Lecturer in Dietetic Practice

Plymouth University

United Kingdom

October 31, 2021


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Lecturer in Dietetic Practice

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£35,326 - £50,296 per annum - Grade 7/8

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Permanent, Full-Time

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The School of Health Professions is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and enthusiastic dietitian to join the team. You will support teaching and learning to students on the 3 year BSc (Hons) Dietetics, and the 4 year MDiet (Hons) Dietetics at the University of Plymouth. You will also have a prominent role in building and sustaining successful partnerships with colleagues across the South West to develop and support practice placement education including supporting our in- house nutrition clinic. Applicants holding a doctorate will also contribute to our research portfolio whilst those without should have a willingness to develop their research profile. You will be a graduate with at least 2 years post-qualifying experience.

This post will involve teaching on main campus and at the Peninsula Allied Health Centre Derriford Road, University of Plymouth. We offer a broad range of allied health profession programmes from Undergraduate to Masters and Doctorate level and provide plenty of opportunities for collaborative inter- professional working.

For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role please contact Dr Avril Collinson, Academic Lead Dietetics by e-mail avril.collinson@plymouth.ac.uk

or Dr Tracey Parkin, Programme Lead BSc (Hons) Dietetics by e-mail tracey.parkin@plymouth.ac.uk.

This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus an Adults' Barred List check.

Interviews are likely to take place on 15th November 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not. Candidates invited for interview will be asked to deliver a 10 minute presentation entitled ‘Future proofing dietetic placements'.

This is a full time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis. Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

A current full driving licence and willingness to travel is essential as you will be required to travel to remote areas not easily accessible by public transport.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia.

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