptable, creative, self-motivated
•    Able to work to deadlines
•    Able to prioritise own workload effectively
•    Able to deal with distressed service users
•    Can maintain motivation and initiative
•    Problem solving
•    Able to liaise with professionals at all levels



•    Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
•    Health and Care Professions Council registered Dietitian
•    Clinical Supervisory Skills Course and/or Recognised Postgraduate teaching qualification
•    Masters degree in relevant area of practice or equivalent level of specialist dietetic experience and training
•    Basic Food Hygiene certificate




The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 22933