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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£35,326 - £50,296 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Summary

The School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint a dynamic, highly motivated and enthusiastic Dietitian as a full-time Lecturer for the Masters of Dietetics (MDiet) Course. The school benefits from purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities, including a human performance laboratory, a clinical skills area and a patient volunteer centre.

You will join a friendly and supportive team of Dietitians, Exercise Scientists, Public Health Specialists, and other Allied Health Professions, to support the development of the nutrition and dietetic curriculum. You should be a HCPC Registered Dietitian with a postgraduate qualification at Masters level or above preferable, but not essential. Significant expertise in clinical dietetics alongside experience of providing practice-based education is advantageous.

You will support the School in the delivery and ongoing development of the MDiet course, as well as the delivery of a range of nutrition-related CPD modules. You will work with the team to develop innovative, blended learning experiences for students, supporting them to become confident and capable dietetic graduates. Part of the role will include the co-ordination of practice-based placements, the development of new and simulated practice-based learning as well as liaison with Practice Educators.

You will be expected to contribute to the research base of the School in the supervision of students and through the development of a personal research profile. Opportunities to develop your scholarly activity, including the opportunity to further your own teaching skills and qualifications will be fully supported within the school.

This post is subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit:

We would particularly welcome applications from men as they are under-represented in this area of our workforce.

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £35,326 – 40,927
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £42,149 – 50,296
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria.  Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and welcomed by contacting Dr Karen Allan, Academic Team Lead for Dietetics

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead via Academic Team Lead

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No Supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School’s portfolio of courses and actively engage in research activities.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES: Carries out designated teaching and assessment duties as required to the School portfolio of courses or as otherwise requested by the Head of School.

Participates in the development and preparation of teaching material.

Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

Participates in course developments.

Develops and maintains expertise in subject area.

Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (e.g writing for publication, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences etc).

Supervises students on clinical placement.

Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities as required.

Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment).

Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Department/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities.

Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School’s course (e.g engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.

Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Level Degree/Honours Degree in relevant discipline.

Membership of HCPC and BDA.

Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.

Knowledge and skills

Competent in aspects of Digital Technology and presentations.

Effective role model and organisational qualities.

Safe/effective decision making, facilitation and problem solving skills

Leadership skills.


Varied post registration experience in dietetic practice demonstrating developed clinical skills.

Experience of clinical supervision of students on placement.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Other Higher (Postgraduate) Degree or PhD.


Extensive and varied post registration experience in a healthcare setting.

Teaching experience.

Experience of placement provision, training and quality assurance.

Research experience.


Travel will be required to travel to visit students on clinical placements out with the Aberdeen area.


Behaviour 1 - Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2 - Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

Behaviour 3 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 4 - Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Behaviour 5 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 6 - Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

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