Principal Public Health Nutritionist

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Public Health Nutritionist to join our Health Improvement Division to support a range of programmes of work where nutrition and diet is a determinant. This is a senior role to provide specialist public health nutrition expertise at a national level for Public Health Wales working alongside a growing Nutrition and Obesity Prevention Team led by a Consultant in Public Health.

You will apply your expertise in the following main areas:

  • Surveillance of the population nutritional status
  • Development of policy and strategy relating the nutrition
  • Developing and evaluating interventions to improve nutritional and diet related outcomes, including obesity
  • Assessing the impact of policy, strategy and programmes on population outcomes
  • Contributing to research and development

You will work closely to support Welsh Government in the development of food and nutrition related policy and strategy and with a range of partners both within and beyond Public Health Wales and across sectors including the independent and commercial sector.

The post presents opportunities to work within a staff structure dedicated to systems-working and a multi-agency approaches to health improvement. We have a strong focus on evaluation and developing the evidence-base. All staff within the Division are responsible for developing a shared understanding of the inter-dependencies between topics and settings and supporting colleagues across the Division, organisation and partners.

You should possess a Masters level qualification in public health or demonstrable equivalent learning and a degree-level qualification in a nutrition related discipline (for further details please refer to the person specification).

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

For further details: julie.bishop4@wales.nhs.uk

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