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Dietitian – Peripatetic

  • Salary: £26,245.20 pro rata
  • Hours: 22.5 hrs

Are you looking for a rewarding career? If you are a caring, energetic, enthusiastic individual, we have an exciting new opportunity for a Dietitian to join our well-established team at Iris Care Group.

Employing over 1,600 people, Iris Care Group is the largest independent health and social care provider across the Southwest of England and South Wales. We provide innovative, effective, and forward-thinking care for adults with specialist mental healthcare needs.

With over 90% of staff saying they enjoy their job; we are proud to have created environments where our staff feel rewarded and fulfilled. Work for us and you’ll go home knowing that you’ve made a difference.


What will you receive?

  • Annual salary of £26,245.20 pro rata
  • Industry-leading training
  • Employee Assistance Program – free 24/7 confidential helpline (domestic, financial, legal, health support, etc.)
  • High street retail discount scheme
  • ‘Recognise Me’, our new staff benefits, wellbeing and recognition platform
  • Free on-site parking and uniform
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • No zero-hour contracts
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Death in service


Iris Care Group also offers a ‘refer a friend’ scheme: where you could earn as much as £1000* for every new staff member you successfully introduce. 


Role Responsibilities


  • Complete full assessment of patient’s nutritional status, using appropriate anthropometric, biochemical, and medical records and identify their nutritional requirements.
  • Devise core and specialist nutritional treatment plans e.g., diabetes, weight reducing, disordered eating and other medical areas.
  • Implement specialist group and individual treatments to achieve treatment goals.
  • Use patient centred motivation techniques to effect nutritional behaviour change.
  • Evaluate and modify interventions using appropriate outcome measures.
  • Practice in accordance with legislation according to your clinical area.


  • Communicate with patients, using the most appropriate verbal, written or pictorial method, in a way that respects their view, autonomy and culture.
  • Translate key nutritional messages into simple ideas and language that can be easily understood by the client group.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the clinical team and share information with the team members formally and informally via online meetings, attendance at core meetings if required.
  • Share relevant information and knowledge within the professional group.
  • Liaise with other departments within the service and beyond.
  • Communicate with families in a sensitive and compassionate manner.

Catering Liaison

  • Ensure the menu meets the ethically, cultural and health needs of all our client groups.
  • Ensure that the food choices meet National Nutritional Standards within the area of work. (MH and LD)
  • Ensure that the therapeutic diets as prescribed are delivered to the service users.
  • Train staff to provide good mealtime care.


Role Requirements

  • Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics or equivalent dietetic qualification.
  • Registered to practice by HCPC.
  • Member of the British Dietetic Association
  • Experience in clinical dietetics.
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD training.
  • Ability to work as an independent therapist.
  • Knowledge of Chaotic eating patterns and other areas such as Prader Willi/Autism/ restrictive eating.


Further Information

  • Maternity cover for 12 months
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