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Lead Catering Dietitian

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Lead Catering dietitian. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic dietitian with proven skills in menu planning and specialist diets.

The post holder will be the lead catering dietitian for the UHB across site. The successful candidate will have a key role in ensuring the dietetic service in partnership with catering facilities provides quality therapeutic diets to both nutritionally well and nutritionally compromised patients and those requiring a specialist diet.

As the dietetic lead you will work closely with the dietetic and facilities team in implementing and monitoring service development initiatives in line with national quality indicators.

The post holder will contribute to teaching and education to those involved in the care and production of patient meals and particularly therapeutic diets.

Suitable applicants should have relevant experience such as catering, clinical dietetics or public health and will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a practical, forward thinking approach to service development and evaluation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is the Dietetic catering lead within the UHB for dietetic issues relating to organisation of food procurement, production, delivery and meal service with responsibility for:-

Leading the changes to the Welsh Government refresh of the food and fluid standards, quality statement and the UHB nutrition and catering related policies within Cardiff and Vale.

Agree service priorities with the dietetics strategic lead for catering and UHB dietetic management and work closely with the UHB facilities managers, senior nursing dietetic colleagues and senior managers.

Work with facilities team on a day to day basis to ensure the provision of safe and nutritious food

Provide expert dietetic advice to the UHB catering department to ensure safe provision of nutritious meals

Supervise and train staff within catering and undertaking audits around nutrition and catering.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Experience of nutritional content analysis
  • Working with catering services

Expereince/ Skills and Knowledge


  • HCPC registration/ Dietetic NHS experience
  • Clinical working with a broad range of patients across a variety of clinical settings. Clinical work in relevant specialist areas. Evidence of on-going CPD.
  • Knowledge of large scale catering

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board





CF64 2XX

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