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Nutrition and Dietetics

A dietitian is a qualified health professional who works with people with special dietary needs due to health conditions. They can also provide general health advice.

King’s has a large dietetics department, where staff are involved in service development project work, audit, and teaching other healthcare professionals.

We have a range of opportunities across the Trust at our King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital sites. We employ staff from Bands 3 to 8. Candidates applying for dietetic roles at the Trust must have the following:

  • registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • nutrition and Dietetics BSc or equivalent (not required for band 3 roles)
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • great team working skills
  • commitment to patient-centred care
  • a passion to promote nutritional wellbeing, treat disease and prevent nutrition related problems

How we recruit

All dietetic posts are advertised in our current vacancies section and on NHS Jobs.


There are many benefits of working as a dietitian at the Trust, including:

  • close partnership working with other Trusts, as part of King’s Health Partners
  • education and training opportunities within and outside of the Trust, including shadowing different specialties
  • the opportunity to work with a variety of patients and specialist areas

“For junior members of staff, there are opportunities to shadow and gain an understanding of lots of specialist areas. This has been great for helping me to decide which path I would like my dietetic career to go.”

Dietitian at King’s

“I love that research, education and professional development is encouraged and supported in the dietetic department.”

Dietitian at King’s

More information

Read our advice on how to apply for a job at the Trust. You can also find out about what the Trust has to offer, including information on pay, leave and benefits.