Head of Service – Nutrition & Clinical Dietetics – NHS Scotland – Dunfermline

NHS Scotland

A fantastic and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Nutrition and Dietetics Professional Head of Service to join the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership to provide both senior operational management and strategic leadership for the nutrition and dietetic service.

The Nutrition & Clinical Dietetic Service is a Fife wide service with a workforce of around 100 staff

The department is divided into Clinical Teams including: Acute, Adult Weight Management & Child Healthy Weight, Diabetes, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities, Nutritional Support, Older People, Infant Nutrition, and, CYP & Paediatrics.

We offer a range of services using Dietetic Led Models of Care including Non Prescribing Ordering Models for Oral Nutritional Supplements and Enteral Feeds. The department currently has 2 Non Medical Prescribing Dietitians and, a Prescribing Support Dietitian.

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership is one of the larger Partnerships in Scotland, serving the stunning and diverse Kingdom of Fife on Scotland’s East coast. We provide health and social care to a population of more than 370,000 people and lead a workforce of around 6,000 staff. We support a Team Fife approach ensuring an integrated and collaborative approach to service design and delivery along with NHS Fife, Fife Council, the independent and voluntary sectors.

We are committed to the delivery of the outcomes of Integration for the people of Fife and striving for excellence in both quality and person-centred care through our strategic plan. By choosing to join the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, you are choosing to make a real difference.

We are looking to appoint a driven and inspiring individual who, as a team player will be committed to quality, innovation, transformation and partnership working.

You will ensure the highest standards of strategic operational leadership and management. You will display a highly developed collaborative and compassionate leadership style, being values based in your approach to lead safe and effective care for the people of Fife with the ability to influence and drive innovation and transformational change. In addition you will evidence a systems leader approach to be able to deliver as a key member of the partnerships Extended Leadership team working collectively to achieve the ambitions of the Partnerships strategic plans.

If you believe you have the skills, values, knowledge and experience to provide compassionate, collaborative and dynamic leadership to the Nutrition and Dietetics service, then we would welcome your application.

Applications for this post will be considered on a job share basis.

Any informal enquiries are welcome and can be arranged by contacting Lisa Cooper, Head of Primary and Preventative Care Services on [email protected].

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK) or Irish National, you are required to confirm your right to work in your application.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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