Senior Nutritionist/Dietitian

  • Job Reference: com/2604/128700/52638370/SU
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2024
  • Employer: Medirest
  • Website: https://www.compass-group.co.uk/
  • Location: Chertsey
  • Salary: £33,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled and dynamic Senior Nutritionist/Dietitian to cover maternity leave for a period of one year, with potential for extension, within our healthcare division at Compass Group. As part of a dedicated team of three other dietitians, you will play a pivotal role in supporting various dietetic, nutrition, and health & wellbeing initiatives across our healthcare facilities.
You will work closely with the Dietitians to deliver new menus within current business, mobilise and support new business and lead the health and wellbeing initiatives within our restaurants.  They will support the food offer development team with knowledge of nutrition and appropriate regulations e.g., FIR, calorie labelling, GBS.  
This role will require some national Travel.
Key Responsibilities:Menu and Recipe Development:
  • Collaborate with operational leads to develop and review menus and recipes, ensuring compliance with nutritional requirements and budget constraints.
  • Utilize recipe database software to propose necessary recipe changes and run nutritional data reports when required.
  • Participate in new product evaluations and provide recommendations based on nutritional qualities.
Delivering Nutritional Standards and Guidance:
  • Stay abreast of relevant nutritional, government, and food standards legislation, ensuring compliance across all operations.
  • Provide nutritional analysis and coding of menus and recipes, including allergen and dietary suitability information.
  • Conduct audits of meal services, gathering feedback and recommending changes as needed.
Management/Operational Support:
  • Lead the development of menus and health & wellbeing messages within healthcare restaurants.
  • Offer technical dietetic/nutrition support to catering, operational teams, and clients.
  • Visit sites to liaise with operational and client teams, particularly during new contract start-ups.
Training:
  • Deliver nutrition/dietetic training and create relevant training materials for colleagues in food service roles.
  • Undertake site visits to review food services and support necessary changes.
Protocol Development:
  • Develop special dietary operational policies and menus, and assist in implementing mealtime initiatives such as Protected Mealtimes.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition, or relevant degree with Diploma in Dietetics.
  • HCPC Registered Dietitian or Registered Nutritionist (or working towards this).
Experience:
  • Ideally At least two years' experience as a dietitian or nutritionist in a healthcare environment
  • Experience in a foodservice/catering environment
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Menu planning and menu analysis
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Project management
  • Computer generated nutritional analysis
  • Conversant with Excel, Word and Outlook.

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families

About Us

Part of Compass Group UK&I, Medirest is the specialist healthcare operating company of Compass Group UK & Ireland, providing a full range of hotel services, including staff, patient and visitor catering, domestics, portering, security and reception, at over 130 NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

Job Reference: com/2604/128700/52638370/SU

Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!