Children and Young People’s Registered Nutritionist

This role provides a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative service that supports two authorities in tackling childhood obesity and health inequalities, 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 our society is more essential than ever.

We were delighted to be awarded delivery of a Change4Life service across Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster in 2020. Change4Life takes a holistic and community-based approach, improving and promoting the physical and emotional health & wellbeing of children and their families with a lasting impact.

As a Children and Young People’s Registered Nutritionist, you’ll be passionate about transforming the lives of children, young people and their families. 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 Change4Life’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 Registered Nutritionist 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 assessing and co-delivering training for the Change4Life team

You will have experience working in a weight management service and hold a current RNutr registration. We highly value the expertise of all our staff and as such are strongly committed to CPD. You will be supported to complete CPD requirements to maintain your RNutr 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 families 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.

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