Tuesday , February 20 2024

Guardian UK Jobs – People’s Dietitian,

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Children and Young People’s Dietitian, London

2-4 day per week (part time)

Grade 4 (lower): £39,885 – £42,776 per annum pro rata, inclusive of Inner London Weighting

Permanent Contract

This role provides a unique opportunity to be part of a brand new and innovative service that supports both authorities in tackling childhood obesity and health inequalities across through a holistic health promotion and community-based approach.

You will join a dynamic service that takes a preventative and whole systems approach to tackling childhood obesity and health inequalities at a time when supporting disadvantaged members of society is more essential than ever.

As a Children and Young People’s Dietitian, you’ll be passionate about transforming the lives of children, young people and their relatives. Sharing and embracing the Public Heath agenda, you will work with local authorities to promote national and local public health priorities including healthy eating, physical activity, oral health and emotional wellbeing. You will play a key role in our client’s mission to:

  • Deliver an innovative service with a holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing
  • Align with other services that promote similar messages
  • Promote a whole systems approach to reduce health inequalities
  • Be responsive and flexible to the changing needs of those the service supports

What makes this Children and Young People’s Dietician role unique is the:

  • Autonomy to manage a varied and sometimes complex coaching caseload (5-19 year and up to 25 years old with special educational needs) with a multicultural community
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills and be responsible for organising and chairing regular clinical supervision session for the coaching scheme staff
  • Responsibility for developing and leading on training for the team

You will have experience working in paediatric dietetics and hold a current HCPC registration. Our client highly values the expertise of all staff and as such are strongly committed to CPD. You will be supported to complete CPD requirements to maintain your HCPC registration, and to develop your skills and knowledge in this specialism and within this exciting role and service.

You will also have a genuine commitment to a whole systems approach and working in partnership with children, young people and their relatives in order to provide evidence based holistic support that seeks to reduce health inequalities across communities. The successful candidate will be a motivated, passionate practitioner who will strive for excellent standards, robustly ensuring a quality, evidenced based and accessible service. 

Our client strives for continuous improvement and as a valued member of an innovative team you will actively contribute to service development. You’ll undertake staff training and evaluation to ensure children, young people and their relatives are healthy in all settings, supporting them to thrive where they live, learn and play.

Our client is a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all they do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have experience working in similar services to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people, they look forward to hearing from you.

In return they can offer you flexible working, generous leave entitlements, a group personal pension scheme, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. They have an excellent wellbeing offer and will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an innovative and transformational service, and work for an established, leading organisation that changes lives, values your opinion and encourages learning.

Our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that they do and know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children and their relatives.

Closing date: Rolling recruitment

Interview date: TBC

Appointments are subject to our client receiving a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that they consider acceptable.

Other organisations may call this role Nutritionist, Nutrition Specialist, or Paediatric Dietitian.

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