Social Care Direct
Closing date
20 Jul 2022
Dietician - Remote - with some travel - up to £35k - 40 hours per week - 12 month fixed term maternity cover
The company provides food services to a wide-ranging customer base; from local schools to top restaurants, prisons to healthcare providers! They looking for an experienced and passionate Dietitian to provide expert nutrition and dietetics advice on food products and nutrition across their consumer profiles.
As a subject matter expert, you'll ensure that the food they deliver to each of their unique customers meets the required dietary and nutritional standards as well as government and best practice guidelines. You'll be responsible for producing and analysing data meticulously, taking responsibility for the accuracy of published nutrition and dietetics data.
Partnering with procurement teams, chefs and food insight teams and external bodies you'll need excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to persuade and influence as well as superb presenting skills. You'll hold a formal qualification such as UK HPC registered dietitian, have a strong knowledge of allergens and be passionate about upskilling and training colleagues on the latest nutrition and dietetics issues.
This is a 12-month fixed term maternity cover providing you with the opportunity to work with a wide range of consumer profiles and with a variety of legislation. You will be part of a great team and have lots of flexibility as you strive to improve nutritional standards for our consumers.
You'll have the flexibility to work from home with occasional travel attending and presenting at meetings (travel expense will be paid).
Main Responsibilities
* Working across all elements of food services, ensuring that the advice you and the team provide related to nutrition and diet meets the defined needs of both their internal and external customer and is aligned with current government and best practice guidelines.
* Effectively communicating current guidelines and suggested approaches to the Service Offer Manager and Procurement to ensure that all parties understand the benefits to be gained from adhering to nutrition and dietetic guidelines for food products across a range of consumer profiles and external clients
* Providing training and development material/workshops as required
* Attending meetings and provide presentations on specific nutritional topics as required by the business
* Liaising with client representatives, supplier representatives or dieticians as required
The Ideal Candidate
* Have a relevant qualification in Nutrition and Dietetics
* UK HPC Registered Dietician
* Team player with excellent communication and influencing skills
* Result orientated
* Ability in working in a multi-cultural and matrix environment
* Strong presentation skills both verbally and written
* Maintains evidence of continuing professional development
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Strong influencing skills to ensure the quality and standards of nutrition and dietetics are maintained throughout the business
* Experience of training others successfully
* Mobility: travel within UK as required to provide Head of Nutrition and Dietetics with "hands on" support
* Member of the BDA
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