Practice Tutor in Dietetics (0.5 FTE)

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin
Employment Type
Not disclosed
Trinity College Dublin

The primary purpose of this post is to support Practice Education in Dietetics for the BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics, the undergraduate programme run jointly between Trinity and the Technological University Dublin. The successful candidate will be a CORU-registered Dietitian with experience of working in acute and/or community healthcare settings. The postholder will contribute to the practice education of undergraduate students and will optimise the implementation and quality assurance of practice education. The role involves liaising with the Assistant Professor in Dietetics, Practice Education Coordinator, Dietitian Managers, Practice Educators, Practice Tutors in healthcare settings, programme staff from both institutions and students across the programme.

Main Responsibilities

· Liaise with the Practice Education Coordinator to optimise practice education learning

· Facilitate effective working relationships with key placement partners

· Contribute to specific preparatory practice education induction modules

· Support student learning in line with specified learning objectives throughout placement

· Participate in the clinical supervision of students in collaboration with placement settings

· Provide feedback to students on their performance and progress

· Support the assessment of student performance in collaboration with key stakeholders

· Organise individual, group, and interprofessional learning activities throughout placement

· Contribute to the implementation of innovative learning and assessment methodologies

· Contribute to the maintenance of quality procedures and standards

· Keep abreast of professional development by attending conferences and courses

Person Requirements


The successful candidate must:

· Be registered or eligible for registration as a Dietitian on the CORU Dietitians Registration Board

· Have 3 years full time (or an aggregate of 3 years full time) post qualification dietetic experience

· Be able to able to provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Dietitians Register maintained by the Dietitians Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued

Knowledge & Experience

The successful candidate will be expected to clearly demonstrate the following:

Clinical Knowledge and Practice Education Experience

  • Knowledge of the undergraduate practice placement environment
  • Knowledge of, and practice in, a range of dietetic specialties
  • Experience of providing training to and supervising students
  • Experience of facilitating engaging and effective practice education activities
  • Evidence of commitment to excellence in practice education
  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively in a multidisciplinary environment

Contribution to University and Engagement with Discipline

· Ability to represent the School and College to professional bodies and advisory boards

· Experience of engaging with working groups to advance the goals of the profession


· Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

· Ability to develop and deliver relevant and innovative practice education activities

· Ability to provide effective feedback on performance

· Excellent organisational and administrative skills

Personal attributes

· Ability to work effectively as member of a team

  • A commitment to student pastoral care
  • A commitment to high quality clinical care and continuous professional development

This is a 5 year fixed term contract, part-time (50%) 0.5FTE.

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Senior Dietician salary scale HSE salary scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy.

Closing Date: 12 Noon GMT, 11th July 2022

Informal enquiries to:

  • Annemarie Bennett, Assistant Professor in Dietetics.

  • Maria O’Sullivan Associate Professor in Nutrition, Deputy Director, BSc Human Nutrition & Dietetics.

Application queries about this post, please email Clodagh Burke at and include the Competition ID number in the subject heading.

At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities, and applicants with disabilities.