North West Kilmarnock Area Centre

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Dietetic Health Promotion Team and for you shape prevention and early intervention programmes to address maternal and infant nutrition across Ayrshire. This is a key time in the lifespan to positively influence the health of our population and as such there are opportunities to build on our existing programmes and develop new initiatives.

You will be responsible for design, delivery and evaluation of collaborative programmes to address maternal nutrition as well as implementing key policies to practice to improve nutrition in the early years.

You will also be responsible for designing, delivery and evaluation of training, educational programmes and resources to build nutrition knowledge and skills of our partners.

You will join a busy team of dietitians, assistant practitioners and a support worker. You will be expected to support and supervise assistant practitioners. The team is based at North West Kilmarnock Area Centre but travel across Ayrshire and Arran may be required as part of this post.

You should possess a degree/postgraduate diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. You should have experience of facilitating group work. Experience of health improvement work is desirable.

Evidence of CPD is essential as is evidence of competencies and skills required to deliver this post excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You should be able to work under your own initiative within the team structure.

The Department provides preregistration training to students and offers practice supervision.

Car driver is essential for the role

For formal enquiries please contact Elaine Jocelyn, Team Lead Dietetic Health Promotion. Tel: 07786 335288, email @ or Karen Lauder, Dietetic Service Manager, East. Tel: 07825 227806 or email @

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
EU Settlement Scheme – EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: settled-status-eu-citizens-families. Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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